The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday 7th November hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka, to discuss the first ever independent study of the mining industry's contribution to the national and local economy of Zambia.
Dubbed the culmination of a week-long celebration of Zambian manufacturing, the 3rd Prestigious Annual Manufacturers Gala was held on the 1st of November 2013 at Radisson Blu Hotel, and saw various Manufacturers awarded for their outstanding performance over the course of the year.
The Manufacturers’ Show marked the introduction of yet another innovation to the week-long celebration of Zambian Manufacturing by introducing a quiz and debate style show highlighting the sectors contribution to economic growth.
Socially responsible behavior is the hallmark of thriving socially conscious economic sectors the world over. As the manufacturing sector continues to expand, it will endeavor to give back to the community in which it operates amongst others and promote the societal wellbeing of Zambian citizens.
Efforts to build on the early successes of the Local Content Initiative launched in July 2012 as a collaborative, public private initiative culminated in a networking event dubbed the “The Local Content Seminar and Showcase” held at Moba Hotel, Kitwe on 29th October 2013.
Monday 28th October 2013, marked the formalization of a long awaited public-private partnership between Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) and the National Technology and Business Centre (NTBC).