AmCham Quarter 4 Newsletter 2021

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December 2021, Quarter 4

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Message • P. 1

Annual Golf Day • P. 3

Thanksgiving Dinner • P. 4

2022 Events Calendar • P. 7


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WELCOME TO QUARTER 4 We are pleased to welcome you to the year's final quarterly newsletter. The just ended quarter is one of the busiest and yet exciting quarters of the year.

In

this

quarter,

the

Chamber

held

two

of

its

annual

flagship

events,

namely:

Golf

Day

and

the

Thanksgiving Dinner. The Chamber also hosted a business breakfast and two webinars. With the Covid 19 spread having stabilized, the Chamber was able to host three physical events while upholding the Covid 19 five golden rules.

The Chamber made some major strides in the execution of its mandate as will be shown in the activities of this quarter in this publication.

The

Chamber

would

like

to

appreciate

its

members

for

their

support,

engagement

and

participation

through out the year. We look forward to a greater year ahead.

Compliments of the season. We wish you a safe and restful festive season and a prosperous 2022.

CHAMBER ACTIVITIES DURING THE QUARTER BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING IN CONJUNCTION WITH U.S. EMBASSY

The American Chamber of Commerce hosted a business breakfast meeting with the U.S. Embassy in Zambia on October 1st, 2021.

This breakfast was setup to review President Hakainde Hichilema's U.S.

visit, his key meetings while in the U.S. and the benefits of his visit to the U.S.. The meeting further discussed

future

economic growth.

U.S.-Zambia

business

opportunities

and

what

role

can

be

played

in

boosting


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ANNUAL GOLF DAY

The Chamber hosted its Annual Golf Day on 7th October 2021. This event attracted both members and non-members, with 120 golfers on the course and over 50 attendees from various companies. The event

was

performing

crowned golfers.

with This

a

cocktail

year's

Golf

in Day

the

evening

also

had

after

Social

the

and

awards Network

presentation Building

for

Activities

the for

wellnon-

golfers.

With a number of members and non-members setting up their branded stands, Golf Day serves as a good opportunity for marketing and publicity. Furthermore, the nature of the event gives room for wide networking as the tournament goes on, during the Social and Network Building Activities and during the cocktail.

The event's platinum sponsors were Citi Bank, OBMAC Systems and Coca Cola.


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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

AmCham's Thanksgiving Dinner was attended by U.S Embassy representatives, Government officials and distinguished men and women from the business community who came together to network, share a

light

moment

and

give

thanks

for

the

year

over

a

sumptuous

meal.

An

award

ceremony

was

incorporated to show appreciation to members who have gone an extra mile to support the activities of the Chamber through out 2021.

The Thanksgiving Dinner was graced by the presence of the Minister Trade and Commerce, Chipoka Mulenga, U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires, Sheryl Stumbras, and AmCham Zambia President, Lowani Chibesakunda.

The event housed over 200 people with tickets being sold out over a week before the actual day. It was held on 19th November 2021 at Ciela Resort.

The

Platinum

sponsor

for

the

Thanksgiving

Dinner

was

Prudential,

Medland Hospital, OBMAC Systems and Medici Land Governance.

while

the

Gold

sponsors

were


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DFC INFORMATION WEBINAR The

American

Chamber

of

Commerce in Zambia hosted a DFC

Information

Webinar

on

16th November 2021 from 10:00 to

11:00

aimed

am.

to

on

investment be

webinar

inform

members

can

This

AmCham

some

of

the

opportunities

that

accessed

through

the

U.S. International Development Finance The

Corporation

DFC

Webinar

initiative

(DFC). was

to

an

promote

AmCham's Investments pillar.

Our Guest was Diana Njuguna - Africa Investment Advisor - Southern Africa, Contractor.

The DFC is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today.

NAVIGATING COVID 19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WEBINAR AmCham Covid

held

19

a

Travel

"Navigating Restrictions"

Webinar with High Fly Tours, a travel agency that is a member of

the

Chamber,

on

1st

Decmber 2021. In the period of the

webinar,

the

world

had

been perturbed by the coming of

another

with

a

coming had list

wave

new on

the

been and

of

Covid

variant;

scene.

placed

was

19,

Omicron,

on

Zambia UK's

facing

a

red

travel

ban to several other countries. Several

airlines

had

cancelled

flights in and out of Zambia.

Businesses and individuals that rely

on

air

travel

were

faced

with a difficult time and had to make

tough

concerning webinar

their

was

held

decisions travel. to

This

discuss

how individuals and corporat-

-ions alike could navigate through these travel restrictions and flight suspensions.


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