An Investment Delegation of nearly 30 business leaders will descend into London today for a two-day Investment Conference commencing tomorrow. The Conference dubbed “ZIMDABA LONDON 2018” brings together business leaders and investors from the UK and Europe, together with a high-level Business and Ministerial delegation from Zimbabwe. The purpose of the conference is to “discuss the investment opportunities in Zimbabwe” according to the organizers. Attendees will gain an insight into the investment opportunities in Zimbabwe.
President Mnangagwa declared “Zimbabwe Open for Business” right from his inauguration day. As Zimbabwe transitions to a new economic order, the country is now open for business and welcoming investors who want to engage with the country. Zimbabwe offers investment opportunities in multiple sectors – manufacturing, agriculture, mining, energy, tourism, ICT, financial, infrastructure and services, to name a few.
The organizers of the Consolidated Africa Services (CAS) said the conference was oversubscribed the moment online registration went live, “due to unprecedented demand”, according to CAS. The Conference which is being held at The Royal Geographical Society, London will run for two full days, Thursday 15th March and Friday 16th March 2018. Among the activities listed on the programme are speeches from both Zimbabwe Government officials and Business Leaders, networking activities, and interviews.
The conference speakers include:
- Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development – Hon. Terence Mukupe
- Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development – Hon. Dr. Mike Bimha
- Minister of Mines and Mining Development – Hon. Winston Chitando
- Minister of Energy and Power Development – Hon. Simon Khaya Moyo
- Chairman of the Special Economic Zones Authority – Dr. Gideon Gono
- Chief Executive Officer of the Zimbabwe Investment Authority – Mr. Richard Mbaiwa
- Governor of The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe – Dr. John Mangudya
- President of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries – Mr. Sifelani Jabangwe
- President of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce – Dr. Divine Ndhlukula
- Andrew Gaines – Managing Director, DeRisk
- Edward Haslam – Former CEO, Lonmin Plc
- John Siko – Head of Business Intelligence, Africa, Risk Advisory Group
- Chantele Carrington – COO, PwC Africa Business Group
- Bob Diamond – Chairman and Co-Founder, Atlas Mara
- Andrew Moorfield – Head of Natural Resources, Exotix Capital
- Nico Bezuidenhout – Chief Executive Officer, fastjet
- Ana Hajduka – CEO, African GreenCo
- Narrotam Somani – Chairman, Surface Wilmar
- Reason Machigere – Head of Planning & Investment Promotion, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
- Gerald Mlotshwa – Senior Partner, Titan Law
- Ross Alexander – CEO, AML
- Hopewell Mauwa – Director, Global Markets – Mining & Metals, EY
- Tobs Strong – CEO, Rift Valley Corporation
- Mark Tunmer – CEO, Imara Capital Zimbabwe
- Igor Higer – Great Dyke Investments
- Alexander Mavros – Director, Mavros Safaris & Explore Zimbabwe
- Alan Gullan – Private Sector
The conference will end on Friday with a considerable time of networking.