Wizara ya Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji

Waziri wa Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji

Hon. George Joseph Kakunda (Mb)


Tanzania to Host 2nd East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition in September 2017.

Imewekwa: 30th August, 2017

Tanzania to Host 2nd East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition in September 2017. • High Level Decision Makers, Investors and Business leaders to deliberate on Investments, Entrepreneurship and Trade Opportunities in the Region. Arusha, Tanzania: August 11th, 2017: Building on the success of the 1st edition in 2016 which saw over 300 attendees, the 2nd edition of East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition themed “Accelerating Industrialization, Innovation and Investment in the EAC” will again demonstrate the importance of investments, discuss on trade opportunities in the region. It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts in their fields from all across the world. The 2nd edition of East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition is co-organized by EABC, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and the East African Community (EAC) and will take place from 26th - 28th September 2017 at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition aims at providing an opportunity for business to business (B2B) and government to business (B2G) engagement. It is a platform for financiers and innovators to strengthen entrepreneurship in the EAC, a regional one-stop center for investment and trade opportunities. The three-day conference will bring together high-level government and private sector decision makers from the EAC Partner States as well as entrepreneurs and investors from the region and abroad. “The conference offers a platform to promote the EAC as one investment destination and present to investors many opportunities in the region as well as a large consolidated market.” said Ms. Lilian Awinja EABC CEO. This year, the sector highlights are quite diverse to attract a unique mix of creative people from diverse entrepreneurial sectors in order to encourage an innovative exchange of experiences and views from different angles and background and inspire them to “think out of the box”. The approach of “design thinking” aims at reflecting on the cross cutting issues in regards to the implementation of the common market protocol and promoting regional integration by referring to the common cultural identity. In addition, the East African Diaspora will be strongly engaged to amplify investment into the region. The simultaneous exhibition will give participants the possibility to present themselves and serve as points of contact for their organizations and businesses. “EABC through its Observer Status in the EAC will follow closely the implementation of the recommendations that will arise from the conference; in order to improve the business environment in the region.” said Ms. Lilian Awinja, EABC CEO. Registration for attendance is open, for full details on the 2nd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition 2017 including Concept Note and Provisional Program Visit http://eabc-online.com/entrepreneurship/ -END- Notes to Editors About 1st East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition The 1st East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition was held from the 10th to 13th October, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the theme of “Scaling up the Spirit and Bonds of Integration through Entrepreneurship”, more than 300 participants from 14 countries took the opportunity to discuss entrepreneurial trends, investment opportunities and existing constraints for businesses in East Africa Region. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgV3TeHp1nw About East African Business Council (EABC) The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex advocacy body of business associations of the Private Sector and Corporates from the East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the Integration process of the East African Community. EABC vision is to be a dynamic apex body of the private sector in the East African Community, in fostering sustained economic growth and prosperity in the region. EABC mission is to represent and promote the interests of the EAC business community; provide value added services that create new business opportunities, enhance global competitiveness of EAC businesses, and actively influence government policies to improve the enabling business environment. Being the representative of Private Sector associations in the region, EABC was granted observer status in organs and activities of the East African Community (EAC). EABC therefore participates in various sectoral meetings, meetings of the Coordination Committee, Council of Ministers’ Meetings and the Summit of the EAC Heads of State; with a view to ensuring that the agenda of the Private Sector is well articulated and received by the policy makers. Further in November of 2012 a new milestone was achieved, spearheaded by the EABC and other non-state actors, with Council of Ministers approving the EAC Consultative Dialogue Framework which allows for institutionalized engagement between the EAC Secretary General and the Private Sector, Civil Society, parliamentary groups, religious groups and other non-state actors. For more information please contact: Ms. Lilian Awinja – Chief Executive Officer The East African Business Council (EABC) - The Voice of Private Sector in East Africa P. O. Box 2617 | Plot No. 01 | Olorien House | Perfect Printers Street | Arusha | Tanzania Tel: +255 (27) 2543047 Fax: +255 272543047 Cell +255 758 124 318 Email: info@eabc-online.com Website: www.eabc.info

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