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AmCham News

2015 Quarter 1 Newsletter


what’s inside... featured stories

4| president’s letter 7| meet exco 8| advocacy corner 10| jan-mar events 15| trade fairs/expos 16| meet the board 19| exim conference 20| csr forum launch 22| upcoming events 23| event sponsorships 24| photo gallery 25| membership list


message from the president Dear Members of the Chamber, I am happy about the progress the Chamber has seen in the previous three months. At the beginning of the year, I spoke prophetically at the 2015 Annual General Meeting that the Chamber will see great improvement and I am glad we have something to show for it. A new board was elected at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. We had some new board members elected in: Will Pearson, Mike Musonda and Roseta Chabala. The existing board members that were up for election were all re-elected and I am glad to announce the new board is already making progress. We are currently in the process of formalizing partnerships and working relationships with the Zambia Tourism Board, Zambia Development Agency and the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, which is based in the United States. We believe these partnerships will enhance the benefits AmCham members receive from the Chamber and are a good start to our goal of engaging relevant stakeholders. As we move into the second quarter, I am pleased to announce that the Chamber expects to have an addition of staff members: two new full-time staff members (including an Executive Director) and three new interns. With the increase in staff, there will be an increase in activities. Being a part of all these activities is a guaranteed way of benefitting from the Chamber and I would once again extend an invitation for you to be active in our activities, specifically committee activities. Lastly, I ask you all to get in touch with the Secretariat to schedule a site visit and to submit your 2015 membership survey. This will help guide the Chamber to ensure we provide the types of benefits you would like to receive from your membership. I wish you all a successful second quarter of the year. Yours sincerely, Jason Kazilimani, Jr. President

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Mike is a Partner at Ernst & Young Zambia. He has over 18 years experience in auditing, consulting and regulation of professional audit firms and the audit practice. Mike has vast experience in providing assurance, consulting and related services to a wide range of clients in different sectors. Mike is a fellow and practicing member of both the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mike has strong experience in the application and interpretation of International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Prior to joining EY, Mike was a director in Assurance at PwC where he gained a wealth of knowledge working with people from diverse backgrounds through his secondments to Tanzania, Botswana and the U.S. Mike is also a member of the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee.

EXCO Nasir has been the Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zambia since August 2010. He previously spent time in Russia, Azerbaijan, Spain and United Kingdom with other professional firms. Nasir has been part of AmCham Zambia since its inception and was also an active member of the AmCham in Azerbaijan. Nasir is a qualified accountant with 20 years of professional experience working with businesses to assist them to grow and find out how to bring value to a country based on their individual experiences. Nasir is involved in dealing with inward and outward investments and assisting investors to understand the local issues, challenges and structure their investments in the best possible manner based on local knowledge.

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Samir heads Citibank’s Corporate & Investment Bank in Zambia. He has +18 years of commercial, corporate and investment banking experience in diverse industries. His experience spans transaction services, capital markets, risk management & client coverage in London, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Lusaka. Samir joined Citi Tanzania in 1997 as a Management Associate in TTS. He was involved in solutions structuring as a TTS Product Manager and Sales Head covering key corporate clients. He moved to Nairobi in 2001 as a Relationship Manager covering banks, insurance, credit unions, microfinance and DFIs. From 2007-12, he has been Unit Head in Corporate Bank covering top tier local corporates, private equity firms, microfinance and subsidiaries of global corporations.

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advocacy CORNER

Commerce Minister Outlines 2015 Strategy Newly appointed Commerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe outlined her priorities for the next 18-months during a 10 March Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) CEO breakfast. Emphasizing Zambia’s need to amend outdated laws and regulations governing the private sector, improve domestic business linkages, increase local content requirements and bolster regional trade, Minister Mwanakatwe reaffirmed some of the comments she had made at the AmCham General Meeting on 19 February. If Minister Mwanakatwe is successful in implementing her strategy during this abbreviated election cycle, there will be plenty to look forward to during 2015. On the legislative front, changes to the Companies Act and the Patent and Company Registration Agency (PACRA) Act are underway and could be passed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Minister Mwanakatwe stated in March that the PACRA Act is aimed at improving the efficiency of business registration to cut red tape and improve efficiency. As for the revised Companies Act, details are limited on the precise changes, as PACRA officials acknowledged at a briefing held by AmCham on 30 March. However, at that same event, PACRA representatives mentioned that as many as ten bills can be expected in the coming year to bring Zambia into conformity with global trends and standards for intellectual property rights, standards and quality. Also on the domestic front, Minister Mwanakatwe aims to improve business linkages in the mining and manufacturing sectors while also raising local content requirements. Doing so without decreasing the competitiveness of firms operating in Zambia will be crucial to winning private sector support and the minister noted that the government is already engaged in dialogue with the mining sector about increasing locally manufactured products in the mining sector supply chain.

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By Will Pearson A final initiative for 2015 will be to bolster Zambia’s regional trade linkages. Zambia is working toward bilateral trade deals with its neighbors. Minister Mwanakatwe has specifically noted that the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola are high priorities and that progress should be expected this year. Beyond bilateral deals, aforementioned private sector legislation amendments are meant to bring Zambia into conformity with regional standards ahead of proposed plans to launch the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) in May. TFTA intends to link the 26 member states of three regional trading blocks: the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC). Such a deal would create a common market of 625 million people with a combined GDP of $1.2 trillion, though many hurdles remain regarding implementation of the pact. Successful implementation of the TFTA would pave the way for an even more ambitious African Union strategy for a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). Progress on the regional trade front is critical to accelerating Zambia’s growth from the current 5-6 percent range. The Patriotic Front government has promoted its various road improvement projects as a necessary precondition to increase regional trade flows, but apart from infrastructure, much work is to be done. According to the World Bank Doing Business rankings released earlier this year, Zambia’s worst score was its abysmal 177 out of 189 score for trading across borders. If Zambia is truly going to capitalize on being a ‘land-linked’ rather than landlocked country, the government must take steps to address barriers to trade that reduce the attractiveness of investing in Zambia.


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January On 13 January, the U.S. Embassy in Zambia invited AmCham members to attend the first the U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) meeting in 2015. Mr. Kory Hammond, the U.S. Embassy in Zambia Regional Security Officer, directed the presentation, starting by reviewing the August 2014 OSAC meeting. OSAC was started in 1985 to promote the safety and security of U.S. private firms operating overseas. It has since expanded to include non-U.S. companies and operates in over 140 cities worldwide. OSAC is an opportunity for representatives of the private sector and NGOs to network, discuss topics of interest and to share concerns and best practices around matters of security in Zambia. Mr. Hammond notified participants of all the protective security programs the U.S. Embassy has in its operations. The presentation also provided information about day-to-day safety practices for individuals in Lusaka and an overview of the Zambia’s security situation compared to its neighboring countries. The meeting ended with the U.S. Embassy’s notes on the safety concerns regarding the, then, upcoming presidential elections. The next OSAC meeting date is still TBA and the topic covered will be emergency action plans and crisis management. If you are interested in learning more about OSAC, please visit their website at www.osac.gov.

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On 28 January, the Regional Security Office, U.S. Embassy in Zambia, invited AmCham members to the special presentation “Art and Rule of Law”. The presentation brought together representatives from the financial, insurance, real estate and legal sectors to meet with artists and art lovers. Mr. Maurice Brungardt, a special agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security for the U.S. Department of State’s law enforcement and security branch, and Mr. William Bwalya Miko, a practicing Zambian artist, curator and culture consultant in Lusaka, led the evening’s presentation. The presentation aimed to simulate a discussion of the current art scene in Zambia and to discuss its potential for a burgeoning art industry. The presentation explored art in a wider context by examining the industry, its legal issues of criminal and civil nature and covered different aspects of regional art markets. Attendees were enlightened to the issues of concern for changing Zambia’s nascent art scene into a strong and economically competitive market. The presentation was followed by a reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy. The reception was an opportunity to encourage further discussion and to allow stakeholders to network with private sector and local law enforcement entities interested in helping market Zambia as an attractive commercial environment for artwork.

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AmCham’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 19 February at the United States Embassy. With a focus on continuity, the Chamber brought together current and past Chamber members to discuss the previous year’s activities, how to move forward in 2015, voted for a new Board of Directors and concluded with a cocktail themed “American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia’s Vision for Doing Business in Zambia 2015”. The Guests of Honour were the Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe and the United States Ambassador Eric Schultz. The Minister emphasized the need for AmCham Zambia to help strengthen economic ties between Zambia and the United States because America is an important partner for investment for Zambia. She added that Zambia is determined to open up to well-meaning investments by putting in place the necessary economic infrastructure. In his speech, Ambassador Eric Schultz urged the Zambian Government to improve its World Bank ease of doing business rating from 111 to at least 55 to attract more foreign and domestic investments. “Better polices will not only lead to greater growth now, but will also position Zambia to benefit when Africa becomes the emerging market and a principal driver of global growth in the future,” he said. Guests enjoyed the evening’s networking cocktail over food and drinks sponsored by Airtel Zambia and the United States Embassy in Zambia.

