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UK-Zambia Trade & Investment Forum, Central London

November 4, 2015

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The forum will outline the investment opportunities that exist in one of Africa’s fastest growing and most stable economies; as the Government of Zambia sets out its ambitious programme for developing the economy beyond its strong extractives base and for exploiting opportunities in new growth sectors such as agriculture, hydro-power and tourism.

With real GDP growth averaging roughly 6.7% per annum, a rich resource endowment and business-friendly environment, Zambia continues to attract international investors and entices firms looking to build their African presence through the country’s excellent access to markets across Southern Africa.

DMA was honoured to host the Government of Zambia for a hugely successful investment event in London in 2009 and is pleased to be working with the Government of Zambia once again on its return to London for the 2015 forum.

08.00-09.00: Registration & Refreshments 

09.00-09.10: Welcome Addresses 
• Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
• UK Government Minister

09.10-09.20: Opening Addresses
HE Muyeba S Chikonde, Zambian High Commissioner to the UK
• Andrew Ockenden, Senior Economic Adviser, DfID

09.20-09.30: Keynote Address
• Her Honour Madam Inonge Wina, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia & Minister of National Planning

09.30-11.00: Session 1 – Economic Outlook 
Chair: Andrew Ockenden, Senior Economic Adviser, DfID
• Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
• Representative, Ministry of Finance
• Dr Denny Kalyalya, Governor, Bank of Zambia
• Patrick D Chisanga, Director General, Zambia Development Agency
• Damoni Kitabire, Resident Representative, AfDB (tbc)
• Private Sector Speakers (x2 tbc)
Q&A Session 

11.00-11.30: Refreshments Break 

11.30-1300: Session 2 – Investing in Agriculture
Chair: Rt Hon Peter Hain, 
Former British Cabinet Minister and MP
• Hon Given Lubinda, Minister of Agriculture
• Chance Kabaghe, Executive Director, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute
• Richard Bennett, Chief Executive, Sunbird Bioenergy
• Private Sector Speakers (x2 tbc)
Q&A Session

13.00-14.00: Networking Lunch 

14.00-15.15: Session 3 – Investing in Extractives & Energy
Chair: Alistair Harrison, 
Former British High Commissioner to Zambia
• Hon Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development
• Clive Newall, President, First Quantum Minerals
• Representative, Zambia Chamber of Mines
• Representative, Tower Resources
Q&A Session  

15.15-15.45: Refreshments Break 

15.45-17.00: Session 4 – Investing in Infrastructure & ICT
Chair: Henry Bellingham MP, non-Executive Director, DMA
• Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
• Representative, ZESCO
• Dr Mupanga Mwanakatwe, Chief Executive, Zamtel
• Private Sector Speakers (x2 tbc)
Q&A Session 

17.00-1730: Investing in Tourism
• Hon Jean Kapata, 
Minister of Tourism & Arts
• Felix Chaila, Managing Director, Zambia Tourist Board

17.30-18.00: Closing Remarks
• Andrew Ockenden, Senior Economic Adviser, DfID
• HE Muyeba S Chikonde, Zambian High Commissioner to the UK
• Her Honour Madam Inonge Wina, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia & Minister of National Planning

18.30-19.30: Gala Networking Reception

To register your interest in this event, please email jamie.brunsdon@developingmarkets.com(link sends e-mail) or call DMA on +44 (0) 203 117 2500.

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November 4, 2015
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