The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has said all is set for this year’s 27th International Trade that is also expected to bring together foreign and local exhibitors scheduled for May 22 to 31 at Chichiri Trade Fair Grounds in the commercial city of Blantyre.
This year’s trade fair will be held under the theme “Achieving Regional Integration Through Trade”.
According to MCCCI boss Chancellor Kaferapanjira, the event provide a platform for local and international participants to showcase their exhibitions and network with patrons and other participants.
Activities during the trade fair will include business to business matchmaking meetings, which be held during the business days of the fair in order to promote networking with international participants and local businessmen; and business sessions that will offer organisations with an opportunity to make presentations of their different products and services.
MCCCI will also host a dinner where participants will network to share ideas and experiences and a children’s corner.
However, four countries have since confirmed including Kenya, India and Egypt while Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique have just made the inquiries and are expected to confirm soon.
Meanwhile, government through the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is organizing the first ever Malawi Investment Forum 2015 (MIF 2015) to be held in Lilongwe from 29 to 30 June at the Bingu International Conference Centre.
The forum is aimed at showcasing investment and trade opportunities in Malawi, promoting specific investment opportunities to both domestic and foreign investors.
“This will be the largest and one of the most important forums in Malawi in 2015. We are expecting a total of 300 decision makers from all over the world including the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Belgium, Italy and other African, European and Asian countries,” said MITC chief executive officer Clement Kumbemba.
According to him, specific investment opportunities in seven sectors of mining, agriculture and agro-processing, energy, infrastructure (transport, telecommunications and ICT), tourism and financial services, besides the investment projects contained in the Malawi Investment projects compendium document will be packaged and marketed at the forum.
“Malawi Investment Forum is intended to be a national and annual event in Malawi that will bring foreign investors, local investors, Heads of public institutions and development partners together to collectively discuss the business environment in Malawi and to identify prospective investment areas of interest,” said Kumbemba.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :