DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 13 June 2018


Depart Harare


1200 - 1300

Check In and Registration


1230 - 1345




All Delegates Seated

Director Of Programs


Director Of Programs


National Anthem and Prayer



Welcome Remarks

Mayor of the City of Gweru



Opening Remarks

Buy Zimbabwe Chairman: Dr A.J. Masuka

SESSION 2: Getting our agriculture right – regenerating the links with the industry






1445 – 1515


Constraints and Opportunities to Unlocking Agricultural Growth

- policy environment , finance and inputs, production and productivity, logistics and storage, markets, value chains and climate change



Turning around the agriculture and how good procurement policies can help ease food imports and stimulate domestic production



Minister of Lands, Agriculture & Rural Resettlement ,Hon Rt G Perrance Shiri





Mr Chance Kabaghe Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (international Guest speaker)

1515 - 1600







Industry, markets and Agriculture value chains, constraints and opportunities

-        Agribank Experiences


-        Mr Malaba CEO, Agribank

-        National Foods Experiences


-        Mr Lashbrooke, CEO, National Foods

-        Dendairy Experiences



-        Mr. Darren Coetzee Managing Director , Dendairy Zimbabwe

1600 – 1645

Plenary Discussion :


1615 – 1630

Health Break



“Buy Local Save Jobs”


Mr Tov Manene, Trustee, Buy Zimbabwe

1630 - 1645

Buying local to stimulate economic growth and creating jobs

Mr. Eustace Mashimbye Proudly South African Chief Executive Officer;

1645 - 1700

Building competitiveness and reclaiming the local market in face of foreign competition

Mr Munyaradzi Hwengwere, CEO, Buy Zimbabwe

1700 - 1730

Plenary Discussion


1830 -

Welcome Cocktail

Director of Ceremonies






SESSION 3: Repositioning the mining industry for growth, enhanced local procurement and creating shared value




Analysis of the mining sector’s potential contribution to the growth of the economy in terms of output, employment contribution to fiscus, infrastructural /community development and the linkages and opportunities that exist in the extractive sector


Hon W Chitando- Minister of Mines and Mining Development

0920 - 0935

The Potential of the Mining Sector and the desired policy environment- transparency, accountability, and local procurement.

Mr Manhando – President Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe and CEO BNC

0935 - 0950

Positioning the mining industry for growth enhanced local procurement and creating shared value – lessons for Zimbabwe from across the world.

Mr Alex Mhembere – Executive Chief Executive Officer of Zimplats,Impala Platinum Holdings Limited

0950 – 1000

Panel Intervention


Mr Sibanda, Managing Director, Boltgas

1000– 1020

Plenary Discussion


1020 – 1040

Tea Break


SESSION 4: Enhancing Local participation in Public sector projects:


1040 – 1055

Opportunities for local Industry availed by the New Procurement ACT

Mr. Nyasha Chizu Acting Chief Executive Officer PRAZ


1055 - 1120

Enhancing Local Participation in Public Sector Projects for Industry Development

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Hon J. Gumbo

1120 - 1140

Building sustainable local procurement linkages from public infrastructural development programs

Mr Kitabire , Country director African Development Bank

1140 – 1220

Panel Intervention

-        Lafarge Cement, Ms E Matekaire

-        Frontline Contracting, Mr Chihota

-        Quantity Surveyors

1220 – 1240

Plenary Discussion


Session 5: Unlocking funding and Retooling Opportunities

Mr Joseph Mverecha – Chairing

1240 - 1310

Accessing funding for local companies in the new era , government strategies to source funding for local companies

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon Patrick Chinamasa.

1310 – 1320

Measures to mitigate foreign currency shortages

Dr J P Mangudya, Governor, Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe

1320 – 1340

Business funding strategies :case studies

Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe

1340 – 1350

Plenary Discussion


1350 – 1440



1440 – 1800



1900 – 2200




1900 – 1910

1910 – 1920




1920 – 2015


2015 – 2025



2025 – 2100




2100 - 2200

Presidential Dinner and Official Opening


All delegates seated


National Anthem and Opening Prayer

Opening Statement from the Buy Zimbabwe Chairperson





Introduction of the Guest of Honour



Keynote Address and Official Opening: The direction in resuscitating the economy for jobs, wealth and pride.


Ministerial panel and open session of key economic questions by delegates

-        The Minister of Industry , Commerce, and Enterprise Development Hon Mike Bimha

-        The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon Patrick Chinamasa

-        The Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Hon Winston Chitando.

-        The Minister of Lands, Agriculture & Rural Resettlement ,Hon Perrance Shiri

-        The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Hon J.Gumbo

-        Dr J P Mangudya, Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe







Dr A.J Masuka , Chairman , Buy Zimbabwe





Honourable M Bimha, Minister of Industry and Commerce


Hon E D Mnangagwa, President, The Republic of Zimbabwe


DAY 3: FRIDAY 15 June 2018


Session 6: Promoting local procurement through a local content index in public projects, mining, manufacturing and retail sector

0900 – 0915

Local content policy as a tool for industrial development

Minister of Industry , Commerce, and Enterprise Development Hon Mike Bimha

0915 - 0930

Local content index, policy direction and productivity

DR Mugano, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Research Associate)

0930 – 0940

Update on the local content Policy

Mr Sefelani Javangwe , President, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

0940 – 1000

Panel Discussion

-        Norman Savado ,Acting Chief Executive Officer ZIMTRADE

-        Ms Tracy Mutaviri, MD, Lyons Zimbabwe

-        Ms Nancy Guzha – Cairns Foods

-        Mr Katsande, OK Zimbabwe, Chief Operating Officer


1000 - 1030

Plenary Discussion


1030 – 1040

TEA Break


1040 - 1100

Presentation and adoption of Resolutions




Check out and departure



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