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15th National Business Conference slated for Sep 9-11

15th National Business Conference slated for Sep 9-11
June 20
06:27 2018



The 15th edition of the National Business Conference (NBC) will be held in Francistown on the 9th-11th September. The event, organized by Business Botswana, will be host to the business community, investors, policy makers who will be expected to discuss reforms to make Botswana to become internationally competitive.


The conference will be opened by President Mokgweetsi Masisi under the theme, ‘Break through to a High-Income Botswana: – the Role of the Private Sector in Charting the Path’. The theme seeks to identify economic paths to propel Botswana from an upper middle income to a high income economy.


Therefore, the NBC will ponder over the following Vision 2036 questions, namely;

  • Do we as a country continue to rely on diamonds as the mainstay of our economy, or do we make concerted, serious strides towards diversification?
  • Do we continue to generate our income from the consumption of our mineral good fortune, or do we focus on being competitive, productive and efficient?
  • Do we adopt insular and inward-looking strategies or do we open up our country to investors and visitors, in the process creating a vibrant economy and society integrated into the global economy?
  • Do we continue with policies that keep Batswana dependent on the state, or do we foster independence, self-reliance and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of our people, with the role of government being transformed from control to facilitation?


The Conference will also feature an interactive session with the President entitled ‘A Conversation with the President’ to allow delegates to appreciate his thoughts on promoting private sector development.

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