Méditerranée du Futur – Act III

After the success of Acts I and II of the “Mediterranean of the Future”, dealing respectively with the theme of climate as well as youth and innovation, the South Region is pleased to invite you to Act III, which will be dedicated to investments in Mediterranean countries.

This event, which will be held on 26 November 2019 in Marseille at the Palais du Pharo, will have a dual objective :
• Invite high-level personalities from 30 different countries to discuss about the major economic and societal challenges in the Mediterranean;
• Bring together public and private investors and put them in contact with project leaders from the different shores of the Mediterranean.

This event is an exceptional opportunity to :
Find ambitious projects to finance on both sides of the Mediterranean
Major infrastructure projects (TGV, Datacenter, Sanitation station…)
Innovative start-ups (BioTech, FoodTech, Education, IoT, GreenTech…)
Territorial and cooperation projects (Urban planning, Environment, Culture…)

Meet the key players in investing in a privileged setting
Major political leaders (Ministers, Ambassadors of the Mediterranean countries)
Major banking Institutions and experts (The World Bank, AFD, EIB…)
Private investors in the zone (Africinvest, Ardian…)
Coporate heads

Detect major investment opportunities in the Mediterranean Region
Round tables with experts on the economic challenges of the Mediterranean and investment opportunities
Presentations of major ongoing projects in digital integration and sustainable development

In total, 100 projets seeking financing to accelerate their development on both sides of the Mediterranean. Invest in Méditerranée du Futur !

Acte III

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Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France – November 26, 2019


08h00 : Reception of participants
09h00 : Introduction By Mr. Renaud Muselier President of the SUD Region
09h50 : Keynote 1 – « Innovation in space industry in mediterranean »
10h00 : Roundtable 1 – Why invest in the Mediterranean territories?
11h10 : Keynote 2 – Interxion
11h20 : Testimony of Mediterranean projects – Success stories

12h30 : Lunch break

14h00 : Keynote 3 – Data Center Advisor to UN Sustainable Development
14h10 : Roundtable 2 – Why and how to finance cooperation projects for economic development in the Mediterranean?
15h00 : Roundtable 3 – Focus on Energy Transition / Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean: what major projects are at work to create the world of tomorrow?
15h50 : Keynote 4 – Makani Power
16h00 : Roundtable 4 – DIGITAL Focus – What are the plans for digital integration in the Mediterranean?
17h05 : Keynote 5 – Grand port maritime de Marseille
17h15 : Awards ceremony

17h30 : Closing speech

Meeting Rooms – workshops

14h00 – 17h00 // Room 1:
“Innovative Enterprises” Session
15 pre-selected start-up pitches (5 minutes per company)
Targeted investments: from 200,000 euros to 2 million euros

14h00 – 15h30 // Room 2:
“Great Infrastructure Projects” Session
Targeted investments: tens of millions of euros

15h30 – 17h00 // Room 3:
“Territorial Projects / Cooperation in the Mediterranean” Session

Targeted investments: from 300,000 euros to 2 million euros

From 10h30, simultaneously with the different events:

Workshops on European and regional financing solutions,

• Exhibitions stands, presenting innovative solutions developed by Mediterranean project leader,

• Presentation booths by the event’s partners (e.g. network of developers, etc…).

• A wooden model of EuroMéditerranée 1

Suggested roundtables introductions

A geostrategic crossroads between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the Mediterranean region is now at a turning point in its economic and demographic development.

Following the recent years upheavals, governments have launched ambitious reforms to modernize their economies and create a more favorable framework to welcome international investment.

On both shores of the Mediterranean, there has been an acceleration of economic or cooperative projects, particularly concerning following sectors:

  • agri-food: the Mediterranean has a variety of agro-climatic conditions for diversified production, and offers local and regional opportunities;
  • renewable energy, particularly in solar and wind power to meet growing energy needs;
  • Cultural and Creative Industries(CCI): The development of digital infrastructure supports the emergence of a culturally hungry youth and middle class, and a stimulated by democratic openness production;
  • maritime transport: the modernization of port infrastructure meets the needs of transport operators increasingly interested in This strategic space
  • finally, the number of visitors to the southern Mediterranean countries increased fourfold between 1990 and 2010.

throughout this inaugural roundtable, high-level speakers from all Mediterranean countries (Ministers, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, etc.) will describe this changing world and will present investment opportunities in the “Méditerranée du futur!”

10 years after the creation of the ‘Union for the Mediterranean’, the Euro-Mediterranean partnership is now being relaunched under the impetus of the SUD Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and its partners over the whole Mediterranean coast. Many cooperation projects are at work, whether in the field of education, culture, or the environment. They are part of a tightened dialogue strategy and joint actions, aiming at easing Youth employment, fighting illegal trafficking and activities, boosting innovation in SMEs, accompanying women’s empowerment, or create the conditions for a co-development by exchanging good practices and sharing of resources and equipment.

