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.
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.