The Expo will be held for a six-month period from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
As part of the Expo, Botswana seeks to showcase its emerging industries in priority sectors, connecting them with projects and products from around the world to secure investment opportunities and joint venture partnerships. Team Botswana also intends to identify business opportunities.
The Botswana Investment Trade Center (BITC) has set up the Botswana pavilion in a way that demonstrates the country’s cultural and economic strengths to a global audience and presents Botswana as a premier investment destination.
On Thursday evening, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Mmusi Kgafela officially opened the Botswana pavilion, located in the Expo mobility district.
According to BITC’s director of corporate communications, Kutlo Moagi, the launch was expected to bring together investors from the diamond industry, Botswana and international media as well as stakeholders attending the Expo.
“BITC’s participation in the Expo was essential given the need to revive the economy following the impact of the pandemic,” she said.
In addition, Moagi said that Botswana, alongside 190 countries, is ready to showcase the best of the country and also take advantage of the business opportunities and partnerships that the Expo offers.
âExpo 2020 opened its doors to the world with an expectation of over 25 million visitors over the next six months,â she said.
The Expo has defined a number of âthematic areasâ which present opportunities for collaborative partnerships with Botswana in various sectors. These include, among others, opportunities in global food supply chains, collaboration through public-private partnerships, building industries in renewable energy and solar technology, empowering youth and women in innovative and knowledge-based economic activities, participation in travel and tourism, as well as maximizing the opportunities that exist in human-centered public spaces such as housing, smart cities and e-transport .