Programme

Logistic hub and Port City recomposing in Tangier: matching ambitions
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Wednesday 18 november 2015

Moevenpick1Arrival of participants: participants have to organise their trip to Tangier themselves. The rendez-vous is at: Mövenpick Hotel, Road of Malabata, Bay of Tangier

Thursday 19 november 2015
Tangier: an essential port and logistics platform

From 8:00

Registration of participants
Welcoming by Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP
Coach pick up from the Mövenpick Hotel to Tanger Med Port

9:15

Coffee and welcoming by the port authorities of Tanger Med

9:30
Working session: Strategic positioning of Tanger Med

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Port Tanger Med: key to the country’s port strategy

Najlaa Diouri, General Manager, Tanger Med Port Authority

Tanger Med II: promoting ever greater international reach

Mohamed Arjouan, General Manager, Tanger Med 2 SA

Debate

10:15

Technical visit

Visit of container terminals Tanger Med, the automobile export terminals and finally the passenger and ferry port.

Coffee break

11:30
Working session: the Tanger Med Port Center and the passenger and ferry port

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Tanger Med Port Center: a business center and multimodal terminal designed by Jean Nouvel

Mehdi Bouhriz, Responsable Commercial, Tanger Med Port Center

Handling passengers and goods: the vital importance of fluidity

Idriss Aarabi, Responsable Port Roulier

Debate

12:15

Technical visit

Visit of the “Tanger Med Port Center” building designed by architect Jean Nouvel. From there, participants will go on to explore the entire Tanger Med Port site.

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Return to the Auditorium, discussions over lunch

14:30

Coach pick up from Tanger Med Port to the Renault Tanger Plant

15:00

Working session: Tangier, industrial and logistics platform

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Renault, an industrial engine at the heart of a pioneering plant

Christophe DRIDI, Directeur des fabrications, Renault Tanger
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15:45

Technical visit

The Tanger Automotive City (TAC) industrial platform has taken over from the 350 hectare Tangier Free Zone, which had become a victim of its own success, reaching saturation point. Launched in 2013 with the commercialisation of an initial 55 ha section, the TAC will eventually cover some 300 ha, devoted to the various branches of the automotive industry and their logistical requirements. It supports Renault Tanger Med, a 280 ha free zone located just a few kilometres away, in which the French carmaker has invested 1 billion euros with the aim of producing some 400,000 vehicles for export from 2015. The operation is set to generate 6,000 direct jobs, and a further 30,000 indirect jobs.

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17:00

Coach pick up to the Mövenpick Hotel

20:00

Transfer from the Mövenpick hotel to the restaurant “Parcours des sens” and official dinner

Friday 20 november 2015
City port mix: a new-look waterfront

8:30

Welcoming participants at the confrence room of the Mövenpick Hotel

9:00

Working session

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The project to redevelop the port of Tanger Ville: a new look for Tangier

Kamal Din Aamraoui, Deputy General Manager, Société de Gestion du Port de Tanger Ville

The “Tanger Métropole” project

Centre Régional d’Investissement TANGER

Debate & Coffee break

11:00

Technical visit

The tour of the port and city of Tangier will afford an opportunity to review the progress of the Kingdom of Morocco’s first ever port site conversion project. It will also provide an excellent insight into the entirely redesigned port-city relationship, which aims to give Tangier a new, high added-value tourist and cultural appeal, based on both new port facilities (yachting, cruise, fast ferry) and amenities in this brand new city port district, located very close to the old town : the “Place du petit Socco”, the “Place du Grand Socco”, the “Parc de la Mendoubia”.

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13:00
Closing Lunch

Location : Mövenpick Hotel

15:00

Transfer from the Mövenpick Hotel to the international Airport