The CEO Africa Roundtable (CEOART) – a high level platform for corporate chief executive officers and senior executives, in both private and public sectors, will host a business breakfast on the 27th of January to set rolling the economic trajectory for the year, 263Chat Business has learnt.
The economy, despite having gradually improved since reopening from the COVID-19 restrictions last year, still presents a complex, uncertain, ambiguous and volatile business environment.
The emergence of the pandemic has created a greater need for dialogue and adoption of new strategies for the adaptation of business in the new normal.
“On a refreshing note, I am thrilled to announce that CEOART has exciting programs in store for our esteemed stakeholders. The year 2022 will begin with a CEOs Business Breakfast on the 27th of January at Cresta Lodge, Msasa under the theme “2022 Market Focus: Gaining the Edge Through Strategic Insights,” said CEOART chief executive officer, Kipson Gundani.
Zimbabwe’s economy is facing a myriad of challenges including exchange rate pressures, inflation, and low investment, stringent and costly business policies among others.
The World Economic Outlook Update indicate that the global economy will grow 4.9% in 2022, while Zimbabwe’s finance ministry is optimistic that the country’s economy will grow by 5.5% in 2022 underpinned by higher output in mining, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, accommodation, and tourism.
However, achieving targets will be underpinned by coherent policy formulation that speaks to the challenges affecting business operations across all sectors.
The platform has hence played a critical role in economy-centered rational necessary deliberations by rolling out various programs including participating in global forums such as the Global Business Forum for Africa and Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit.
“The CEO Africa Roundtable remains concerned that the Macro environment continues to be complex, uncertain, ambiguous and volatile. We continue to champion efforts to engage research-based advocacy, engendering a no holds barred narrative and discourse in 2022 and beyond,” said CEOART board chairman, Oswell Binha.
CEOART said it will introduce new programs such as Business After Hours to promote a positive trading climate and networking among CEOART members and stakeholders.