Three mining industry players – Africa One, Zambian Mining News and GrowSA are to host the first Copperbelt Investors Indaba in Kitwe in early October.
The platform is to provide a platform for South African business people to engage directly with their counterparts on the Copperbelt.
“The copperbelt is well known by most as a mining destination, thus this event will focus on non-mining sectors, like Manufacturing, Tourism, Property Development and Agriculture” says John-Ernest Fogwell from Africa One Holdings Ltd.
The organisers are optimistic the event will add great value to the Zambian Copperbelt and its economy, by allowing business people to have a direct and structured engagement platform to further their business ambitions.
“As a publication, we are proud to be involved in this initiative to strengthen co-operation between South African and Zambian business people” says Evans Mumba Publisher of the Zambian Mining News Magazine.
In addition, the Indaba will also provide economic and legislative education, expert professional services link ups and networking opportunities for both Zambian and South African entrepreneurs.
“We want this event to be a catalyst for trade, thus we aim to have a one day expo that will be open to all Zambian entrepreneurs to meet with the delegation from SA” says Fanie du Plessis from GrowSA.