Interview & Photo Opportunity for Journalists at Press Conference


Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

ZIMBABWE will hold a two-day trade and investment conference in Johannesburg South Africa to attract foreign investors to the country. The business event, which will run under the theme, "Realising Zimbabwe's Investment Potential", will be held in Johannesburg at the Indaba Hotel from 1 – 2 March, 2012.

Highlights include:

• A showcase of investment opportunities in the various sectors of the Zimbabwean economy.

• To expose companies interested in partnering on key investment projects in the Zimbabwean economy.

• To explore opportunities for joint venture and export/import markets in South Africa, through business to business sessions.

• To develop joint venture partnerships in various manufacturing disciplines.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will be making the Keynote address at the Conference. Zimbabwe is now one of the fastest growing countries in Africa and is expected to achieve a growth rate of 9.41% in 2012. The host of the Conference, Minister of Economic Trade & Investment Promotion, T Mashakada says “The trade and investment conference comes at a time when efforts are being made to attract foreign direct investment in different economic sectors such as mining, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.”

The High level delegation includes:

• The Right Honourable Prime Minister,Dr Morgan Tsvangirai

• Minister of Economic Planning & Inv. Promotion, Hon. T. Mashakada

• Minister of Industry and Commerce, Hon. Prof. Welshman Ncube

• Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon. W. Mzembi

• Minister of Finance, Hon. T. Biti

• Minister of Energy and Power Development, Hon. E. Mangoma

• Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Hon. Dr. O. Mpofu

• Minister of ICT, Hon. N. Chamisa

• Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Hon. M. Zwizwai

Journalists are invited to attend a Press Conference and Photo Opportunity. Details are as follows:

Pre-Event Press Conference

Address by: Hon. Minister Tapiwa Mashakada, Minister of Economic Planning & Investment Promotion

Date: Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Time: General Press Conference: 10:30

Venue: Media Room, Indaba Hotel, William Nicol, Fourways, Johannesburg

Press Conference with PM Morgan Tsvangirai and Ministerial Delegation:

Address by: Hon. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

Date: Thursday 1 March, 2012

Time: General Press Conference: from 12:00

Personal Interviews: To be arranged

Venue: Media Room, Indaba Hotel, William Nicol, Fourways, Johannesburg

For More Information Contact:

Arlene Wilson-Max CEO Africa Exchange [email protected] +27 79 602 4927

Laureen Rwatirera PARTNER Zimbabwe Business Network [email protected] +27 82 227 7718


The Gauteng Road Show will focus on mining, agriculture, tourism, energy, ICT and the manufacturing sector among others. A similar Road Show was undertaken in November 2010 by a South African delegation to explore investment opportunities in Zimbabwe and it included business seminars both in Bulawayo and Harare.

The target sectors for this road show are as follows:

• Infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Water, Telecoms);

• Manufacturing, Mining and Capital Equipment;

• Agriculture mechanisation;

• Information and Communication Technology;

• Tourism and Hospitality;

• Financial Services.

Road Show Programme

• A full day Conference on the first day of the Road Show.

• First day Conference will be made up of a combined session and sectoral break away sessions.

• Business to business meetings.

• Half day diaspora engagement conference on the second day of the Road Show

The Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion as organisers has lined up an impressive list of speakers including those from South African countries that are already investing in Zimbabwe. They will highlight the advantages of investing in Zimbabwe – Investing in a growing economy.

Zimbabwe-South Africa

Trade Partnership

South Africa is Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner and a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) already exists between the two countries. The BIPPA serves to strengthen the bilateral trade and investment relationship between the two countries. It also ensures protection of investments by nationals of both countries.

Event Organisers

About Africa Exchange: Africa Exchange enhances the development of regional and international trade and investment through the promotion of the African continent as an investment destination. Working with both foreign and local Public and Private Sector clients, they have grown our network into 15 African Countries.

About ZBN

ZBN is an organisation that facilitates business networking for Zimbabweans in South Africa. Each month ZBN hosts prominent corporate leaders and entrepreneurs at a networking event, which gives business professionals a chance to meet, learn from local Zimbabwean “power players” and each other.

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