Competitive Intelligence Network project (CIN) Conference

SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATIONS

The official languages of the conference are French and English: articles and presentations of the authors must be submitted at least in English. Proposals for presentation (text) should be sent in electronic format (Word) no later than ASAP at boubacar.traore@cci.bf. Presentations should be submitted as follows: Details about the author: full name, institution, address, telephone, fax, email and briefbiography. A summary of about 350 words and maximum of seven key words referring to thetopics and central concepts developed in the article. A title and an outline of the article. An article written in Times New Roman 12 justified and in an A4 format. It should notexceed 25 pages with line spacing of one-half (1 ½), appendices and bibliographyincluded. Tables and figures should be inserted in the text and numbered. Top, bottom and side margium will be 2.5 cm.

TOPICS

In  order  to  facilitate  the  dialogue  in  the workshops  and  enrich  the  collective  thinking, the presentations and testimonies will address the following great topics:

 Competitive Intelligence policies, international experiences: what lessons for Africa?

o Comparative analysis of Competitive Intelligence models With the technical and financial support of

o Development and Competitive Intelligence strategieso Public  Competitive  Intelligence initiatives in  a  multilateral  context (European,  Mediterranean Union,  Association  of  Caribbean  States, Latin America ...)

o The  role  of  intermediary  organizations (chambers of  commerce, professional  bodies,  ...) in the definition  and  implementation  of Competitive Intelligence policie, Integration of Competitive Intelligence in the corporate strategy

o Competitive Intelligence for  the  Industrial  development and innovation

 Offensive and defensive strategies of Competitive Intelligenceo Competitive Intelligence and Law

o Ethics in Competitive Intelligence practiceso Construction of an influence strategy: legal and human dimensions o From the commercial battle to the struggle for influence: what are the contributions of the Competitive Intelligence?

o Contributions  of  the  Competitive  Intelligence in the  understanding and control of the geo-economic issueso Competitive  Intelligence,  an  asset  to  the emergence  of  "African Champions"?

o Industrial  Property  and  protection  of  intellectual capital  of  the company

 Partnership for dynamics in territorieso The territory as a space for Competitive Intelligence implementationo Facilitation of network: the role of the Competitive Intelligence

o Clusters and Regional Developmento Competition and  cooperation:  how to reconcile  the  two  for the regional development?

o Networking: a new paradigm of business performance o University-Enterprise-Region Partnership o Interregional  or  cross-border  Territorial Competitive  Intelligence (network, intercluster cooperation, transnational clusters...).

 Economic security

o The security needs of the company.

o Competitive Intelligence and security issues.

o Economic Patriotism and protection of strategic sectors

SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 11th, 2011Participants’ arrival in Ouagadougou

Monday, September 12th, 20118:30 to 9:00: Welcoming of guests and participants9:00 to 9:30: Opening Session

 Address by the CCI-BF President

 Addresses by the Head of the European Union Delegation

 Address by the President of the WAEMU CommissionWith the technical and financial support of

 Address by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts.9:30 to 12:30: Founding Conference

 The Competitive Intelligence policies, international experiences: what lessons forAfrica?

 Offensive and defensive strategies of Competitive Intelligence

 Partnership for dynamics in territories

 Economic security

 Discussion with the audience12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Lunch Break2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Workshops

 Workshop 1: The Competitive Intelligence policies, international experiences: whatlessons for Africa?

 Workshop 2: Offensive and defensive strategies of Competitive Intelligence4:00-4:30: Coffee Break4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Workshops

 Workshop 3: Partnership for dynamics in territories.

 Workshop 4: Economic security

Tuesday, September 13th , 2011 9:00 a.m. to 10:30: Presentation of workshop reports 10:30 to 11:00: Coffee Break 11:00 to 12:00: Closing Panel 12:00 to 12:30: Conclusion of the conference 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Lunch Break 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Field visits and departure of participants.