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PROVISION OF SERVICES - EVENT ORGANISER FOR MALAWI INVESTMENT FORUM 2017
Procurement Reference No.: MITC/PU/EO/MIF2017                              Issue Date: 21st July, 2017
The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has budgeted funds and intends to apply the cost of organizing its third Malawi Investment Forum (MIF) which will run from 7th to 8thNovember, 2017.
 
Background
The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a Government parastatal company that is mandated by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012 to promote investment and exports in Malawi. The Centre employs various strategies in order to achieve this goal, including investment forums, as a tool to present Malawi as a prospective investment destination to investors, and to foster business linkages for joint venture partnerships. Thus, it has pleased the Government of the Republic of Malawi - through MITC - to organize its third Malawi Investment Forum (MIF).
 
Objective of the assignment
  1. The successful bidder will manage all aspects necessary for achieving a successful, highly professional and smoothly coordinated international investment forum in Malawi.
  2. The Events Organizer will provide leadership with regard to the format and execution of the accreditation and registration process so that it is streamlined and efficiently executed within the shortest times possible
  3. Provide leadership and logistical coordination services at the forum to ensure that there is smooth implementation of activities and to ensure that the enabling environment is provided for the maximization of the objectives of the forum
It is against this background that MITC would like to engage a consultancy firm or a competent experienced event organiser to organise the Malawi Investment forum in Lilongwe, Malawi.
 
Request for Proposal Details
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained at Malawi Investment and Trade Centre Aquarius House, Convention Drive, 1st Floor, East Wing, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 771 315or kindly send an electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it obtain a copy.
 
Proposal Submission Details
Proposals must be delivered and deposited in the Tender Box at Malawi Investment and Trade Centre Aquarius House, Convention Drive, 1st Floor, East Wing, Lilongwe in hard copies, one marked “ORIGINAL” and One Copy marked “DUPLICATE”. Technical and Financial proposals should be contained in separate envelops with name of the consulting firm/ individual and the Title of the project clearly written on the envelopes. The deadline for submission is 14:00hrs local time, Monday 21stAugust, 2017.
 
APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIP

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIP
The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a Statutory Corporation established by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012.  It is mandated to attract, promote, encourage and facilitate investment in all sectors of our economy and to promote and facilitate exports of goods and services produced in Malawi. MITC plays an active role in fast tracking and improving the ease and reducing the cost of doing business in Malawi for both new and existing companies by offering efficient and reliable one stop services to the business community through its One Stop Service Centre.
MITC strives to promote a workforce that is exposed to all aspects of investment and export promotion. This being a specialist function MITC launched an internship program in early 2015 with an aim of according Malawian fresh graduates the opportunity to work at MITC for a period of six months.
In furtherance of this program, MITC invites applications from recent University graduates for a six months Internship. Graduates from the following disciplines are invited:
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
Applicants will have graduated from reputable and accredited institutions with an age limit of 25 years.
Interested applicants should forward their applications by 31St July 2017, enclosing /attaching copies of certificates and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with names of three (3) traceable referees to;

The Chief Executive Officer,
Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC),
East Wing Aquarius House,
Private Bag 302,
LILONGWE 3
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
Export Markets

MITC Unveils Export Markets for Malawian products

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The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre(MITC) says it will unveil export markets for Malawian products during this year's Malawi International Trade Fair. According to MITC's Public Relations Manager, Deliby Chimbalu MITC has organized a seminar to disseminate information on available markets for Malawian products.


'Recently, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has been attending and facilitating SMEs participation of international trade fairs with an aim of promoting Malawian products on the international market. And out of those fairs we have identified potential markets in India, Dubai, Botswana and Zimbabwe and we would like to share this information with the private sector', explained Chimbalu.


Chimbalu further says the participants to this seminar will also take advantage of the meeting to discuss areas of concern as far as export markets are concerned. The meeting will also accord exporters, cooperatives, farmers and local financiers a platform to network and maybe initiate partnerships to supply these markets.
Apart from the Blantyre seminar similar meetings are also scheduled for Lilongwe and Mzuzu.


