3rd Canada-Africa Business Conference

Harare, Zimbabwe
15-16 October 2024

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Our two-day program will once again convene leading decision-makers to accelerate Canada-Africa trade and investment, through a world-networking and information-sharing event. In addition to our conference program on Day 1 at the Cresta Harare, members are invited to join us on Day 2 for a site visit program focused one mining and energy.   

If you are not a member, click here for details on how to join The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.

We thank our headline Chamber sponsor Elephant Trade-Services, as well as the vitally important role of Hatch as a Major Sponsor, in the 3rd Canada-Africa Business Conference. 

In addition to mining, energy and ICT, the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency has identified tourism, manufacturing and agriculture as among the key opportunities. At the same time, Canadian institutions are also privileged to play a significant role as partners in higher education.

Canada-Africa Business Conference Program
The program is subject to change

08:00

Arrival of Delegates & Light Breakfast

08:30

Opening Ceremony, including Official Addresses from the Governments of Zimbabwe and Canada

09:30

Keynote Address – Mr. Joe Lombard, Vice Chair, Hatch

10:00

Panel 1: Natural Resource Development: A Catalyst for Growth 

10:45

Tea/Coffee Break

11:15

Panel 2: Champions of Private Sector Growth: The roles of Energy, Infrastructure and Education

12:00

Private Sector Keynote Address: Zimplats

12:30

Luncheon

13:30

Panel 3: Pan-African Prosperity Outlook: The Potential of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): The Vital Importance of the SADC and the Prospects for Zimbabwe 

14:30

Panel 4: Zimbabwe’s Global Success Stories – Insights from Business Leaders who have had a worldwide impact

15:30

Closing Address

16:00

Break for delegates to prepare for the Official Reception

17:30

Official Reception: Residence of the Ambassador of Canada to Zimbabwe

Day 2: Site Visit Program for Members and Sponsors


Above; the 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference took place in February this year

Video Photos, including the Official Opening Ceremony, Keynote Address, Panels and VIP Networking Reception at the recent Canada-Africa Business Conference in Nairobi.

"The Canada-Africa Business Conference has reaffirmed the benefits of continuing to foster connections between Canadian and African communities... Our growing economic ties will provide even more opportunities to drive prosperity and innovation across our borders."  

- Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development

Previous Zimbabwe Program:
Zimbabwe is Open for Business (June 2021)  

‘Zimbabwe has never been defined by its challenges, but its potential. Success stories are too often not articulated, nor understood. It is my privilege as Chair of the Board to welcome the Republic of Zimbabwe and its great private companies - who are excellent counterparts for Canada’s dynamic business sector in SADC and beyond.'

      -Mr. Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Fmr. Chair of the Board

‘The challenges Zimbabwe has faced are not unique to Zimbabwe. With proven reforms we've researched, there is no reason Zimbabwe could not become one of the most economically free and prosperous nations on earth. I look forward to our scheduled engagement through the Chamber with leaders in this wonderful country.'

     - Fred McMahon, Director: Economic Freedom of the World, Fraser Institute

Image: Announcement of the 3rd Canada-Africa Business Conference in Zimbabwe at the 30th Anniversary of the The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business on May 7, 2024 in Toronto

 

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