Last week’s Mozambique Dubai Business Forum (MDBF) at the Dubai Chamber headquarters was attended by 24 delegates from Mozambique representing 18 Mozambican institutions, where more than 90% belonged to the private sector.
The event was part of an effort by the Mozambican private sector to capitalize on the growing interest of Emirati investors in the country by showcasing investment opportunities.
The event, organized as a business mission by the Dubai Chamber, AIMO (Industrial Association of Mozambique), and FAN (Foundation for the Improvement of the Business Environment) also featured one-on-one meetings and virtual presentations of Mozambican companies. More than 30 business opportunities were presented to a selected audience of some 100 delegates.
The Mozambican delegation brought companies from key sought-after economic sectors including energy, Oil & Gas, agribusiness, and tourism. After the event, a number of expressions of interest were presented to featured projects.
The event was opened by a keynote from Mr. José Maneia, the Consul of Mozambique in Dubai, on behalf of the Government of Mozambique.
The Mozambican delegation also had the opportunity to visit the Mozambique pavilion at Expo 2020 and learn about the work carried out to promote the country at that mega-event from Commissioner General Miguel Mkaima.
Mr. Abdulla Momade, Dubai Chamber’s Chief representative for Southern Africa commented “This physical event is a milestone in the bilateral relations, after a pause of more than 2 years. The Mozambican delegation brought a team of young and energetic entrepreneurs and businesses with the highlight being the pitching session with specific opportunities in a diversity of areas. Thus, networking and B2B sessions were absolutely dynamic. We look forward to the next edition”
The success of the event opened the door for another edition next year.