About AD: 

What are Atlantic Dialogues meant for ? Since their inception in 2012, they have been designed for three main purposes : 

Changing mental maps. Because the South Atlantic Basin has a strong potential as a geopolitical block, the Atlantique Dialogues turn Marrakech into a global hub for high–level dialogues on the broader Atlantic basin.

Conversing on equal terms. The conference makes room for young leaders and voices from the South, allowing an intergenerational and intercontinental dialogue that has become its trademark. It is a unique opportunity for top experts and leaders from Africa, Europe, North America and South America to get together.

Tackling the real issues. Each year, the Atlantic Dialogues are looking at the most salient issues in the Atlantic agenda. This year’s theme, "Overcoming the choke points", is led by obvious trends, with the rise of populism, the US foreign and trade policy, the risk of another international financial crisis and the lack of ressources to face climate change.

AD in numbers

Here are our latest statistics on the geographical and sectorial composition of the 350 guests expected by AD 2018.

AD Updates : What will happen tomorrow ?

Young, bright, hard working and following their Atlantic dreams... A new cohort of 46 young professionals has arrived today from 25 countries in Morocco for workshops on December 11th and 12th. They have joined a network of 250 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders and will take part in the conference. Leadership, education and social responsibility will be on their agenda, with top experts and AD speakers as coaches : among them, the renowned design thinker Abe Mabogunje (Stanford University, USA), Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Nigerian Minister of Education, founder of Bring Back Our Girls and Senior Economic Advisor to the African Economic Development Policy Initiative, Bruno Boccara, founder of Socio-Analytic Dialogue and former lead economist at the World Bank, Enuma Okoro, journalist for The Guardian (Nigeria) and Richard Lui (news anchor at MSNBC, USA).


Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders

Who are they ? Coming from 25 countries and various fields of work, they have been selected on a massive submission of 3000 files this year, upon their leadership potential and their will to reinforce Atlantic ties. The 22 women and 25 men who are now in Marrakech come from Africa (17), Europe (11), South America (9) and North America (9).

To name just a few, Ana Barufi, Research and Innovation Manager at Bradesco Bank (Brazil) will follow the program with Davi Miller, Partnerships Manager, Facebook (USA) and Jacob Ouma, Managing Director, Admedia Communications Ltd (Kenya).

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