ZNCC took part in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade organised 3 day Workshop on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) National Strategy and Validation in Harare from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2019 themed “Expanding Industrial & Trade Growth through AfCTA.” The workshop outlined the background on AfCTA and scope of the National Strategy, the National Trade Policy Vision, Mission & Objectives and Identified Production & Trade Opportunities. The action plan for implementing the AfCTA was also deliberated on. Participants to this workshop included other players in the private sector, UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission.
The Women’s Desk held its 7th highly regarded Women in Enterprise Conference & Awards passionately known as WECA on the 20.TH of September 2019 as Cresta Lodge. As expected, the conference and awards dinner attracted 380 delegates. There was representation from the relevant government ministry, commercial banks, traders, manufacturers, business-people, service providers and professionals from different business sectors.
The conference deliberated on exciting topics such as Applying Principles for Competitive Women Owned Business Excellence through Corporate Governance, Regional Trade & Overcoming Institutionalized Gender Barriers in Pursuit of Women Owned Business (AfCTA) Adventure and Embracing Digitalisation to lessen the Family–Business Burden on women. The Awards Gala Dinner was all glitz & glam and saw 12 Award Categories up for presentation to the outstanding Women Entrepreneurs. A special thank you to Swedish Embassy, Nedbank Zimbabwe, ZB Bank, NRichards Group, Lafarge Zimbabwe, Dairibord, GAA Marketing, Surdax Investments, Nelspot, Zuva Printers, speakers, panelists and all delegates for making WECA 2019 a success
The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) in partnership with Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Business Council (CBC) is taking strides in trying to promote intra-trade for Small Market Enterprises (SMEs) within the COMESA region.
The two organisations are also supporting and promoting competitive and interconnected industries to actively participate as well as stimulating efficient and sustainable local supply chains systems.