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Malawi ups its marketing drive at the Dubai Expo

January 07, 2022 / Wahard Betha

The Malawi Government through its investment and trade promotion and facilitation agency, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will on February 12, 2022 host an investment and trade forum at the ongoing World Expo in Dubai.

The forum aims at showcasing trade and investment opportunities and the attractiveness of the Malawi’s business climate to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) business community and other potential investors from other countries patronising the international trade fair in Dubai, MITC Director, Cindy Kibombwe, says in a press statement.

Kibombwe says the forum is part of the Government’s economic recovery plans to mitigate against the negative effects of the global novel coronavirus pandemic on the local economy.  

She explains that the forum will bring together policymakers, private business and financial sector players and other relevant stakeholders to discuss Malawi’s business and legal environment and ways of channelling investments into key sectors like agriculture, energy,infrastructure, ICT, agro-processing, tourism andmanufacturing among others.

“This Forum will provide a platform for us as a country to interact and collaborate with potential investors that share our vision in improving investment flows into Malawi as well as positioning our export products in international markets,” she points out.

The director challenges investors to come and explore the opportunities that the Malawi possesses.

The discussions at the forum is will largely focus on Malawi’s business environment; key investment and trade opportunities; exploring funding and financial potentials for potential projects; and networking opportunities.

About 30 Malawian firms expressed interest to participate at the expo which started in October, 2021 and expected to end in March, 2022.

MITC identifies develops and packages investment opportunities in Malawi as well as markets the country as a viable investment destination.

MITC is also a One-Stop Service Centre for business trade and investment start-ups in the country.

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