October 2nd, 2017

Hotel CARTHAGE THALASSO, Tunis - Gammarth

8H00:  Registration


8H30: Workshop Opening – Welcome note

            – Opening Remarks by Mr. Mohamed Ali Khelil, Strategy Director General, MEMER

– Global Energy Transition, by Néjib Zaafrani, International Sr. Executive Advisor


9H00: Session 1:   Tunisia Energy Situation and Strategy

– Status of the Energy Sector in Tunisia,

  by Mustapha Haddad, Senior Energy Consultant, Strategy & Policy 

– State Energy Strategy by Mr. Mohamed Ali Khelil, Strategy Director General, MEMER

– Some key-points on Hydrocarbon sector (consultant view)

  by Mr. Bechir Tekaya, Senior Consultant – Oil & Gas Agreements


10H30:  Coffee break


11H00: Session 2 – Panel discussion, Energy Governance:  Challenges & Opportunities:

Moderator: Belgacem Chariag, Chief Global Operations Officer at Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Houston, USA

     –  Introduction: Governance of the Energy Sector in Tunisia

         by Mrs. Afef Chachi, Director of Energy and Mines, National Observatory

Panel discussion:

–  Importance of good governance in the energy sector – Investor’s perspective.

– Dr. Slim Feriani, State Secretary of Industry & SMEs

– Main challenges, main opportunities (Developer & operator’s view), Ahmed Friaa ,

– Partnerships, PPP international and local perspectives, Mr. Jalooul Ayed, Former Finance Minister

– Renewable Energy, Water and Environment, Dr. Hosni Ghedira, Director Masder Institute

– Hydrocarbon sector, Mr. Mohamed Abdelkader, Sr. Consultant & Former Numhyd GM


13H00: Lunch


14H00: workshop Sub-committees: Will focus more on governance aspects:

Security of Supply (upstream & down steam)

– oil, gas and renewable energy

Demand Management

– Power generation (electricity), water, fuel transportation & Mobility

– Energy Efficiency

Investor’s side

Human Capital & competency

Participants will be divided in these four sub-committees. One reporter for each sub-committee will prepare 5-10 mn of synthesis-conclusion and suggestions including any points needing future development in any next workshop, covering policy setting, governance of energy entities, and Regulations & controls.


15H30: Coffee Break


16H00: Synthesis and Conclusions of the workshops and way-forward


17H00: Close out of the workshop