Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in collaboration with Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) will host an Investment and Trade Conference and Business to Business (B2B) meetings between Botswana companies and their Rwandan counterparts in Kigali, Rwanda on the 28th & 29th April 2022 respectively. The main objective of the Conference is to encourage business linkages between the two countries with a view to facilitate trade and investment as well as for possible joint-venture partnerships.
The high-level business engagement will see participation by a business delegation from Botswana led by BITC Chief Executive Officer Mr. Keletsositse Olebile. During the mission, the Botswana business delegation will also have an opportunity to engage one on one with the 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 (raw materials) or products and services that Botswana could supply to Rwanda and to realise an increase in economic activities that will drive job creation and enable self-sufficiency for Batswana.
The delegation consists of thirty-four (33) Botswana companies from the following sectors; Agriculture and Agro-processing, Tourism and Hospitality, Mining and Mineral Beneficiation, Manufacturing, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Financial and Business Services