NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Tanzania is set to host the second edition of the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition in September 2017.
The second edition is themed Accelerating Industrialization, Innovation and Investment in the EAC” will again demonstrate the importance of investments and discuss on trade opportunities in the region.
The edition is building on the success of the first edition that happened in 2016 which saw over 300 attendees.
It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts in their fields from all across the world.
The 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 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 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,” Awinja added.