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Botswana Investment & Trade Centre (BITC) is hosting the Botswana Investment & Trade Conference on 14 March 22 during Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Benefit from the opportunity to hear in-person from Botswana government on a country overview, understand the economic environment and “why” businesses must invest in Botswana now. The conference will highlight key sectors of buiness: Agri-business, Innovation, Knowledge-Economy, Automotives, Mineral Beneficiation and Financial Services.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Botswana Investment & Trade Conference

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Sustained Growth Through Inclusive & Innovative Investments

Botswana Investment & Trade Centre (BITC) is hosting the Botswana Investment & Trade Conference on 14 March 22 during Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Benefit from the opportunity to hear in-person from Botswana government on a country overview, understand the economic environment and “why” businesses must invest in Botswana now. The conference will highlight key sectors of buiness: Agri-business, Innovation, Knowledge-Economy, Automotives, Mineral Beneficiation and Financial Services.

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H.E. Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi
H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi
Hon. Mmusi Kgafela
Hon. Peggy Serame
Mr. Keletsositse Olebile
Ms. Naseem Banu Lahri

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Hear directly from His Excellency the President of Botswana in Dubai

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Gaona Dintwe

Entrepreneur and Media Personality, Botswana

Entrepreneur and Media Personality, Botswana

08:30 - 09:20 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Registration

Arrival of guests, registration, and light refreshments by the foyer

Arrival of guests, registration, and light refreshments by the foyer

09:20 - 09:30 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy, UAE

H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy, UAE

09:30 - 09:40 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Welcome and Introduction of the President

Hon. Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment Trade & Industry, Botswana

Hon. Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment Trade & Industry, Botswana

09:40 - 09:45 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Context and Introduction

Eleni Giokos, CNN Correspondent, Abu Dhabi

Eleni Giokos, CNN Correspondent, Abu Dhabi

09:45 - 10:15 AM #Samaya Ballroom

One-on-One with His Excellency the President of Botswana

His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, The President of the Republic of Botswana

His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, The President of the Republic of Botswana

10:15 - 11:10 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Panel Discussion – Diffusing Inclusive Growth into New Innovative Areas of the Economy

Moderator: Mr. Mphoeng Mphoeng, Partner and Director, MP Consultants, Botswana Key Speaker: Hon. Peggy Serame, Minister of Finance

Moderator: Mr. Mphoeng Mphoeng, Partner and Director, MP Consultants, Botswana
Key Speaker: Hon. Peggy Serame, Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Botswana
Leveraging Botswana’s Financial Services Sector for Inclusive Growth

Panellists:
Dr. Tshokologo Alex Kganetsano, Deputy Governor, Bank of Botswana
Mr. Cross Kgosidiile, Managing Director, Botswana Development Corporation
Mr. Andrew Fening Okai, Group Chief Executive, Letshego Holdings, Botswana
Mr. Steven Bogatsu, Chief Executive Officer, First National Bank Botswana

11:10 - 11:30 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Tea Break

Sponsored by Botswana Development Corporation

Sponsored by Botswana Development Corporation

11:30 - 11:45 AM #Samaya Ballroom

Experiential Reveal of the 1174 Carrat Process, Lucara Botswana

Ms. Naseem Banu Lahri, Managing Director, Lucara Botswana

Ms. Naseem Banu Lahri, Managing Director, Lucara Botswana

11:45 - 12:00 PM #Samaya Ballroom

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Investors – Setting Up in Botswana! and Investment & Cooperation Agreements Reveal

Mr. Keletsositse Olebile, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Investment & Trade Centre

Mr. Keletsositse Olebile, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Investment & Trade Centre

12:00 - 14:00 PM #Samaya Ballroom

Lunch

Sponsored by Lucara Botswana

Sponsored by Lucara Botswana

14:00 #Samaya Ballroom

End of programme

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Meet with Botswana Leadership

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Why Botswana?

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