Since its inception in 2012, the Atlantic Dialogues (AD) conference has become a well-established annual meeting point taking place in Marrakesh, bringing together around 350 high-level senior officials, business leaders, academics, opinion shapers and civil society actors. Morocco has been host to these gatherings given its location and close relations to all countries bordering the Atlantic. Initially created in a dual effort between the OCP Policy Center and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the event encourages a lively and informal exchange of views between young professionals and today’s leaders.
This year’s edition will identify the choke points across the Atlantic, gather evidence to craft a counter-discourse, and identify solutions to overcome them by confronting views of different panelists and crossing the North-South and East-West divides.
ICAD was represented by Mbuih Zukane, who doubles as an Atlantic Dialogue Emerging Leader, 2015 cohort. He joined this year’s emerging leaders from 11-13 December 2018, in his capacity as an alumni, where he took part in all activities and shared his experience with the 2018 Emerging Leaders. HIs participation in the Atlantic Dialogues Conference is a plus to ICAD, especially the W4D project as he pitched the project to potential investors as well as exchanged with other like minded entrepreneurs from all over the world.