All set for Bulawayo ZNCC business luncheon; innovation and global competitiveness to dominate discussions

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By Alois Vinga

ALL is set for the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) organised Business Luncheon scheduled to take place at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Grounds in Bulawayo.

The 2023 edition is scheduled to run from the 25th to the 29th of April 2023 bringing together local business entities and exhibitors at the country’s most influential trade promotion event.

“The ZITF Business Luncheon is an annual event on the ZITF Calendar which brings together representatives from the Government, international organizations, diplomatic community, private sector, and the academia, among others, to discuss issues pertaining to international trade on the sidelines of the ZITF.

“The ultimate goal is to promote policy and firm-level decision-making based on rigor and evidence as well as maximum key stakeholder participation,” said ZNCC in an update.

The business lobby group said this year’s ZITF Business Luncheon brings flair and an array of local and international speakers.

The stakeholders to grace the occasion will hold discussions guided by the theme ‘Transformative Innovation, Global Competitiveness’.

“The theme posits innovation as the driving force, which will push society into the future where new ideas are increasingly becoming the currency of achieving success.

“The 2023 ZITF is taking place in the epoch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which represents changes in work, everyday life and relationships with innovation and technological advancements at the heart of it all,” said ZNCC.

The deliberations on the topic will be guided by the following, inter alia; innovative trends in the world and how third world countries can cope; acquisitions/mergers/transactions within the context of private sector firms pertaining to competitive culture; regulations and standards on innovation and competitiveness; improving productivity and competitiveness; and policies to promote and support transformative innovation and global competitiveness.

“Consequently, mobility and impactful entrepreneurship will be key indicators of a positive trajectory in this revolution while sustainable economic confidence and global competitiveness are the ultimate goals,” added ZNCC.