CCMI has organized in collaboration with the High Mastery Academy an important corporate event to promote networking activities and to bring together leaders of organizations, entrepreneurs, representatives of various countries such as Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, France, Italy, Brazil, Portugal and others, in order to share practical tools in business development, investment and innovation.
CCMI attended the webinar on Mozambique’s participation in EXPO 2020 Dubai organized by the General Commission of Expo 2020, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the CTA. Due to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic the event has been postponed for one year and will be held between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 and the theme planned for the Exhibition is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Following the experience of EXPO Milano 2015, Mozambique was contacted for its presence at EXPO 2020 Dubai.
The SADC Business Forum is the leading event to promote entrepreneurship, investment and development in Southern Africa. FNSADC is an initiative of the SADC and the Mozambican government organized in partnership with the EU delegation in Mozambique. The opening session was attended by President Filipe Nyusi, whose speech highlighted the need to enhance the private sector, facilitate the process of economic integration, promote the region’s economy and establish partnerships with other foreign countries. The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, also attended the opening session. As part of this forum there was also an international SADC Expo, in which various economic agents and entities participated to promote the commercial potential of the home country. The CCMI intervened as a member of Eurocam with its own exhibition stand within the fair.
An agreement was signed at the Polana hotel in Maputo between the Confederation of Economic Associations in Mozambique (CTA) and the African Development Bank with which the latter, thanks to the contribution of the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has allocated 990,000.00 euro to help small Mozambican companies operating in the agri-food sector to enhance production and quality control in processing. The beneficiaries of the project will be about 300 small and medium-sized enterprises with particular attention to those managed by women and young people who operate in Nacala, Beira, Pemba and Lichinga. The CCMI was the promoter of the initiative, co-organizer of the event as a member of the CTA and consequently delegated for relations with Italy.
The EU Delegation in Maputo organized, as part of the European Week celebrations in Mozambique, the third edition of the Mozambique-European Union Round Table in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and EUROCAM. The predominant theme was improving the business climate and investment in the country and promoting free trade and multilateralism between Mozambique, Europe and the rest of the world with the aim of triggering a change in the economic and commercial environment. The CCMI intervened as a member of Eurocam and main speaker and partner of the initiative.
The CCMI organized an online webinar to discuss the consequences and possible solutions resulting from the decision to suspend the Mozambique LNG Project in the Rovuma Basin due to the recent terrorist attacks in the Cabo Delgado region. The event aimed to analyze the consequences of the declaration of force majeure and the suspension of contracts with the companies subcontracted by Total and the related economic, legal, social and financial impact on them and on the country. The main Italian companies in the Energy sector present in Mozambique took part in the debate.
The CCMI organized, at the headquarters of the CTA, Confederation of Economic Associations in Mozambique, a meeting between the Italian Ambassador Gianni Bardini and the President of the CTA, Agostinho Vuma. In addition to planning future activities to strengthen collaboration between the two countries, many issues were addressed and in particular: the transformation of agrigoli products by small and medium-sized enterprises, the renewable energy sector and local content.
The webinar on the opportunities and challenges of the renewable energy sector in Mozambique, the participation of the private sector, independent energy producers and the role of government took place online; options and opportunities for possible national and foreign funding. The event was co-organized by the Delegation of the European Union, EuroCam and the CCMI.
The CCMI signed a memorandum of understanding with the BCI in Maputo, in order to strengthen the partnership in force since 2017. With the renewal of the MoU, the BCI became part of the official sponsor of the CCMI, thus strengthening socio-economic relations between Mozambique and Italy in the context of investments linked to the Oil & Gas industry. The event was attended by members of the Italian Embassy in Mozambique and of the CCMI, the director of the Institute for Foreign Trade and all the staff of the BCI.
At the presence of the EU Ambassador to Mozambique Antonio Sánchez-Benedito Gaspar, the president of the CCMI as well as the president of EUROCAM Simone Santi, Maria Pavia Ambassador of Portugal to Mozambique and Valige Tauabo, Governor of the Province of Cabo Delgado, the ceremony took place at the new Eurocam headquarters in Pemba. The CCMI, in its Pemba delegation, hosts the EUROCAM delegation free of charge.
The President Simone Santi, as representative of the CCMI, participated in the digital convention of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad with the attendance of over 40 representatives from all over the world.
