• Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1
Tomorrow will be blue because…

The blue Economy will be at the very heart of our discussions. What growth potential does it hold for our islands? What is the role of economic stake holders in preserving resources, and more widely our marine ecosystems? Themes such as regional trade, maritime connectivity and the many innovative opportunities offered by the blue economy will also be discussed.


08h30 - 09h30         Registration of participants– Lobby


09h30 - 10h15           Official opening ceremony– Nestlé


10h15 - 10h30           Coffee break– Nestlé


Session 1 …the ocean unites us


10h30 - 11h00         Plenary session- Nestlé


Session 2 …regional trade will be seamless


11h00 - 12h30         Maritime transport: connectivity-related challenges within a context of increasing diseconomies of scale– Nestlé


12h30 - 14h00         Lunch– Lobby


14h00 - 15h30         Regional trade as a stepping stone towards global markets– Nestlé


Session 3 …our vital ocean is preserved


14h00 - 15h30          The Blue Economy or how to reconcile exploitation with the preservation of resources?– Vivo Energy


15h30 - 16h00         Coffee break– Lobby


16h00 - 17h30          Innovative opportunities in the Blue Economy– Nestlé


15h30 - 16h00         Welcome cocktail – Cocktail area (1st floor)– Sponsor : Velogic

Day 2

Tomorrow will be smarter by leveraging…


Several important topics will be dealt with, such as food sovereignty and sustainable tourism. The central issue in these fields remains the smart use of the resources available, whether they are natural, economic or human. Our quest for sustainability and resilience inevitably involves embracing a regional approach.


08h00 - 09h00         Welcoming of participants– Lobby


Session 4 …a regional approach


09h00 - 10h30          Food sovereignty: when will agricultural chains in our region become sustainable? – Nestlé


10h30 - 12h00         How to develop a sustainable regional tourism offer?– Nestlé


12h00 - 13h30         Lunch– Lobby


Session 5 …a greater inclusion for women and young people within the economy


13h30 - 15h00         Training and professional mobility: encouraging intergenerational and inter-island exchange programs– Nestlé


15h00 - 15h30         Coffee break– Lobby


15h30 - 17h00         Will future development favour women?– Nestlé


15h30 - 16h30         Presentation of the OIF’s economic and trade missions by the Indian Ocean representative office of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie– Vivo Energy


16h30 - 17h30         How to improve and increase trade between the EU and the Indian Ocean, and among Indian Ocean islands by the EU delegation to Mauritius and the Seychelles– Vivo Energy


Session 6 …the decarbonisation of our economic activities


17h00 - 18h30         Working towards a collaborative action plan for the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy– Salle Nestlé

Day 3

This transition towards tomorrow will be boosted by…


Our third and final day will be dedicated to financing. Through interactions between investors and funding partners on one hand, and entrepreneurs and project leaders on the other, our objective will be to better understand the current trends. What new funding solutions are already available or likely to be in the future? What do start-up companies and project leaders expect from financial institutions?


08h00 - 09h00         Welcoming of participants– Lobby


Session 7 …green and impact finance


09h00 - 10h30         Funding options for the future– Nestlé


10h30 - 11h00         Coffee break– Lobby


Session 8 …providing startups and private individuals access to funding


11h00 - 12h30         How to provide support to start-up companies and private individuals?– Nestlé


12h30 - 14h00         Lunch– Lobby


14h00 - 15h00         Final session – Entrepreneurship in sustainable tourism and the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean – Vivo Energy

The three program finalists will present their projects before a jury and the public. This initiative is implemented by Cap Business Ocean Indien, thanks to the financial support of the Représentation de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie pour l’océan Indien – Vivo Energy


15h00 - 15h30         Coffee-break– Lobby


15h30 - 16h00         Presentation of the Mediation and Arbitration Centre (MARC)– Vivo Energy


16h00 - 18h30         Free time


18h30 - 20h00         Closing ceremony & dinner – The Ravenala Attitude Hotel (Balaclava) – Sponsor : Oxenham Upon invitation


The Climate Fresk workshops will be organised every day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in CIEL room, while B2B meetings will take place in IBL room all day long during the three days.