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AmCham Zambia hosted Millennium Challenge Account Tell us what you think! (MCA) Zambia at a cocktail mixer on 25 2 5 AmCham Zambia would like to invite readers February at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka. to send feedback on the e-newsletter and any Members of the Chamber gathered to network other concerns you may have to share. If you and hear a presentation by Mr. Chibwe Mwelwa, are interested in submitting an article for the MCA Procurement Director, and Mr. Chipili Quarter 2 (April-June) AmCham Newsletter, Chikamba, MCA Infrastructure Development Director. MCA shed light on the Lusaka water please sumbit by June 15. supply, sanitation and drainage project. They discussed the procurement process and highlighted the business opportunities available to AmCham members in various sectors. Members had fruitful discussions following the presentation, with food and drink sponsored by the Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka.

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On 5 March, AmCham president Jason Kazilimani Jr., along with other members of the Board of Directors, met with a visiting delegation of U.S. government officials led by Ambassador Bisa Williams to discuss private sector investment opportunities in Zambia. The delegation sought input from AmCham about Zambian government policy priorities, key areas of concern for the private sector in Zambia and suggestions on attractive sectors for U.S. firms to invest in Zambia. Much of the discussion centered on ongoing policy and taxation uncertainty in the mining sector along with volatility facing the kwacha. In addition, the delegation was keen to discuss the energy and agribusiness sectors. Of note, the meeting focused on ways that Power Africa, the Obama administration program to help build power plants in SubSaharan Africa, could be extended to Zambia and the role AmCham could play in advocating Zambia’s regional role in the Southern and Eastern Africa power markets, as a way to draw investment into the sector. The meeting was arranged by Adam Ross, Deputy Chief of Section for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka. Williams, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. State Department, was joined by Eric Meyer, the Director in the Office of African Nations at the U.S. Treasury Department and Eric Andersen, the Zambia desk officer in the Office of Southern Africa Affairs at the State Department.

5 The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) offered to give a special presentation to AmCham members on the different agency functions Chamber members could benefit from. PACRA is a semi-autonomous executive agency of the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. Its principal functions are to operate a legal system for registration and protection of commercial and industrial property and to serve as a legal depository of the information tendered for registration. It comprises two core departments: Industrial Property and Commercial.

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The presentation was hosted in the beautiful Makumbi Room, which was graciously sponsored by AmCham member Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka on 30 March. Mr. Gabriel Mwamba (Senior Examiner of Patents and Industrial Designs), Mr. Jethro Ndhlovu (Acting Senior Examiner of Trademarks) and Mrs. Luse Chansa-Kalonga (Manager of Compliance & Awareness) gave presentations on the process of registering a business, patent, trademark and industrial design. They explained why it was important to register intellectual property and the rights one is entitled to once it has been registered. The presentation concluded with a question and answer session with a panel of representatives from PACRA and AmCham members Corpus Legal Practitioners and Corpus Global Corporate Business Solutions.

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Roseta is currently the Senior Director & Country Manager of ZAMEFA. Roseta holds a Master’s of Science in International Trade Policy and Trade Law. She has 5 years of rich experience in policy analysis, trade policy formulation, strategic planning, business & new markets development, product differentiation and brand management and key operational management. Roseta also has experience leading a business membership association in Zambia with a focus on lobbying and advocacy, capacity building and business linkages both local and regional for the manufacturing industry. Roseta has demonstrated expertise as a business strategist, who has started, led and sustained the organisation to successive profitability & growth. She has demonstrated abilities in recruiting & managing a team of experts and building the corporate governance of the institution. Roseta turned around Zambia Association of Manufacturers, from near collapse to the vibrant organisation it is today.

adam ross Adam is the Deputy Chief of Section for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Zambia, focusing on U.S.-Zambia economic and commercial affairs. Prior to serving in Zambia, Mr. Ross covered the macroeconomic and financial portfolios at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the intellectual property portfolio at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. He also served as Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Ross was an attorney with Lane, Powell, Spears, Lubersky in Portland, Oregon, practicing intellectual property law and general civil litigation. He studied law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, received his bachelor’s degree in Government from Clark University and also studied at the University of London, Queen Mary College. He is married to Abigail Nelson Ross and has two daughters, Teagan and Maeve.

