Malawi Investment Forum 2023, South Africa

MIF 2023 South Africa

The first-ever two-day Malawi Investment Forum (MIF) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24th to 25th May 2023, at the Emperor’s Palace.  The forum was organised by the Malawi Consulate in South Africa in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC).

The overall goal of the forum was to contribute to Malawi’s transformation by facilitating collective engagement among stakeholders to channel investments into Malawi.  The forum provided a platform by bringing together the most influential stakeholders, financiers, investors, government officials and business captains to provide information for decision-making regarding investing in Malawi.

His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, made a virtual speech from Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, marking the official opening of the two-day forum.  In his speech the President invited various investors to come and make partnerships in various investment opportunities that are available in Malawi.

According to Malawi High Commission in South Africa, Stella Ndau, the forum will assist to create awareness of investment opportunities as well as position Malawi as a preferred investment destination.

She said the forum will empower Malawians in the diaspora to act as ambassadors for Malawi’s investment promotion.
The forum was led by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Simplex Chithyola Banda.  Also in attendance was Secretary to the President and Cabinet – SPC Colleen Zamba, Minister of Mining, Monica Chang’anamuno and Tourism Minister, Vera Kamtukule.

The activities included the conference which was the main activity as key influencers met and discussed topical issues, panel discussions that allowed investors and government officials have an understanding of expectations from all stakeholders and exhibitions of various products from Malawi.

The two-day forum brought together over 500 delegates from Malawi as well as potential investors from South Africa.  The forum was held under the theme “A Prosperous Malawi through Strategic Investment Partnerships.  

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