But how do we finance these cooperation projects? what financial instruments can be mobilized?

What role can major public donors and national (AFD, Bpifrance…) and international financial organisations (World Bank, EIB, African Development Bank…) play?

What can be the role of private investors in financing these development cooperation projects?

Mediterranean countries today face common energy and climate challenges that require high-level multilateral responses and ambitious private initiatives. These issues appear to be opportunities for many players who are carrying out major projects in the region that address both ecological and economic challenges.

During this roundtable, major players in the energy sector, involved in the construction of photovoltaic power plants on both sides of the Mediterranean or experimenting innovative solutions in marine wind will take the floor.

These examples illustrate a new type of Euro-Mediterranean partnership based on a principle of co-development and scientific/technological transfer between the two shores.

Particularly driven by the demand of young people, hungry for new technologies, mobile applications and digital content, digital is now one of the cornerstones of the development of the Mediterranean countries. To support this growth in the digital economy, many digital infrastructure projects (THD coverage, giant datacenters…) are currently underway or under consideration and are attracting increasing interest from public and private investors.

In this context, Marseille plays a key role as a hub for this digital integration in the Mediterranean, as the main underwater cables connecting data flows between Europe, Africa and the Middle East join in Marseille.

In addition to infrastructure projects, digital projects in the Mediterranean are also focused on the field of cooperation, which include, for example, the creation of pan-Mediterranean digital platforms dedicated to the dissemination of educational content, or to the conservation of architectural and cultural heritage.

Beyond that, in order to smartly address this influx of digital data in a highly urbanized Mediterranean area, we observe the gradual affirmation of a specific “smart city”model, several examples of which will be presented at the roundtable.


