Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has urged the business community to participate at the 2013 Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) to take place from November 12 to 14 at Cinnamon Gran, in Colombo Sri-Lanka.
In a press statement made available yesterday, MITC public relations manager Deliby Nyale said the 2013 Commonwealth Business Forum provides an opportunity for Africa to meet Asia and discuss ways of enhancing business agreements, present project proposals for investment and many more opportunities in trade and investments.
Nyale said the conference will attract high level delegates from India, Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia-Sri Lanka Business Council, Finland, China and Australia, among others.
She said president Joyce Banda will be among the Heads of Governments that are expected to attend the forum.
“The forum particularly presents an opportunity for Malawi through the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre [MITC] to showcase her investment and trade opportunities to a global audience,” she said.
Nyale said MITC believes that the forum is a good opportunity for Malawi since government is currently promoting business investments that can help in socio-economic development.
She described the Commonwealth business Forum as a good platform where new business deals for local business persons can be made either through joint ventures or other trading and marketing arrangements.
“It will also give us an exposure to international way of doing business which is critical to our private sector development.We are appealing to the business community to participate in this important Commonwealth Business Forum this coming November,” added Nyale.
The theme for the conference, according to Nyale is: ‘Partnership for Wealth Creation and social development, The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and SAARC [South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation].’
“About a 100 International Business speakers will also be in attendance, and this will provide a lot of business networking opportunities from over 60 countries presenting 6 continents,” she said.