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Maximizing personal and business success:

This event is to challenge you to change your mindset and act to realise success. There are several testimonies of real businesses to learn from.
THE Strategy and Marketing Think Tank Forum, the emerging force for excellence in business, is hosting the strategy and marketing indaba, an international conference in London at the Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel on 17 and 18 March 2017.
This is the event to connect aspirant entrepreneurs, established entrepreneurs, business leaders and students to their destiny as innovators and wealth creators. It is promising to be a rare opportunity to be transformed in many ways.
Delegates will be connected and networked, thoroughly informed from tried and tested speakers, be shown where to get funding, be inspired to act immediately and above all have a great opportunity to make a difference for themselves and generations to come.
There are packaged, ready-to-roll businesses that delegates could consider. Accomplished entrepreneurs, academics and policy makers are coming on board with excitement to generously share knowledge and share experiences, giving their own testimonies.
The event is being hosted with the support of a number of organisations which include Global Challenges Investments Ltd, Spot FM Radio, Inspired Transformations Ltd, Kenya Airways, Savemari, the British African Business Alliance, among others.
On 12 and 13 October 2016, the Strategy & Marketing Think Tank Forum (SM2TF) hosted a very successful groundbreaking marketing indaba in Harare.
It was a no-holds barred engagement of minds with practitioners and academics debating and discussing real substance for business development through strategy, marketing and branding.
The Strategy & Marketing Think Tank Forum was challenged to take the fruitful discussions to an international platform.
Patrick Paradza, an experienced lecturer and accountant who attended and spoke at the Harare Indaba says, “To me the Indaba was an eye opener.
“It represented a coming together of experienced and aspiring marketers sharing ideas at a higher level and powerful platform.
“The presentations were a good blend of theory and practice which, to me, are the two pillars of a modern professionalism.”
Robson Mhandu, a renowned journalist, who is now marketing director at Zimbabwe Open University says, “It was an excellent and well organised Indaba.Advertisement

“Firm and effective time management is critical at such critical events to allow thorough discussion of all vital issues. This can be achieved through firm, efficient and effective chairpersons for each session.”
Tafadzwa Mukoyi, an upcoming coach and business consultant who attended and chaired deliberations, concured with most delegates.He said : “It was dynamic as the programme was holistic and presenters outdid themselves.”
Dr Lawrence Mapaire, a delegate and facilitator who travelled from South Africa, felt that the indaba was value for money and said, “It was an eye opener to delegates.
“The vision for this forum is the solid foundation to inspire and champion success for Zimbabweans within and beyond.”
The London event is being billed as international and has a broader appeal.
The organisers of the event maintain that it is going to be bigger and better and some great speakers have been lined up.
The event will be opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Dartford on 17 March. Some of the champions who will speak include: Africa’s candidate for secretary general, United Nations World Toursim Organisation, the man with a vision, Engineer Dr Walter Mzembi.
The line up also includes charismatic visionary leader, pastor and entrepreneur with diverse interests who championed the growth and development of the Zimsun Group of Hotels,  Dr Shingi Munyeza; turnaround strategist who engineered the rebranding and re-positioining of CBZ, and a prominent marketer, Dr Doug Mamvura; innovator, creative thinker and chairman of the British African business association, David Smith; the pace setter in health management quality systems for the modern hospital and an accomplished kidney specialist and CEO of Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Dr Obadiah Moyo.
Also available is UK-based funding sources expert whose biggest project is worth £280 million pounds, a trainer and consultant, Steve Lawrence; the self-made entrepreneur and trainer who has built a successful company, Beyond the Box from scratch, Christine Knott;  and the budding talent of a youthful intelligent and exceptionally gifted, teacher of biblical applications in entrepreneurship and wealth creation, Sean Shongedza; the evergreen consultant and motivational speaker, Paxton Musukutwa, are some of the illustrious speakers who will grace the event.
Professor Enerst Kadembo says that, “We cannot be held to mediocrity, there is enough talent and potential to bring success to Zimbabweans within and in the diaspora.
“The vision is to utilize our world beaters to rub on the optimism and entrepreneurship to others and bring success and make a mark on the global arena.”
Many progressive organisations have come on board to advance the cause for excellence in business and still more are streaming to be part of this progressive agenda.
The event is open to all who have an ambition to make a difference. Those who wish to attend can visit the website for the event, www.sm2tf.com.
The organisers are also encouraging corporates to take advantage of the communications blitz for the indaba and partner to gain enormous mileage from the event.
For more information you can direct correspondence to: Dr Ernest M Kadembo, Prof, Convener and Strategist; ekadembo@yahoo.com; strategyandmarketingforum@gmail.com