Press Release: Tanzania-Rwanda Trade Forum

Kigali, Rwanda – Wednesday, May 20 The first Tanzania Rwanda Trade Forum (TRTF) comes to deepen trade opportunities between private sector organizations from the two countries. Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA); Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE), Tanzania Truck owners Association (TATOA) and 361 Degrees Tanzania have together organized this forum with the theme “Strengthening Bilateral and Trade Investment Opportunities.”

The TRTF will assemble over 100 key business players from Tanzania and Rwanda’s private sectors, as well as policy-makers from both governments. The main objective of the TRTF is to emphasize the role of the private sector as the foundation for economic development and prosperity for both Rwanda and Tanzania. This can be done through solidifying business partnerships in the two countries; identifying and addressing constraints faced by entrepreneurs in a timely manner; fostering and accelerating private sector growth and facilitating increased regional trade and investments in select economic sectors. Detailed objectives of the forum include;
• Exploring business/Investment Opportunities in the Agriculture, Manufacturing, Industry and Transport sectors in Rwanda and along the Central Corridor.
• Engaging and empowering Tanzanian and Rwandan Entrepreneurs to venture beyond boundaries.
• Providing Networking opportunity for the various stakeholders within the Rwanda and Tanzanian Business community.
• Promoting Public and Private Partnerships in both countries.

Expected outcomes of the TRTF are therefore:
• Strengthened bilateral ties and enhanced trade relations between the two countries;
• Increased volume of exports between both countries;
• Improved environments conducive for trade between both countries.

PSF invites your media institution to cover the Tanzania Rwanda Trade Forum that will take place;

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Venue: SERENA Kigali hotel 2nd Floor
Arrival Time: 8:00 am

Find herewith attached a detailed program. Kindly note that a press conference is scheduled at 10:00 am after the opening remarks.

For further details
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