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Botswana Tourism Investment Summit start this morning

Botswana Tourism Investment Summit start this morning

The first-ever Botswana Tourism Investment Summit will be held in the country’s capital, Gaborone, from today, the 23rd to the 24th November 2023.
This event organized by the International Tourism and Investment Corporation (ITIC) in partnership with World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, aims at promoting Botswana as a land of untapped tourism potentials to becoming a major conduit for foreign investment flows to the country.
Furthermore, Botswana’s project developers will be connected to investors. Bankable projects in quest of investments will be highlighted through presentations. In addition, the ITIC and BTO teams are preparing up to assist the different parties in brokering joint-ventures, partnership agreements or in entering the shareholding capital of these exciting strategic moves focused on high returns.

The 2-day Summit will provide a holistic view of Botswana’s challenges and on-going transformations. The country’s economic rate averaged 5% during the last decade and this Summit will pave the way not only to sustain this growth internally but also, to open an external window of opportunities by positioning Botswana as the next business and investment hub of the Southern African region. An impressive array of the world’s most respected and authoritative voices among investors and tourism leaders will be lined up. His Honor Vice President Slumber Tsogwane of Botswana will open the summit. Batani Walter Matekane, Director Macroeconomic Policy, Ministry of Finance Professor Ian Goldin, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School and Former Vice-President of the World Bank, Ghait Al Ghait, CEO of Flydubai, Claudia Conceicao, Regional Director, Southern Africa, International Finance Corporation, Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Ambassador World Travel & Tourism Council, former Chairman of VisitBritain (2007 – 2017), Chairman Port of London Authority and Chairman of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Petra Pereyra, EU Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana and SADC to name a few and to view our list of speakers though this link

Several thought-provoking and enriching topics will be discussed during the panels: Botswana Economic Outlook and investment incentives to foreign investors; Air connectivity, the critical success factor to transform Botswana into a regional tourism and business hub; Investment and financing sustainable tourism projects unlocking innovative business models in the tourism sector; Enabling investments in tourism SMEs in Botswana…

It is worth noting that Africa’s Diamond Exchange, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) headquarters and several multinationals are located in Botswana due to the country’s stable political and social environment, vibrant democracy, strong adherence to world-class good corporate governance rules, conducive environment for doing business, robust and independent legal system as well as investment protection treaties.

Registration to attend the Summit in-person closed a week before, showing the great interest that our event has wielded among the global investment community and we are noting an increasing interest in attending the event and delegates from around the world can join the summit virtually through