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Kyriaco Jonathan is the Managing Director of NAC2000 Corporation Limited, the leading aircraft handling company in Zambia that operates at all four of Zambia’s international airports. NAC2000 is also engaged in cargo warehousing inclusive of cold chain storage, customs clearing at most entry points and freight forwarding activities. Previous to NAC2000, Jonathan rose within JP Morgan Chase in London. He started as a trade support and client service representative, moved to a derivative exchange professional undertaking back office functions for over 50 exchanges and ended as a business analyst and project manager predominantly working on technology and merger related projects for the bank. Jonathan holds a BSc in Biology from Kings College in London. He is current Treasurer of Zambia Customs & Forwarding Agents’ Association (ZCFAA) and Zambia Amateur Swimming Union (ZASU). He is married to Michelle Alexandra Lewis and has three daughters, Shanaiya, Cearra and Kasia Jai, with one more on the way!

josephine makondo Josephine was in the teaching service from 1983 to 1994 when she decided to resign and follow her dream of owning a business. She is now the managing director of Luwaka Enterprises Limited, an agri-business company. Luwaka Enterprises Limited is devoted to the production and supply of quality vegetables, fruits, eggs to the copper mining communities in the North-Western Province of Zambia and the outer markets of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. Josephine holds a diploma in Education from Kwame Nkrumah Teacher’s Training College in Kabwe, Zambia. She also hold certificates in floral design and cleaner production and environmental management. Josephine is the current President of the North-Western Province Chamber of Commerce, member of AWEP and First Women Jubilee Financial Services.


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Will is the Managing Director and Founder of Triskel Africa, a project consulting and investment advisory services firm. Prior to founding Triskel Africa, Will was a Director in the Global Energy and Natural Resources practice and Head of the London office at Eurasia Group, a leading political risk advisory and consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Will was a Senior Analyst in the Power Market Advisory group at Pace Global, an energy consultancy in the Washington DC area and a Portfolio Analyst on the electricity trading desk at Sempra Energy, an integrated energy company in California. Will has written articles in publications such as the Financial Times and Foreign Policy, and has frequently featured as a guest speaker or panel moderator at conferences and roundtables across the U.S., E.U. and Asia. In addition, Will has featured regularly in the media, making television appearances on networks including the BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg, and offering commentary in publications including the Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Will completed a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the University of California San Diego in 2005 and graduated cum laude with distinction in History and Business from James Madison University in 1999.

kwame asiedu Kwame has over 25 years of experience managing and providing senior-level technical assistance to international health projects worldwide. Currently, he is the Country Director of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Kwame has worked for Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International in North Carolina, FHI360 in Nairobi, Zimbabwe and South America. In addition, he has worked with other organizations such as Washington DC Commission of Public Health, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere (IPPF/ WH) and Project Hope. He is a technical expert in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, family planning and reproductive health, human sexuality counselling, behaviour change communication, male circumcision, training, and private-public health partnerships. Kwame holds a B.A. Degree in Pre-Medicine and Political Science from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Master’s in Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University in NYC.

mildred kaunda Mildred is the founder and principal consultant of Cutting Edge PR, which is a full service public relations and communications consultancy that specializes in corporate communications. Mildred focuses on the ongoing sustainability of the agency, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Lusaka, creating strategic communication frameworks for client’s campaigns and oversees all strategic client services. Mildred has worked in various international financial institutions in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia, and she has 26 years experience in media relations, positioning strategies, branding and integrated marketing communications plans and financial services. Mildred holds a B.A. (cum laude) and an MBA from Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne. Mildred is also a member of the interim founding committee that launched the Zambia Public Relations Association (ZAPRA) in May 2010 and the Chairperson for AmCham’s Fellowship Committee.

rajnish sharma Rajnish is a partner and Managing Director of the Jewel Of Africa, a vertically integrated company in the jewellery industry engaged in mining, jewellery manufacture, high end jewellery retail and export. Rajnish is the President of Lusaka Golf Club and is serving on the boards of Zambia Association of Manufacturers and Emerald Miners Association currently and the Institute of Directors and industry specific task forces in the past. Rajnish studied Mining Engineering at the University of Zambia , has an MBA-Finance from the University of Lincoln and is also on the OPM programme at Harvard Business School. He is married to Laetitia Sophie Michelle Ebele Sharma and they have a 5 year old daughter named Uma.

