Vice-President Saulos Chilima is set to grace an exhibition by the National Association of Business Women (Nabw) dubbed Malawi National Business Expo 2014 at Golden Peacock Complex in Lilongwe on Wednesday.
Nabw chairperson Towera Jalakasi said in an interview last week the exhibition is the first of its kind and is driven by business entrepreneurs at all levels in Malawi, involving key market players that have women as clients, beneficiaries, suppliers and customers.
“Nabw will also use this as a platform to officially launch and unveil the strategic focus of Nabw in the next three years.
“The strategy will be officially launched by the Vice-President of Malawi and it will offer partnership opportunities with those that have shared goals with Nabw,” she said.
Jalakasi said the Expo, to run from October 8 to 10, is the first step towards repositioning Nabw on the market as the premium association offering credible and dependable services to all women entrepreneurs in Malawi.
Said Jalakasi: “We are looking beyond the current perceptions and we are moving towards active engagement in commerce where women entrepreneurs will make significant contribution and impact on the economy of Malawi.”
She said the event’s theme is ‘Unleashing Opportunities Leading to Stronger Participation’ and will attract participation of more than 100 exhibitors, including women entrepreneurs, government bodies, corporate procurement executives, development partners supporting women and the private sector.
Jakalasi said a comprehensive package of post Expo activities for Nabw members will include exchange visits, buyer-seller meetings, business network forums, trade facilitation, theme fairs, entrepreneurship training and mentoring.