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MEDays Forum 2019

Posted by: on Dec 2, 2019 | No Comments

The annual MEDays Forum, organised by the Amadeus Institute, took place over four days in November and held over 30 sessions and panels. Bringing together a community of nearly 150 high-level speakers from five continents, the forum was attended by over 3,000 participants. Now in its 12th year, the Forum has become one of the main international geo-strategic events in Africa and the Arab World. I was fortunate to be invited to speak this year.

This year’s speakers included Excellency Macky Sall, the President of Senegal; Excellency Bio Julius Maada, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone; and Excellency Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.

I spoke at one of the panels on ‘Communication, Marketing and Elections’ along with Mamadou Thlam, Special Adviser to Macky Sall; and Scott Goodstein and Teddy Goff, both leaders in social media campaigning and advisers to President Obama.

My second panel was on ‘Brexit: Negotiating The Impossible’ with Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire and former Foreign Office minister and Professor Elvire Fabry of IEP Paris.