Source: ZITF business conference to focus on competitiveness | The Herald April 26, 2016
The 10th edition of the Zimbabwe International Business Conference (IBC) will focus on the issue of getting local industries competitive in the SADC region. The IBC is held annually on the sidelines of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) and is hosted by the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) in collaboration with the ZITF Company.The business conference will be held on April 27, and is running under the theme: “Innovate-Integrate-Industrialise”.
NECF business development executive Ms Nancy Nyahunzvi said the conference will come up with a clear set of recommendations on how the country can optimise and leverage on its resources and assets so as to create economic value.
“The conference will come up with a clear set of recommendations on how the country can optimise and leverage on its resources and assets so as to create economic value. The theme aptly captures the regional aspirations, as enshrined in the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Road Map ratified last year.
“The theme also resonates well with Zimbabwe’s economic blueprint, the Zim-Asset which calls for various economic players in the country to shift from reliance on export of commodities to export of manufactured goods through the resuscitation and revitalisation of industries as well as to creation of sustainable value-chains.”
A minimum of 350 delegates are expected to attend the conference.
The 57th edition of ZITF will run from 26-30 April 26 to 20. – BH24.