Invitation to the 4th SADC Industrialization Week & Exhibition

Dear Stakeholder,

Greetings from Tanzania Private Sector Foundation.

The SADC Secretariat in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Tanzania), NEPAD Business Foundation (host of the SADC Business Council) and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) would like to invite you to the fourth SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW).This year’s SIW will be hosted by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania from 5-9 August 2019 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) is an annual public-private engagement platform aimed at fostering new opportunities for intra-African trade and investment. The theme for this year is ‘A Conducive Business Environment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development’. High level delegates including ministers and senior policy makers from across the continent are expected to participate in this year’s event.

The SADC Industrialisation Week format features keynote addresses from high profile speakers on a wide range of themes and topics; panel discussions with industry experts and project owners; break-away sessions of key topical concern; exhibitions; matchmaking for SMEs as well factory site tours.

Among many sessions, the 4th SIW will focus on:

  • Measures and recommendations to develop Sustainable Regional Value Chains (RVCs)
  • Intra-regional trade
  • Trade facilitation focusing on Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and Technical Barriers to trade
  • Opportunities and challenges for financing infrastructure development in Africa
  • Opportunities and challenges in developing regional payment systems in Africa
  • Ministerial round table discussion on business environment
  • High-level dialogue with Ministers


SIW 2019 will feature specific discussions on pharmaceuticals, mining, agro-processing and gas value chains. The SIW programme will also have micro seminars on SMME development, digitisation and financing as well as factory site visits and product exhibitions.

The event will be hosted on the margins of the 39th ordinary annual SADC Heads of States and Government Summit. Private sector recommendations and outputs from this event will be reported directly to the annual SADC Ministers Meeting, a body which determines policy discussions for Heads of State.

As a valued stakeholder and institution with the mandate to represent the Private Sector in Tanzania, we hereby have the pleasure of inviting you and your members to participate in this esteemed event. Kindly register by clicking the SADC INDUSTRIALISATION WEEK 2019 REGISTRATION and host country registration link. It is mandatory to register in both links. Please note that the host country registration link can only be open by the Google chrome browser. The event brochure is available online for the delegates’ comprehensive reading.

Should your office require further information kindly contact Ms. Mwamini Mohamed via email address: or mobile no. +255 739 939149 or Mr. Valency Mutakyamirwa via email address: or mobile no. +255 752 779 651 or Ms. Lilian Ndossi via email address: or mobile no. +255 784 323 068

Contacts details for Exhibitors coordinators: Ms. Masha Hussein – PHONE NO: +255 715 988 299 Email: and Ms. Getrude N’gwasheni -PHONE NO: +255 754 268 822 Email:

Thank you in advance and we look forward to your active participation.

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