The first annual meeting of the EuroCam Diplomatic Council took place in Maputo. The Diplomatic Council brought together the Ambassadors of the European Union member countries accredited in Mozambique and the EuroCam Executive Council who discussed the implemented activities and the future business plan of EuroCam. The meeting was chaired by the Ambassador of the European Union in Mozambique, Antonio Sánchez-Benedito Gaspar and by Simone Santi, President of EuroCam and of the CCMI, who were then joined by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ludovina. Bernardo and representatives of European companies and economic and trade consultants from EU member countries in Mozambique.
The CCMI organized the visit, at its headquarters, of the new ambassador of Italy to Mozambique Gianni Bardini who took office on November 13, 2020.
First social event of the year, due to Covid restrictions, organized by the Mozambique-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CCMI) at the Hotel Polana in Maputo in the presence of various leading companies in the Mozambican panorama such as Saipem, Smart Logistics, Sari, Tes-Top, BCI, Cosmos and Global Edge.
Inauguration of, in collaboration with DEPIC and SDAE local authorities, a public library dedicated to children and young people located at the Parque dos Professores in Maputo.
The works took place on March 31 and April 1 in Bangkok, where the 14 Chambers of Commerce involved were guests of the Bangkok CCIE. During the meeting the Verona report was approved, the new Board of Directors of Assocamerestero presented, the start-up of the new Chambers of Commerce and the projects implemented in the related countries presented by each Chamber.
On the occasion of the Mozambican Women’s Day, the first digital platform dedicated to Mozambican women entrepreneurs was presented and inaugurated at the auditorium of Banco Comercial e de Investimentos (BCI) through which it is possible to tell the work experiences and especially the difficulties encountered during professional development thus acting as a support to other women with the inclination to start a business in the country.
The “Protocol of friendship” between the Mozambique delegation, represented among others by the CCMI president Simone Santi, and the city of Campobasso, the University of Molise, and the main operators of local food and wine companies, was signed in the hall of the council of Palazzo San Giorgio in Campobasso (Italy).
Inauguration of the European week and official presentation of EuroCam. The CCMI has obtained the Presidency and the secretariat of Eurocam for a two-year term. The event took place at the Melia Hotel in Maputo and co-organized by the European Union delegation in Mozambique, EuroCam and the Exame magazine.
The first Italy-Mozambique Business Forum organized by the Mozambique Embassy in Italy, the CTA, the CCMI and Eni took place at the Confindustria headquarters in Italy. During the Forum, an MoU was signed between Assomineraria, represented by President Luigi Ciarrocchi (Eni) and the CTA, represented by President Agostinho Vuma and endorsed by the CCMI, promoter of the agreement. The MoU intends to promote and support the joint development of Capacity Building tools in Mozambique, to attract investments aimed at developing the country’s resources, increase the capacity of the local economic system and improve cooperation with the Italian industrial system. The delegation went to Milan where the CCMI in collaboration with CTA, ANIMP and Assolombarda organized an event in which numerous MoUs were signed.
The participating companies, including 40 Italian companies, were hosted in a “Spazio Italia” equipped with completely set up exhibition modules. Also present were the former Italian Ambassador to Mozambique Marco Conticelli and the President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. For the CCMI, the participation was of 22 companies. During the fair, the CCMI signed a MoU with the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Mozambique and with the Mozambique Chamber of Commerce; signed an agreement with the president of the Mozambican Community in Italy, Sofia A.B. Gonoury, in order to organize a training internship for a young Mozambican to be employed within the Chamber itself; an agreement was signed for the preparation of the European pavilion at the next International Fair in Maputo.
The CCMI represented by the president Simone Santi participated in the 28th edition of the World Convention of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad which took place in Treviso from 26 to 29 October 2019. On the occasion of the convention the CCMI was officially admitted and recognized as 79th chamber member of Assocamerestero.
It was the largest and most successful energy event in the country to date. Officially opened by President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the event held at the Joaquim Chissano Congress Center in Maputo welcomed over 1,000 participants, 130 exhibiting companies, 55 expert speakers and 11 industry sponsors, who came together to share insights, opportunities and collaborate to the development of the gas industry. The CCMI participated in the event in order to promote the activities of the Chamber by organizing a Business Cocktail on the last day.
The third edition of the Economic and Social Forum has been convened in Maputo in the Katembe district. MOZEFO is a forum whose primary objective is to establish economic networks in various development areas, as well as to discuss the social and cultural conditions of the Mozambican people in various socio-economic fields. The CCMI participated as a guest in the forum, intervening and promoting the activities of the Chamber in the country.
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