Zambia-Netherlands Business Forum 2024

The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Brussels have united to present the Zambia-Netherlands Business Forum, taking place on the 28th of May 2024 in The Hague.

28th of May 2024
The Hague, Netherlands
Start at:13:00
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  • Over the last decade, Zambia has undergone a remarkable economic transformation, displaying robust growth, improved prosperity, and enhanced market access for both local and foreign investments. With a stable macroeconomic environment and a commitment to sound economic policies, Zambia has become a favourable destination for business, resulting in a substantial reduction in the cost of doing business. 

    In a collaborative effort, The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Brussels have united to present the Zambia-Netherlands Business Forum, taking place on the 28th of May 2024 in The Hague. The Business Forum will explore diverse business and investment opportunities within the key sectors of agriculture, energy, waste management, and transport. 

    Express your interest by registering today! 

    Kindly be aware that, owing to restricted capacity, your registration does not guarantee automatic admission to the Forum and is subject to review. Following your registration, we kindly request that you allow us a grace period of 5 working days to respond to you. 

  • The tentative programme will be shared shortly.

  • Interesting facts about the focus sectors: 

    Agriculture: 

    • Zambia boasts 752,000 square kilometers of land, with 58 percent being arable. However, only 15 percent of this land is currently under cultivation, presenting significant development opportunities. 
    • It has abundant water resources for irrigation accounting for 40 percent of the water resource in the SADC region. Given its vast resource endowment, Zambia has huge potential to expand its agricultural production. 
    • Livestock breeding centers and aquaculture development fall under the spearheads of the Zambian Government.  
    • New farming blocks have been established to attract local and international investors, emphasising the government’s recognition of the need to diversify into agro-processing.  

    Energy: 

    • The demand for electricity in Zambia has grown steadily, providing investment opportunities in electricity generation, particularly in the off-grid market and renewable energies. 
    •  There are notable low-hanging fruits in the development of Zambia’s electricity mix. While Zambia has the potential to generate 2,300 MW of solar and 3,000 MW of wind, only 76 MW of solar has been installed, and no wind power to date. 

    Waste Management: 

    • Zambia sees potential in the circular economy, offering opportunities to eliminate waste and pollution while contributing to economic growth, job creation, and green initiatives. 
    • Investment opportunities arise in waste separation and collection, waste-to-energy initiatives, centralised organic fertilizer production, and animal feed production. 

    Transport: 

    • Positioned in the heart of the South African region, Zambia heavily relies on its transport network for exports and imports. 
    • Opportunities abound in the transportation sector, including railways, roads, bridges, aerodromes, airports, inland waterways, and maritime infrastructure. 
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