M. Edouard Philippe
M. Edouard PhilippeFrench Prime Minister (since 2017)
M. Jean-Yves Le Drian
M. Jean-Yves Le DrianMinister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
M. Sergio Pimenta
M. Sergio PimentaVice President, Middle East and Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Mme Sahar Nasr
Mme Sahar NasrEgyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation
M. Hugues Parant
M. Hugues ParantDirector-General of “Euroméditerranée”, a Public Planning Establishment (EPA)
M. Jean-Luc Allavena
M. Jean-Luc AllavenaPresident and Founder of Atlantys Investors
M. Stéphane Colin
M. Stéphane ColinPresident of Africinvest Europe
M. Khaled Sedrak
M. Khaled SedrakPresident of NXTVN
M. Jean-Marc Fornéri
M. Jean-Marc FornériPresident of Bucephale Finance
Pr. Benedict Oramah
Pr. Benedict OramahPresident of Afreximbank
M. Abdelkader Betari
M. Abdelkader BetariPresident of Anima Investment Network
Mme Blanca Moreno Dodson
Mme Blanca Moreno DodsonManager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration
M. Bernard Valéro
M. Bernard ValéroDirector-General of the « Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens durables » (Avitem)
M. Emmanuel Noutary
M. Emmanuel NoutaryGeneral Delegate The Next Society - ANIMA
M. Charles-Henri Malécot
M. Charles-Henri MalécotManaging Director of STOA (AFD/CDC Mutual Fund)
Mme Claire Charbit
Mme Claire CharbitHead of Unit Territorial Dialogues and Migration. Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE)
M. Fabrice Coquio
M. Fabrice CoquioPresident Interxion France
M. Laurent Zylberberg
M. Laurent ZylberbergSTOA President, Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Public, International a European Affairs
M. Jérôme Cathala
M. Jérôme CathalaPresident of the Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication (CMCA)
M. Jean-Loïc Galle
M. Jean-Loïc GalleChairman and CEO - Thales Alenia Space
M. Jean-Francois Marco
M. Jean-Francois MarcoDirector of Development for France, MERIDIAM funds
Mme Myriam Schwartz
Mme Myriam SchwartzPolitical advisor, Solar Impulse foundation
M. Abdellatif Zaghnoun
M. Abdellatif ZaghnounDirector General of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG)
M. Sébastien Minot
M. Sébastien MinotDeputy Director Africa Department - Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor
M. Yohann Chaigneau
M. Yohann ChaigneauSenior Strategy and Institutional Affairs advisor at the EIB (European Investment Bank)
M. Noomane Fehri
M. Noomane FehriFounder & Chairman of B@Labs
Mme Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
Mme Boutheina Ben YaghlaneDirector General of Caisse des dépôts et consignations
 M. Pierre-Noël Luiggi
M. Pierre-Noël LuiggiFounder of Oscaro
M. Dan Catarivas
M. Dan CatarivasDirector General - Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Manufacturers' Association of Israel
M. Nasser Kamel
M. Nasser Kamel Secretary-General of the Union for Mediterranean
Mme Aziza Nait Sibaha
Mme Aziza Nait SibahaInternational journalist
M. Rodolphe Saadé
M. Rodolphe SaadéPresident of CMA-CGM
Mme Susanna Kass
Mme Susanna KassData Center Advisor to UN Sustainable Development
M. Neal Rickner
M. Neal RicknerCOO de Makani Power
M. Hervé Martel
M. Hervé Martel Chairman of the Management Board of Grand port maritime de Marseille (GPMM)
M. Thomas de Williencourt
M. Thomas de WilliencourtDirector of Pure Ocean
M. Mokhtar Hammami
M. Mokhtar HammamiMinister of Local Affairs and the Environment - Tunisia
M. Jean-Yves Gilet
M. Jean-Yves GiletPresident of Gilet Trust Invest and former General Director of the French Sovereign Fund (FSI)
M. Serge Telle
M. Serge TelleMinister of State, President of the Council of Government of Monaco
M. Anouar Maârouf
M. Anouar MaâroufMinister of Technologies and information, Tunisia
M. Amr Tallat
M. Amr TallatMinister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
M. Nicola Schmit
M. Nicola SchmitEuropean Commissioner for Employment
M. René Awambeng
M. René AwambengSTOA President and Director of Relations institutional, international and at the Caisse des dépôts
M. Xavier Tessier
M. Xavier TessierDirector of Strategy, Sovereign Funds and long-term investors BpiFrance
Pr. Nicolas Lévy
Pr. Nicolas LévyProject Manager Giptis, Head of Department Department of Medical Genetics, Hospital Timone (Marseille)
M. Borhene Dhaouadi
M. Borhene DhaouadiPresident of Tunisian Smart Cities
M. Nicolas Carlési
M. Nicolas CarlésiCEO of IADYS company
Mme Marta Ribes Llordes
Mme Marta Ribes LlordesConsejo superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
M. Jean-Pierre Halkin
M. Jean-Pierre HalkinHead of the Macroregions Unit and transnational programs of the DG REGIO, European Commission
M. Tahar Melliti
M. Tahar MellitiMember of the Board of Khimod (Group Alcen)
M. Jacques-Thierry Monti
M. Jacques-Thierry Monti Regional delegate of EDF in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
M. Pierre Duquesne
M. Pierre DuquesneAmbassador, Interministerial Delegate to the Mediterranean
M. Bernard Massabo
M. Bernard MassaboSecretary General of the Cities Network Euromed
M. Mohammed Taouche
M. Mohammed Taouche
Mme Essma Ben Hamida
Mme Essma Ben HamidaCo-fondatrice d’ENDA, entrepreneur social pour la région Mena
M. Dominique Lebreton
M. Dominique LebretonDirector Audits, Projects and Marketing, Marseille Gyptis International


Corporate project

Housing / Digital / Smart city

MGI – Ci5

Nova One
Economy of the sea

Environment / Waste treatment


Windpulse Technologies
Renewable energies

Digital / Sea Economy

Air transport

Transport & Logistics

Energy / Circular economy

Green Watech
Water / Environment

Economy of the sea / Smart Tech

Economy of the sea

Grow it yourself
Agriculture urbaine et rurale / Économies Sociales et Solidaires / …

Urban Environment

Robotique / Intelligence artificielle / Environnement / Traitements des déchets

Numérique / Education / Gaming

Numérique / IoT


Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Infrastructure / Cooperation project

Amman, water
Urban / Water planning

Saïda sea front
Urban planning

Conservatory of Mediterranean Heritage (COPAM)
Heritage / Culture / Vocational Training / Economy

Digital audiovisual

Professional campus and 4meD qualifications
Economy of the Sea / Digital / Cyber

Solar energy for Lori
Renewable energy

Impact Invest – Promotion of Sustainable Investments in Africa
Investment promotion

Water / Energy / Development

Africa Digital Hub

Environment / Pollution / Development / Education / Tourism

Oued Martil valley development
Urban planning

Digital Infrastructure (Data Centers)

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Major Infrastructure Projects / Energy


Industrial solar

Railway infrastructure

Industry / Energy / Mobility

Economy of the sea

Health / Research

Energy / Waste / Environment

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables

Windpulse Technologies
Énergies renouvelables


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Palais Du Pharo
58, Boulevard Charles Livon
13007 – Marseille

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