The South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)will lead a delegation of thirty-five (35) business people to participate on a Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia. The mission will take place from 6-8 October 2015 in Lusaka.
The business delegation will comprise of business people from the agro-processing, built environment professionals, capital equipment, electro-technical, infrastructure, metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment sectors.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the mission will have a positive impact in terms of increasing export sales from both countries over the long term, which will lead to job creation for the citizens of both South Africa and Zambia.
“This platform enables the objective of strengthening bilateral relations, both economic and political between South Africa and Zambia. South African companies participating on this mission will be afforded an opportunity to confer with their Zambian counterparts to forge partnerships and strengthen investment in both countries,” adds Davies.
The delegation will arrive on Monday, 5 October 2015 and will participate in a business seminar, business-to-business meetings and round table discussions.
The seminar that will take place on the 6 October 2015 will be addressed by the South African High Commissioner: Ms Sikose Mji, the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon. Ms Margaret D. Mwanakatwe MP and the Director of Investments at the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) Ms Agness Chaila.