Friday, 24 October 2008


Ayoub mzee arriving for Miss Tourism Harare

TWENTY-year-old Vanessa Sibanda was crowned Miss Tourism Harare at a well attended ceremony that was held at the Rainbow Towers' main auditorium in harare

A bevy of twenty beaut it out for the coveted title which has seen many former holders go on to becoming Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and travelling around the country and the world.

The East Africa International Business Forum 2008

Trade and Investment Opportunities: East Africa – One Market, One Destination
29 – 30 October 2008, Kigali, Rwanda

The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in association with the Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Investment and Export Promoting Agency and the East African Business Council is proud to host the East Africa International Business Forum (EAIBF) which will take place on the 29th and 30th of October 2008 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Hosted by HE Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, this is the most important business event to take place in the East Africa region for many years. The theme of this event is 'Trade and Investment Opportunities: East Africa – One Market, One Destination'. It will focus upon new opportunities for investment partnerships across East Africa, including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi.
The event will provide unparalleled networking opportunities for all attendees; in addition to the main plenary session, specific investors' roundtables will be held to discuss infrastructure development, trade and the movement of goods and services, investment climate, accessibility to finance for development in East Africa, among other issues.

The Forum will bring together more than 500 participants, including business leaders from East Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Speakers and panelists will be made up of Heads of Government, Ministers, Board Chairs and Chief Executives of businesses, investment fund managers and other industry leaders.

Confirmed speakers already include HE Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Edward Marlow, Managing Director
HSBC, Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa, Peter Kieran, Chief Executive Officer, CPCS Transcom, Canada, Michele Castegnaro, Director– Emerging Africa &IOI, Cisco Systems, Omari Issa, Executive Director Investment Climate Facility in Tanzania and John Maguire CEO CRU Investment Management UK

More information on this event as well as booking details can be found by visiting

Kristiane Efange
Marketing Manager
Commonwealth Business Council
18 Pall Mall

T: +44 (0) 20 7024 8271
F: +44 (0) 20 7024 8201