By Irene Gaitirira
Published May 25, 2016
A three-day meeting aimed at generating more than US$4 billion in potential investments and funding commitments shall be held in the Tanzanian commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, in July 2016.
The meeting, Tanzania International Forum For Investments (TIWI), shall be held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, July 12-14, 2016.
“With confirmed funding commitments amounting to US$1 billion and confirmed participation from global investors and funding institutions in control of more than US$200 billion,” Godfrey Simbeye, Executive Director of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation that is organising the event, says, “the Tanzania International Investment Forum For Investments is set out to be the largest gathering of international investors in Tanzania.”
Simbeye says TIFI will feature a “world class programme compris[ing] intimate highly-interactive sessions that give entrepreneurs, investors and financiers the best platform to build relationships and forge business-to-business and business-to-government partnerships.”
TIWI, that is expected to to attract investors and participants at decision making level, is also expected to showcase investment opportunities in sectors such as Agriculture & Agro-processing, Tourism, Energy, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, telecommunications & ICT, Mining, and Financial services.
An exhibition is planned to take place on the side-lines of the Forum to showcase selected export products and display foreign exhibitors as well to market their products.
Welcoming “investors throughout the world to participate in the TIFI 2016 and explore the abundant opportunities available in Tanzania, where return on investment is among the highest in Africa,” Simbeye invites potential partnerships with local investors.
Confirmed participating companies include Credit Suisse International, Africa Finance Corporation, Nedbank, UK Climate Investments, Pembani-Remgro Infrastructure Fund, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Intertoll Africa (Pty) Ltd, Advance Consulting, Netherlands, Letsema Consulting & Advisory (Pty) Ltd, Afriwise Consult, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Advanced Finance & Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”), Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries – Netherlands, CRDB BANK PLC, ZHE Africa, East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Kibo Mining Plc, Rand Merchant Bank, Frontier Investment Management (FIM), German International Cooperation (GiZ), Mkoba Private Equity Fund, Kibo Capital Partners, CrossBoundary LLC, Metier Sustainable Private Equity, SME Impact Fund, MasterCard, Public Investment Corporation, among others.