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Mozambique is ready for business! On the 18th of May, NABC, in partnership with the Mozambican Embassy to the Benelux, the Mozambican Confederation of Chambers of Commerce (CTA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will welcome HE President Felipe Jacinto Nyusi at the Mozambique Business Forum in The Hague, starting at 13:30. Please join our Forum and meet the 25+ Private Sector representatives and senior Government Officials accompanying President Nyusi to the Netherlands. The focus will be on Agribusiness, Energy, Maritime, Logistics and Construction and Services Sectors. Be ready for in-depth insights about doing business in these sectors in Mozambique, networking and meeting the President!

Registration is free of charge for NABC members and Euro 75 for non-members. 



MC: Irene Visser, Managing Director, NABC
Part 1: Opening Ceremony and Sector Sessions.



13:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:05

Welcome and Introduction of the program

Ms. Irene Visser, Managing Director of NABC

14:05 -14:15


Speech by HE  Ragendra Berta de Sousa, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of the  Republic of Mozambique

14:15 – 14:45

Doing Business in Mozambique

  • Investment and Regulatory Framework, by Lourenço Sambo, General Director, Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre (CPI)
  • Current challenges and opportunities for Private Sector, by Eduardo Sengo, Deputy Director, Mozambique Confederation Chambers of Commerce  (CTA)

14:45 – 15:15

Financial Sector in Mozambique

Hosted by Paulo de Sousa, CEO, BCI Moçambique. Panel with a.o. Mozambican Financial Institutes BNI and Bancabc

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break and networking


15:45 – 16:15

Parallel sessions:

Room A: Agribusiness. Room B: Logistics and Transport.


Moderator: Rik Overmars, Manager Market Development Agribusiness SNV and Former Country Director SNV Mozambique

Agribusiness opportunities in de Vale do Zambezi (Central/Northern Mozambique). By Reinaldo Mendiate, Zambezi Development Authority

Cassava Processing in Mozambique. The story of DADTCO,  by Hubert van Melick, Managing Director.

Logistics and Transport:


Moderator: Mr Chivambo Mamadhussen, Grupo Videre and CTA

Overview of Logistics and Transport challenges and opportunities in Mozambique, by Ministry of Transport and Communication, Mr Ambrósio Sitoe

Deanne de Vries, senior Vice President Africa of Agility.  Sharing of Transport and Logistics experiences

Ellen van Dam, Deputy Director Cornelder. Logistics in Mozambique, the Beira Corridor

16:15 – 17:30

Energy Session: Local content opportunities and challenges in the Mozambican gas industry

Moderator: Ivo Weiler, Sr Mng Market Development Eastern and Southern Africa, Heerema Marine Contractors.

Overview of sector opportunities, by Omar Mithá, CEO ENH, Mozambique State Company for Oil and Gas

SHELL: insights about their operations in Mozambique and their local content policies

Heerema Marine Contractors and Van Oord: insights and experiences in the Offshore Sector in Mozambique

17:30 – 18:00

Refreshments and Networking

Part 2: Official Address Business Forum Mozambique – Netherlands

18:00: Arrival of His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique



18:00 – 18:05

Welcome by Irene Visser, MD NABC and report back on Sector Sessions by Rogerio Manuel, Presidente CTA.


Speech by DG Political Affairs André Haspels, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

18:10 – 18:15

Deputy Minister Of Industry and Commerce Ragendra de Sousa of Mozambique introduces His Excellency President Nyusi  

18:15 – 18:30

Official address Mozambique Business Forum by H. E. President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi

18:30 -18:45

Q&A by Sector Experts to H.E President Nyusi


Closure Business Forum by H.E. President Nyusi

18:45 – 20:00 

Networking cocktail


End of the Mozambique Business Forum


Event details

Mozambique Business Forum
From May 18, 2017
Till May 18, 2017
NABC events
Business Seminar & Matchmaking
The Hague, Netherlands