ZimTrade, the country’s trade development and promotion body, has facilitated the entry of many local firms into export markets
Zimbabwe’s current and potential future exporters will in October this year engage the Government and related institutions to discuss the future of the country’s trade during the ZimTrade Annual Exporters Conference to be held in Harare.
Running under the theme “Inclusive. Diversified. Connected.”, the conference will bring together Government officials, local exporters, industry players, academia, researchers and various experts to discuss best approaches to grow exports as well as address challenges faced by local businesses.
The ZimTrade Annual Exporters’ Conference, which will be held from 19-20 October this year, is designed to bring together all stakeholders concerned with exports under one roof to map a way forward on how to stimulate production and export growth.
The conference aims to foster dialogue and linkages between delegates and business leaders from different sectors will meet to come up with solutions that will improve Zimbabwe’s trade balance.
From issues raised during the annual exporter’s conference, key outcomes that are industry-driven will be produced.
These resolutions will inform engagement activities that ZimTrade, the national trade development and promotion organisation, will use to facilitate improving Zimbabwe’s export capacity and the ease of doing export business.
Delegates will also benefit from engagements with several regional and international speakers who have been invited to share their knowledge and experiences.
As has become the norm, the conference will be preceded by a buyers’ seminar where local exporters will engage in business-to-business meetings with buyers from the region and beyond.
As in the previous years, the conference will be followed by an awards gala dinner.
The awards gala is an event where Zimbabwe’s leading exporters in a range of categories will be recognised for their efforts and successes in reaching markets beyond the borders.