Wednesday September 27th

Morocco Days Trade & Investment – Capitol Hill

6:30-7:00pm – Freedom Plaza
Delegation Site Visit to Freedom Plaza Lighting and Video Wall – Special Light Demonstration

Thursday September 28th

8:00-9:00am – National Press Club
Press Conference Registration (RSVP)

9:00-9:45am – National Press Club
B2B Panel Discussions – Panel 1

9:45-10:00am – National Press Club
Networking, Meet and Greet Break

10:00-10:45am – National Press Club
Panel 2

10:45-11:00am – National Press Club
Announcement of Festival Opening

3:00-4:30pm – Freedom Plaza
Official Festival Opening

4:00-9:00pm – Freedom Plaza
Photographic Expo and Films

Friday September 29th

All day from 2:00-9:00pm – Freedom Plaza – Lounge Tent
Photographic Expo and Films

Saturday September 30th

All day 2:00-9:00pm – Freedom Plaza – Lounge Tent
Photographic Expo and Films

4:00-6:00pm – Freedom Plaza
Film and Video Screenings

6:00-9:00pm – Freedom Plaza
Music Performances

Sunday October 1st

2:00-4:00pm – Freedom Plaza – Lounge Tent
Photographic Expo and Films

4:00-8:30pm – Freedom Plaza
Music Performances

Delegation

Mr. Abderrafie Zouiten
General Director of Office de Tourisme

Mr. Eliass El Omari
President of the Northern Region in Morocco

Mr. Moncef Belkhayat
Businessman, former Minister and Director of the International Relation of the Casablanca Region

Mr. Mustapha Amhal
President of the Moroccan Federation of Chambers of Trade and Industry

Mr. Hicham Bouzekri
Masen

Mrs. Milouda Hazeb
Vice President of the Marrakech Region

Mr. Abba Kelkeni
Director of Foreign and Economic Relations of the Laayoune Region

Press Conference Program

Morocco’s Vision 2030 – The Big Story: Morocco’s Modernization and Return to Africa

Panel 1—Tourism, Industry, and Small Business

Panel will provide perspectives from Moroccan regional officials from seven regions of Morocco’s twelve, and address business reform, efforts to boost the tourism industry, ​including medical tourism, as well as investment by smaller chain hotels, and employment in the hospitality industry and other areas.

Panel 2 — Case Study — Inside Morocco — The Renewable Energy Revolution

Panel will highlight Morocco’s renewable energy revolution as a success-story in the making as Morocco pursues the road to energy self-sufficiency under Vision 2030 and beyond.

Films

The Moroccan symphony
Directed by Kamal Kamal [IMDB]
2006

Where Are You Going Moshe
Directed by Hassan Benjelloun [IMDB] 
2007

Sotto Voce
Directed by Kamal Kamal [IMDB]
2013

Goodbye mothers
Directed by Mohamed Ismail [IMDB]
2007

Music Performances

Saturday Sep 30th
Moroccan – Fayçal Band (DC)
Moroccan – Ankraf Band (DC)

Sunday October 1st
Opera / Jewish – David Serero (NY)
Blues/Jazz – Heidi Martin  (DC) 
Gnawa – Samir Langus (NY)
Chaabi – Achraf Elkhalfi (NY)
Jazz – Akua Allrich (DC)