Tanzanian Economic Development Summit - Save the Dates: March 10-14, 2025 | Hyatt Regency, Dar Es Salaam

An executive-led summit bringing together key government and business leaders from the U.S. and Tanzania.

The summit will provide opportunities to engage and develop relationships with Tanzania businesses and government executives, learn more about Tanzania government priorities, and present U.S. company products and solutions that can help the Tanzania government achieve its economic goals.

The summit will focus on the following priority sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Travel & Tourism
Dar es Salaam map abstract

INFORMATION SESSION WEBINARS

Join an information webinar to learn more about the upcoming Tanzanian Economic Development Summit and how you can participate or be a supporter.

  • February 15, 2024 | 9:00am-10:30am (NC and KY)
  • February 20, 2024 | 10:00am-11:30am (VA and WV)
  • March 20, 2024 | 9:00am-10:30am (MD and DC)
  • March 22, 2024 | 9:00am-10:30am (Nationwide)

ABOUT TANZANIA

Tanzania is a member of the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which provide access to a market of 500 million people and a potential market of 1.3 billion people. As of 2023, Tanzania is covered by the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), which grants Tanzanian goods duty-free access to the U.S. market.

Tanzania is a country of amazing promise and opportunity. Key factors include:

  • A growing population of 60 million people
  • It has one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa (GDP of $62.4 billion)
  • Its economy is poised for more growth
  • The country enjoys low inflation, a stable labor force, and strong economic performance
  • As a portal country, Tanzania coordinates consolidated purchasing for eight surrounding countries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique)
  • May 2023, Moody’s Investors Service assigned Tanzania B2 Positive rating
  • June 2023, Fitch Ratings assigned Tanzania B Positive with a stable outlook

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1 - Travel to Tanzania

    The official travel agent will assist participants with flight and hotel arrangements. We will provide an official airline recommendation that includes a nominal discount. Participants will be greeted by official event representatives upon arrival and shuttled to the hotel. This process will aid in the coordination of travel and simplify activities.

  • Day 2 – Tanzania Focused

    The day will include topics such as:

    • Doing Business in Tanzania
    • Legalities of Doing Business in Tanzania
    • Cultural Awareness of Tanzania
    • Logistics of Shipping to Tanzania
    • Matchmaking

    Various stakeholder participants will lead the sessions.

  • Day 3 – U.S. Focused

    The day will include topics such as:

    • What is Gold Key and How Do I Become Eligible
    • What resources are available? (financing, data, intelligence, connections, grants, etc.)
    • Patent & Trademark Ready
    • Legalities of Doing International Business (tariffs, etc.)

    Various stakeholder participants will lead the sessions.

  • Day 4 – Cultural/Arts Experience

    The day will be designed to experience the culture and arts of the country. Specific details are to be determined. Excellent Guides Tours and Safaris will assist and coordinate activities.

  • Day 5 - Travel back to the U.S.

    Participants will fly back to the original rendezvous city. Once at the rendezvous city all participants will travel back to their city of origin.

GOALS

We work within economic development ecosystems to open the doors to equity, inclusion, and fair economic opportunity. Where the system needs to change, we help make that change happen. From HBCU student entrepreneurs to established minority-led business entities, our DEI goals include:

  • Building diverse leadership, which in minority economic development means ownership and mutual stewardship.
  • Supporting personal and professional growth, peer-to-peer mentorship, business sector networking, and responsible wealth-building.
  • Strengthening MWBEs and community-builders, offering the tools needed to be competitive and the knowledge necessary to be powerful.
  • Eliminating barriers to asset-building capital embedded in the financial system since its beginnings.
  • Assisting corporate and public entities in adopting more equitable policies and procurement best practices for supplier inclusion, staff and board diversity, and public engagement.