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Trade and Investment Conference 2022




  02 Nov 2022





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Reimagining our Economy for a Better Tomorrow Through Digitalization and the Application of Robust Export-Led Strategies.

Event Schedule

11h30 – 12h45

Financing Solutions to Boost Intra-Africa Trade Within the Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will potentially be a game changer for African Continent’s socio-economic development, delivering far greater and superior benefits in terms of economic growth, investment attraction, increased trade, job creation, and reduction of extreme poverty while also delivering peace, stability, and shared prosperity for all who live in the Continent. The World Bank (2022) predicts that, leveraged well, the AfCFTA would deepen trade integration, driving up Africa’s exports to the rest of the world by 32 percent by 2035, and intra-African exports would grow by 109 percent, led by manufactured goods. For these ambitious goals to be fully realized, businesses in Africa must overcome the current challenge of access to financing. This therefore calls for the development and introduction of new and innovative financing solutions that support the transformation of the structure of Africa’s trade which will enable the continent to build fair and efficient markets, improve competitiveness, and attract even more FDI.

14h30 – 15h45

Digitalization in the Mining and Commodities Trading - Opportunities for the Private Sector

The mining and commodities trading industries are entering the global tech market with advancement in embracing and leveraging cutting-edge technologies that could transform these industries. Digital transformation has the potential to help mining and high value commodities trading companies reduce their costs and improve profits by streamlining their work processes and providing greater data insights to drive strategic decisions. Over the last few years mining majors and other trading companies in Botswana and the world over have continued to invest heavily in technology such as data, connectivity, telecommunications, and automation. This session draws on insights from industry leaders to learn how some of the leading mining and related industries are embracing the technology revolution in the mining and commodities trading industries.

14h30 – 15h45

Leveraging the Power of Digitalization in the Health Sector for Improved Equity and Access for All

In the health sector, adoption of modern technology can help add value both in the hospital and across care settings, helping providers improve performance and reduce variability. To make meaningful improvements, healthcare leaders can make significant shifts by leveraging technology as a game changer. It is important for healthcare industry leaders to invest in technology platforms that put patients at the center of care. Artificial intelligence, telehealth, machine learning, analytics and robotics are some of the examples of digital technologies that promise to help alleviate growing resource pressures while maintaining high quality care for patients. This session provides insights on how healthcare leaders can successfully develop, integrate, adopt, and execute utilizing ground-breaking technology solutions to improve healthcare delivery and enhance a patient-centered experience in the Botswana healthcare industry.

16h00 – 16h20

Closing Plenary Session

Master of Ceremonies: TBC - MC from the Official Opening Ceremony

16h00 - Entertainment (TBC)
16h10 - Vote of Thanks
Hon. Beauty Manake, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana
16h20 - END. Master of Ceremonies ushers Distinguished Guests out of the venue.


Rafael Papismedov
Co-Founder & Managing Director

HB Antwerp

Mr. Boikobo Bashi Paya
Executive Director Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability and Legal Compliance

Khoemacau Copper Mining, Botswana

Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

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