The Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) will host its popular event the HATAB Annual Conference at Maun Lodge on the 21st -22nd April 2016.
The conference seeks to provide a platform for dialogue amongst the public and private sector including leadership to engage and share information on tourism development and challenges. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Tourism; Mapping the way forward. The Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Hon, Eric Molale is our keynote speaker.
The event will be graced by sector leaders, captains of the industry, and members of the diplomatic corps, Government officials and Co-operating partners.
Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE)
What's the link between a small company producing leather bags, an entrepreneur transforming local fruit like marula into a high value fruit juice, a young entrepreneur developing her own fashion line of clothes, a small business producing plastic bottles for table water, all in Botswana, and a chain of four star hotels in Mozambique? These are just a few examples of innovative projects assisted by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) through the European Development Fund.
In Botswana, the companies are upgraded through the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), a Government of Botswana initiative supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the European Union, the Centre of the Development of Enterprise and the Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower. PSDP Botswana is increasing the capacity of 100 SMEs in the sectors of manufacturing, agro industry, tourism, ICT and public works to deliver competitive products and services as well as guiding them to access finance and larger markets. In Mozambique, CDE partnered with the National Institute for Tourism Authority (INATUR) to develop the grading system for the hospitality sector.
All these enterprises have also one element in common: they are managed by a new generation of entrepreneurs that have a vision to upgrading their businesses through the development of innovative products and services in order to penetrate local, regional and international markets.
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