Value Creation in Free Zones

Linking Stakeholders Together

Day 1 – Monday, 6th April 2020 - Leaders of the Future Seminar

Day 2 – Tuesday, 7th April 2020 - AICE2020

Day 3 – Wednesday, 8th April 2020 - AICE2020

InterContinental Festival City,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Held annually, the World FZO AICE is the world’s “must attend” event for free zones and associated entities. It is an opportunity to build awareness among World FZO members and prominent participants from across the globe. Attendees benefit from broad-based insight on critical issues affecting free zones, as well as various networking opportunities with key international decision makers who have an impact on business, trade and investment.

To better help free zone operators, authorities, government officials and private companies work together to create value in free zones, we have identified five areas to address during our annual conference. As we expand our reach through our Regional Offices, National Contact Points, Task Forces, digital tools, and our metrics solutions, these panels will provide a productive and important bridge between the different elements of success in new and existing free zone environments.

The Location

The Location

In 2020, the World FZO AICE is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 6th – 8th April.

On the 6th April, the Leaders of the Future seminar is being held at Jafza One in Jebel Ali Free Zone

On 7th & 8th April, the AICE is being held at the InterContinental Dubai – Festival City

Who Attends

Who Attends

Over the course of the three-day event, world-class speakers and senior policy makers, academics, multi-lateral organizations and global business leaders from over 80 countries come together with delegations from international free zones to share best practice and foster public awareness of the role and contribution to economic growth that free zones make.

AICE Highlights

AICE Highlights

Opening Ceremony
Exhibition
Leaders of the Future Course
B2B Networking
Social and Networking Events
Panel Discussions
Workshops
Presentations
Welcome Reception
Gala Dinner
Closing Ceremony

OUR SPEAKERS

Alvise Giustiniani

VP Illicit Trade Prevention
Philip Morris International (PMI)

Erik Autor

President
NAFTZ
USA

Cesare Zingone

CEO
Zeta Group
Costa Rica

Gokhan Akinci

Global Product Leader
World Bank Group
USA

HE Charito Plaza

Director General
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Philippines

Guillermo Mazier

VP Global Innovation
Conway
USA

Courtney Fingar

Editor-in-Chief
fDi Magazine
UK

Dr Hashim Hussein

Head
UNIDO ITPO Bahrain
Bahrain

Douglas van den Berghe

Vice President - Advisory
Conway,
USA

Hernando Jose Gomez

Former Ambassador
Colombia

Dr Eric Deans

CEO
JSEZA
Jamaica

James Zhan

Director Investment
UNCTAD
Switzerland

Kevin Chan

Director General
Guangdong Pilot FZ
China

Piotr Stryszowski

Senior Economist at the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate
OECD,
France

Lars Karlsson

President,
KGH Border Services
Sweden

Ravindra Sannareddy

Managing Director
SriCity,
India

Dr Mohan Guruswamy

Chief Knowledge Officer
World FZO
UAE

Robert Koopman

Chief Economist and Director Economic Research and Statistics Division
WTO
Switzerland

Pan Li

Vice Chairman
CFZA
China

Shri Bidyut Behari Swain

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
India

Pere Navarro

Special Delegate of the Spanish State
El Consorci De La Zona Franca De Barcelona
Spain

Vic Van Vuuren

Director
ILO
Switzerland

Program at a glance

Monday 6 April

AICE

  • Location

    InterContinental F.C.

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    AICE Registration Open

  • 19.30 – 22.30

    Welcome Reception

Monday 6 April

Leaders Program

  • Location

    Jafza One

  • 08:00 - 18:00

    Registration Open

  • 08:00 - 18:00

    Exhibition Open

  • 09:00 - 11:30

    Welcome/Opening Ceremony

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Plenary 1: Public vs Private

  • 12:30 - 13.30

    Lunch

  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Plenary 2: Sustainability

  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Focused Sessions

    S1:OECD Seminar
    S2:Metrics Workshop
    S3:Ports & Airports Seminar

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Plenary 3: Clients

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Focused Sessions

    S4:UNCTAD Seminar
    S5:Certification Workshop
    S6:FZ Biz in Asia Discussion

Tuesday 7 April

AICE

  • Location

    InterContinental F.C.

  • 08:00 - 18:00

    Registration Open

  • 08:00 - 18:00

    Exhibition Open

  • 09:00 - 11:30

    Welcome/Opening Ceremony

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Plenary 1: Public vs Private

  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch

  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Plenary 2: Sustainability

  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Focused Sessions

    S1:OECD Seminar
    S2:Metrics Workshop
    S3:Ports & Airports Seminar

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Plenary 3: Clients

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Focused Sessions

    S4:UNCTAD Seminar
    S5:Certification Workshop
    S6:FZ Biz in Asia Discussion

Wednesday 8 April

AICE

  • Location

    InterContinental F.C.

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Registration Open

  • 08:00 - 14:30

    Exhibition Open

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Plenary 4: Infrastructure

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Focused Sessions

    S7:Manufacturing Seminar
    S8:B2B Trade Workshop
    S9:FZ Biz in GCC Discussion

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Plenary 5: Regulation

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Closing Ceremony

  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch

  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Focused Sessions

    S10:Finance Seminar
    S11:Build a FZ Workshop

  • 14:00 - 17:00

    World FZO Members' General Assembly

  • 19:30 - 22:00

    Gala Dinner

Conference Highlights

35+Speakers

1000+Attendees

25+sponsors

80+Countries

A look back at previous editions of the World FZO Annual International Conference & Exhibition held in Dubai (2015, 2016 & 2018) and Cartagena (2017).

ATTEND

Member Rates*

  • $550
  • $700
  • $1000
  • $800
  • $1000
  • $1450
*1st Registration Free for World FZO Members. For groups of 3 or more please send an email to events@worldfzo.org

Non-Member Rates

  • $800
  • $1000
  • $1450

Hotels and Destinations

InterContinental Dubai

Crowne Plaza

VENUE

INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY The Event Centre is Dubai’s premium conference space. Two levels, totaling 4,250m2 of flawless function space, are shared by InterContinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, creating an unparalleled event and conference proposition within Dubai. It combines a unique location, with unrivalled function space; aligning cutting-edge facilities with great style.

Thank you to our Previous sponsors

Contact Details

World FZO Event Team,
Office hours: 8am to 4pm Sunday thru Thursday

Tel: +9714 204 5473 events@worldfzo.org

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