Meanwhile, MITC is facilitating a trade mission to Tete, Mozambique for the same reason of finding export markets for Malawian products. The Tete trade mission is scheduled for June which will coincide with another trade fair in Tete.

 
Agra Convention and Exhibition

Malawi hunting for new markets

Malawi is expected to promote its agricultural products in the Middle East through the Agra Middle East (AgraME) Dubai International Convention and Exhibition to be held next month.

AgraME is a distinguished trade show and conference focused on agriculture and agri-business for the Middle East region.

In addition to the exhibition, a one-day conference will also be running concurrently and will discuss two main topics thus water management for farms and biosecurity policies and practices, both of which are highly relevant to the Malawian context.

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc) is organising participation of the event and has hence said, the event is important as it specifically focuses on agriculture which is Malawi's key priority in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) and the National Export Strategy (NES) aimed at ensuring sustainable economic growth.

Mitc Publicist, Deliby Chimbalu, said Malawi's participation will go a long way in promoting Malawi agriculture for export to the region and beyond.

"By participating in this fair, the Malawi delegation will be able to implement the valuable lessons learnt from the India Conclave that took place in March, 2017 at AgraME to create even more momentum for the agricultural sector in Malawi.

"Mitc has chosen to attend the AgraME trade fair in Dubai because it provides exposure to Malawian agricultural products to a market that is ripe for export. As a global procurement hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imports almost all of its agricultural products, as do many other countries in the Middle East," Chimbalu said.

She said compared to other trade partners with the UAE, Malawi is still looking to break into that market.

"These products include vegetables, meats, seed cake, coffee, tea, sugar, and oils, among others," she said.

Chimbalu further said, Emirates freighter planes provide weekly direct access between Lilongwe and Dubai which enables the safe shipment of perishable goods.

Source: http://www.times.mw/malawi-hunting-for-new-markets/

 
Malawi India Business Meet

Malawi-India business meet 

In a bid to unlock serious and huge investments in the energy sector, the Malawi government intends to introduce tax holidays for those vying for business ventures in the country.

The promissory bid comes amid the energy crisis that is besetting the country, particularly the unstoppable blackouts that has been paralyzing business ventures for almost a year.

The tax incentives announcement was made by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. It comes on the heels of the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) successful hosting of the first ever Malawi-India business meet on Friday, March 17 in the capital Lilongwe.

The forum attracted over 250 business men and women drawn locally and from Indian. It focused on energy, agro-processing, irrigation, health, and manufacturing sectors.

The business meet aimed at cementing and providing an indicative opportunity for economic empowerment between local traders and their counterparts from India, to tap business management skills from each other.

The Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka Msaka, told the gathering that with the lowering of the country's inflation rate pegged at 18.2 per cent, it was necessary for government to introduce tax incentives in the energy sector so as to attract more foreign investors into the country.

Msaka disclosed that the tax incentives will be in the form of tax holidays, duty-free on energy sector equipment, among others.

The Energy Minister added that the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is working on modalities for the implementation of the initiatives in its next national fiscal plan.

"We have made our case clear that the serious investors in the energy sector, should come in with their resources as some tax incentives are put forward for them. Huge energy investments will attract tax holidays for particular years.

"The energy sector is the backbone of economic development for any nation. This is the reason we are leaving no stone unturned so as to avert the energy crisis as we depend on hydro power to generate the much needed electricity," Msaka said.

Echoing on the same, Joseph Mwanamveka, Trade Minister assured investors of total security when wanting to venture into business in the country.

In his remarks, Suresh Kumar Menon, Indian High Commissioner to Malawi expressed gratitude over the meeting with the launched of Indian Business Handbook that contains various businesses happening in both two nations.

Indian Commissioner Menon assured total commitment on his country to support for Indian companies to participate in its growth and development.

According to the International Trade Centre (ITC) Malawi's exports to India rose from US$31,740,000 in 2014 to US$67, 552,000 in 2015 representing 6.3 per cent of Malawi's exports.

On the other hand, Malawi's import from India declined from US$243,177, 000 in 2014 to US$177, 752, 000 in 2015, leaving Malawi-India gap at –US4110, 202, 000 in 2015.

Source: Maravi Post 

 
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