Time: (Kigali time: GMT + 3)



8:45am -9:00am

Introduction and Welcome remarks by Master of Ceremony: Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

James Wambugu Co-Lead, Asset Management, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

9:00am - 10:00am

Opening Remarks 

Admassu Tadesse, President Emeritus and Group MD, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
Thomas Östros, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB) introduced by Edward Claessen, Head of EIB Global’s Regional Representation East Africa, EIB

Keynote Speech (TBC)

Hon. John Rwangombwa, Governor, The National Bank of Rwanda

10:00am - 10:30am

Group Photo & Refreshments

10:30am - 11:30am

Panel Discussion: Charting the Future: Macroeconomic Overview, Digital Innovation & Sustainable Finance in East Africa

Andrew Mold, UNECA Head of East Africa Office
Wegoki Mugeni, TDB Coverage Executive East Africa
Gabor Pula, Resident Representative, IMF
Moses Nyangu, Economist, Country and Financial Sector Analysis Division, EIB (Moderator)

11:30am - 12:15pm

Fireside Chat: Spotlight on Rwanda’s use of Technology for Sustainable Economic Development

H.E. Ms. Paula Ingabire – Rwanda Minister, ICT and Innovation
Doreen Mashu, Operations Officer SME, TDF (Moderator)

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Break

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Panel Discussion: Balancing the Scales: Navigating Debt Sustainability in East African Banking

Othman Boukrami, Deputy CEO, The Currency Fund
Nicole Kearse, Head of Sovereign Finance, African Legal Support Facility, AfDB
Lekinyi Mollel, Senior Economist, The Bank of Tanzania
Felister Kivisi, Advisor, TDB (Moderator)

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Technology to Achieve Growth

Levi Gasangwa, Chief, Business and Corporate Solutions, Bank of Kigali
Angel Setumo, Group Head of Innovation, Letshego Holdings Limited
Jonathan Pinofilio, CEO, COMESA Business Council (Moderator)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Elevating Inclusion: Accelerating Digitization to Enhance Access to Finance

Catherine Kimaryo, Chair, Akiba Bank
Thomas Lugez, Investment Officer, EIB
Jehiel Oliver, Founder & CEO, Hello Tractor
Gloria Mamba, Group Executive, TDF (Moderator)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dinner & Cocktail Iftar Provided

Venue: 1000 Hills Distillery
Transportation Provided