Malawi to host investment forum in June

Government through the Malawi investment and trade Center (MITC) is organizing the first ever Malawi Investment Forum 2015 (MIF 2015) scheduled to be held in Lilongwe from 29th to 30th June at Bingu international conference Center.

Kumbemba: Malawi investment forum

Kumbemba: Malawi investment forum

Kumbemba speaking to reporters.-Phone by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Kumbemba speaking to reporters.-Phone by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

The forum is aimed at showcasing investment and trade opportunities in Malawi, promoting specific investment opportunities to both domestic and foreign investors and fostering joint ventures between domestic and foreign investors.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday in Lilongwe, MITCs chief executive officer Clement Kumbemba said the forum is expected to expose participants to a wide range of investment opportunities which will be deliberately packaged for the event.

He added that the event will provide a rare opportunity for high level government officials to discuss and get insight from both domestic and international investors on issues pertinent to achieving an ideal enabling environment for doing business in Malawi.

“The Malawi investment forum 2015 (MIF 2015) is expected to be the largest and one of the most important forums in Malawi in 2015.

“We are expecting a total of 300 policy and decision makers from all over the world including the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, Italy, India, China and South Africa),The united kingdom, the united states of America,Belgium,Italy and other African European and Asian countries just to mention but a few”, explained Kumbemba.

The forum is a marketing platform where government through MITC has packaged specific investment opportunities in seven sectors of mining, agriculture and agro-processing, energy, infrastructure (transport, telecommunication and ICT), Tourism and financial services, besides the investment projects contained in the Malawi investment projects compendium document.

Malawi investment is intended to be 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.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi to host investment forum in June”

  1. dyson says:

    no infrastructure, no investment

  2. tupobanda says:

    Water ,electricity and safe environment are essential keys to investors apart form infrastructure of couse so amalawi chonde aboma inu maka maka inu amene mukumadya ndalama zochoka ku mabungwe a madzi ndi magetsi chonde tithandizeni ife amalawi kuoesesa kuti ndlamazi musazigwilenso mdzi alongosoke magetsi abwelele mwakale why are you destroying this country? mbava zikuvutazi ndi a mmigration athu ma border umo kumanglowesa zilizonse tsiku lina zizapha makolo awo nde zadziwa kuti tinalakwisa…..misewo daily a traffic kutolela zokapeleka ku chipani chonde ma president ndi andale tisamaleni musazikonde chonde misewo ndo yofunika for development apo biii tomato ,mbatata zizola kumidzi ku tauni kuli njala….nde alendo mukuwaitanawo mukanalongosola kaye zinthu zitatu zofunikilazi chonde tagwila mwendo wanu

  3. steven says:

    true man

  4. Lloyd says:

    Patricia on comment no. 1 – Yes we have plenty services lacking but these are all investment opportunities that the investors will need to see. If we had all that you are saying, there would be no need to attract investors. Go to Juba in South Sudan, there was no running water, no hotels, only 40km of tarred roads in 2010 (at independence) and investors flocked in from all over to pump in their resources.
    I support the initiative by MITC and hope for the best.

  5. makito says:

    Patricia, aren’t those part of the investment opportunities through PPPs?

  6. Yakowela says:

    When did Italy join the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS)? Is this information distortion the work of the reporter or the organisers of the event? If wrong information is contained in the presentation document, are really expecting positive results from the investment promotion plan through the up coming forum?

  7. brutsha says:

    Malawi and it’s people a complete joke. Learn to do first things first. Poor infrastructure, intermittent power supply, erratic water supply and yet one shamelessly put a banner that reads, “Malawi is an irresistible . …. for your investment . …” Sikupusa kumeneku?

  8. Patricia says:

    I think there is something wrong with the organizers of this event. How can we put on events to attract investors and yet we have not done thorough home work? We have poor infrastructure in this country. We have no sufficient electricity to drive industry. We even don’t have water for our investors to wash their behind. We have formidable crime rate in this country. how can we expect any investors to come and take us seriously? I think this is just a way for these people to claim huge allowances because I do not see any serious investors coming to Malawi for this forum. In any case, please share with us how many deals will be signed during this event compared to the big wigs that will be riding on the backs of tax payers by claiming huge allowances. Let us not put the carriage before the horse. lets get our house in order before we invite guests to our country.

    1. Malawiana says:

      I dont think we can put off an investment forum because we dont have adequate infrastructure, electricity, etc. We need the same investors to invest in the infrastructure development sector through either PPPs or BOTs. My worry on this forum is that we dont have well packadged (bankable) investment project s at the moment. What was launched by the President some months ago was just investment profiles which require some work to be done to ascertain feasibility. I am worried, in this regard, that this form may end up being a talk show with no tangible outcomes.

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