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EXIM Annual Conference 2015 Washington DC April 23 - 24

The American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia invites you to join us this April at the Exim 2015 Annual Conference in Washington DC! The Export Import (Exim) Bank of the U.S. is the official export credit agency of America. Exim’s Annual Conference presents a unique opportunity for companies from around the world to meet U.S. exporters to access the financing they need to turn opportunities into sales. Attendees include more than 1,100 exporters and representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners and government officials. Participants have the opportunity to meet Exim Bank staff and obtain detailed information about their export credit products and programs. BENEFITS - Low interest rates (<4% per annum) - Reasonable amortization & payment periods - Quick processing time - All types of projects can be funded

Small Business Participation Fee $300* AmCham Zambia’s founding member, Ben Katubiya, was Zambia’s first private company to access an Exim Bank loan, which was applied towards the purchase of quarry mining machinery. He is returning fo this year’s conference to expand operations and contribute to Zambia’s GDP. We encourage you to join Ben at this The first local Zambian private company to access Exim Bank loan facility that was applied in the purchasing of quarry mining machinery. year’s Exim Annual Conference to be an ambassador for Zambia, BENEFITS meet new financers and grow your business!  Low interest rates of not more than 4% per month  Quick processing time as long as all documents are in order: old or new projects? Is also a determinant.  Reasonable amortization and payment period.  All projects: agriculture, mining and construction can be funded.

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The CSR Committee invites you to take advantage of an event that will provide the opportunity to exchange and share experiences on the benefits of CSR in your business. The forum launch will be held on Tuesday, May 26th from 8:00-12:00 hours at the Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel in Lusaka. This opportunity will serve as a informational session about what CSR is and showcase how different AmCham members have implemented CSR programs. It will also include the opportunity for participants to exchange ideas about how we, as an AmCham community, can be both better employers and employees. Please join AmCham members Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel, Airtel, Corpus Globe Corporate Solutions, Tyre King and the CSR Committee for this event. If your business is a SME or microenterprise and would like to be featured on the CSR panel, please contact the Secretariat to get involved. AmCham Member participation is free and non-member participation will be at K100/per person. RSVP to info@amchamzambia.com.

Networking Reception Sponsorships K2,500 University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business Tuesday, May 26th Taj Pamodzi Hotel

The U.S Embassy in Lusaka will be facilitating a visit to Zambia for the University of South Carolina (USC) Darla Moore School of Business, as part of their Faculty Development International Business (FDIB) program in research and business outreach. The USC FDIB-Africa coordinates annual international programs focusing on providing participating faculty members and professionals an opportunity to better understand the political, economic and investment environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. USC expects to host thirty (30) delegates to visit various economic stakeholders in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia for its 2015 FDIB-Africa program themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding Business Challenges in Africaâ&#x20AC;?. To assist the USC business school to better understand the business and investment environment in Zambia, the U.S. Embassy and AmCham Zambia are hosting a networking reception at the Taj Pamodzi on 26 May. Sponsorship Benefits Promotional speech, pop-up banner and advertising of promotional materials at networking reception. Receive additional visibility from your sponsorship with your business logo featured on all marketing materials advertising the event (invitation, newsletter and social media) and receive a complimentary quarter page ad the Q2 AmCham Newsletter (K400 value). Contact the Secretariat to confirm your sponsorship.

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Consider sponsorsing an AmCham event for an opportunity to engage with top executives and businesses in Zambia. Sponsorship levels vary by event and will be customized to best add value to your business and fit your needs. Do you feel AmCham events do not fit your target market? Consider working with the AmCham Secretariat to host an informational forum about the products and services your business offers. AmCham will help you market your event, send invitiation to membership and help connect you with the participants afterwards.

Sponsorship Benefits promotional speeches complimentary business access to ticketed events banner displays promotional materials distribution company logo on presentations newsletter, website and social media advertising complimentary newsletter advertisement Contact the Secretariat to discuss which event sponsorship is best for your business! info@amchamzambia.com | 0975.028.026 20||AmCham 22 AmChamZambia Zambia


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American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia

MISSION The American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia aims to serve American citizens and American controlled companies doing business in Zambia, as well as Zambian businesses already or seeking to become involved in trade with the United States. AmCham will continue to achieve this by establishing a network of forums for sharing information, exchanging ideas and interacting with relevant American and Zambian policy makers. It is the ultimate goal of the Chamber to increase commerce and trade between the United States and Zambia. OBJECTIVES • Further the development of commerce between the U.S. & Zambia • Promote the interest of its members in trade and investment • Gather and disseminate information on trade and investment MEMBER SERVICES • Access to membership directory, includes key business contacts • Receive business-to-business matching • Information on trade shows and expos in the U.S. and Zambia • Invites to monthly business networking and social events • Invites to presentations with business leaders & high-level officials • Invites to meet with trade missions visiting to and from the U.S. • Access consulting on export-import market and foreign investment • Receive quarterly newsletter, regular e-bulletins and publications • Access business visa application services Interested in joining AmCham?

Contact info@amchamzambia.com | 0975.028.026

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AmCham Zambia 2015 Q1 Newsletter  

American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia's quarterly newsletter covering activities from January - March 2015.

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