At least 33 Botswana-based companies will participate at an investment and trade conference and business to business meeting set for Rwanda.
The main objective of the conference is to encourage business linkages between the two countries with a view facilitating trade and investment as well as possible joint-venture partnerships.
The local delegation, which will be led by the BITC CEO, Keletsositse Olebile, will have an opportunity to engage one-on-one with its Rwandan counterparts and will undertake a few site visits to explore areas of collaboration or partnerships.
“The expected outcome of these engagements is to see an increase in export-oriented foreign direct investment inflows to Botswana, to identify goods or products and services that Botswana could supply to Rwanda and to realise an increase in economic activities that will drive creation and enable self-sufficiency for Batswana,” the BITC said in a statement.
Participating companies are in sectors such as agriculture and agro processing, tourism and hospitality, mining and mineral beneficiation, manufacturing, ICT, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and the financial and business services industry.