All set for Zim-UAE summit

Nicky Moyo

Business Reporter 

ALL is set for the Zimbabwe-United Arab Emirates (UAE) Food and Agribusiness virtual summit that begins Thursday, with close to 1 100 participants registering for the event against the targeted 500.  

The one-day summit is being organised by DEAT Capital – a local trade and investment consulting firm – the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), and Dubai 2020 Expo. 

“We can actually safely tell you that we now have around 1 100 participants that have registered for the summit, and we have more than doubled our 500 participants expectation,” said DEAT Capital managing director, Mr Nicky Moyo.

“This is attributed to a combination of both domestic interest and also the confidence the Government has shown, especially after the global agreement on compensation with former commercial farmers.”  


At the summit, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Dr Anxious Masuka, is expected to give a keynote address.

Discussions will centre around food security issues in Zimbabwe and UAE, agriculture market opportunities in UAE, Zimbabwe agriculture and food policies, as well as trade finance and opportunities.  

Other speakers include agribusiness specialist Mr Patrick Devinish, who is also the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairperson, and Ms Amanda Siyengo, a regional logistics specialist. 

 . . . . more in The Herald Business on Thursday