About The Conclave

The Conclave aims to serve as a platform for dialogues between India and the 16 Southern African countries, which are members of Southern African Development Community (SADC), to further strengthen the developmental partnerships. The event will also focus on economic and commercial deliberations through Business to Government (B2Gs) and Business to Business (B2Bs) engagements. It will be a platform for Indian and African private sectors and key financial institutions to identify priority areas and special projects for Indian investment and partnership, with a long-term commitment to Southern Africa.

Indian companies are already present across the African continent and there is a growing interest to develop a strong economic partnership focused on Southern Africa. Over the past several years, Indian companies have proven their excellence in multiple sectors and have developed a sustainable and proactive engagement with local economies, industry and communities in Africa, bringing significant gains to both sides. India has successfully applied its ‘Triple A’ technology (Affordable, Adaptable, Appropriate) across the continent and aspires to expand its footprints by forming win-win partnerships with the region.

The two day conclave will involve Business Conference, Exhibition, B2B meetings, Ministerial interactions, Networking Dinner, etc.

The Conclave aims to serve as a platform for dialogues between India and the 16 Southern African countries, which are members of Southern African Development Community (SADC), to further strengthen the growth partnerships. The Conclave will give industry a chance to expand, deepen and diversify areas of engagement and encourage greater collaboration given the need to build resilient supply chains and increased dependence on international production networks. The Conclave will aim to strengthen India-Southern Africa cooperation in the key sectors and how this collaboration can help in realising the vision of USD 150 bn investment and USD 200 bn trade between India and Africa by 2030.

The Conclave will have various rounds of interactions with Government officials of partner countries, multilateral institutions, business community, exporters, banks, Indian business diaspora, and other stakeholders, with a view to identify business, trade and investment opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs. The Conclave will play a pivotal role in the formation of new ideas and strategies, for both Indian and Southern Africa businesses and Governments to take the South-South cooperation agenda forward.

Indian companies are already present across the African continent and there is a growing interest to develop a strong economic partnership focused on Southern Africa. Over the past several years, Indian companies have proven their excellence in multiple sectors and have developed a sustainable and proactive engagement with local economies, industry and communities in Africa, bringing significant gains to both sides. The proposed FTA with SACU countries will help in widening the scope for doing business across the region and provide the required impetus to achieve the vision of USD 200bn trade by 2030.

The two-day conclave will involve Business Conference, Exhibition, B2B meetings, Ministerial interactions, Networking Dinner, etc.

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