The Tanzania Business and Investment Session showcased opportunities in an exciting market, with a GDP projected to grow 4.1% this year and by 5.8% in 2022, according to the African Development Bank.
On Monday 10 May 2021 we welcomed VIP speakers, including Hon. Geoffrey Mwambe, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office - responsible for investments - and Mr. Edwin Rutageruka, Director General of the Tanzania Trade Development Authority.
Tanzania has featured at previous events, including the Annual Mining Breakfast with MineAfrica (pictured above). The inaugural Business and Investment session took a broad look at numerous sectors of interest.
Tanzania provides opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, mining and metals, tourism, services, economic zones, fisheries, livestock, economic infrastructure, energy, real estate, oil and gas, finance. telecommunications and broadcasting.
Leaders from the private sector in both Tanzania and Canada offered remarks, preceded by a high-level official welcome from His Excellency Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to Canada.
PROGRAM AND AGENDA
10:00/17:00 Call to Order (Garreth Bloor, President)
10:01/17:01 Official Welcome (Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the Board)
10:07/17:07 Keynote Remarks (Excellency Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania)
10:15/17:15 Keynote Address: Hon. Geoffrey Mwambe, Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office (Investments)
10:30/17:30 Stephen Mullowney, CEO of Tanzanian Gold Corporation (“TanGold”)
10:35/17:35 Investment Opportunities by Sector:Tanzania Investment Centre
10:45/17:45 Mr. Zacky Mbenna, Director of the Membership Services and Capacity Building Department, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
10:50/17:50 Ms Fatma K Mabrouk, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism
10:55/17:55Mr Ivan Tarimo, Bankable
11:00/18:00 Q&A & deliberations
11:30/18:30 Formal Closing
Mr Zachy Mbenna (above) of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) addresses the event live with an audience in Dar Es Salaam