|Euromoney to hold inaugural Zimbabwe investment conference in March|
|Emerging Markets Business News|
|Sunday, 27 February 2011 22:19|
The organisers said the high-level conference would highlight Zimbabwe's attractions as a destination for fruitful foreign direct investment."This event is a must attend event for all those interested in Zimbabwe's investment opportunities," Euromoney said in a statement.
The conference would be opened by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and seeks to build on the success of last year's Euromoney Zimbabwe Breakfast Briefing held in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meeting 2009.
It is expected to be attended by senior Zimbabwean officials, including President Robert Mugabe, Deputy President Joice Mujuru and cabinet ministers.
Panellists lined up to speak at the conference include African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka and African Export-Import Bank president Jean-Louis Ekra.
"The line-up of speakers from the Zimbabwean government, local and international investors will set the scene for the economic direction of Zimbabwe over the next crucial twelve months," Euromoney said.
Co-hosted by Zimbabwe's ministries of Finance and Investment Promotion, the conference would provide a major platform for policy and strategy debate.
Zimbabwe's investment climate has been blighted by fears of a blanket nationalisation of foreign-owned companies.
Euromoney is a leading international financial publishing and event organisation. -APA