The objectives of the investment conference, organized by PROWEB under the theme “Come with me, It is Time” were to enable networking and the creation of business linkages and investment opportunities targeted at women occupying management positions and/or running or owning medium to large scale businesses between Zimbabwean and South African women. The outcomes of the investment conference were to be:
1. The creation of a platform for the brokering of deals.
2. Improved dialogue between two business associations that would make contributions to both country’s economies.
3. Women actively participating in the forefront, influencing economic policy and doing business.
4. Active empowerment of women in business by women in business.
The South African delegation comprised of 40 businesswomen who are members of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa. The head of delegation was Dr Thandi Ndhlovu. The group comprised representation from various sectors including banking, investments, entertainment, mining, construction, Information Technology, project management, health, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and energy.