Katanga Business Meeting
Innovative solutions, B2B, networking and exhibition…
Founded in 2014, the Katanga Business Meeting is the multi-sector exhibition for the Haut-Katanga province and Copperbelt. As both an exhibition and a business platform, it presents more than 170 exhibitors spread over the 12 000 m2 of the Luano City site, in Lubumbashi. During this third edition, KBM 2018 proposes three days of conferences and workshops structured around the common theme ‘innovative solutions for the development of the DRC’.
To achieve its ambitious goal of ‘transforming words into actions, going beyond preconceived ideas and simplistic solutions’, KBM has invited a range of experts and key players to discuss three themes: industrial and mining development, sustainable development and commercial development.
Among the keynotes guests, M&B retained the names of Serge Muyej, Governor of Lualaba, Jean Claude Masangu, former Governor of the Central Bank, Parminder Vir, CEO of the Tony EluMelu Foundation, Didier Julienne, natural resources expert and strategist, Louis Watum, Ivanhoe CEO, Thierry Téne, green business and CSR expert and Ryad Mezzour, Moroccan EESC Chief of Staff.
On the industrial side, mining and industry, automotive and equipment, banking and finance, energy, IT and telecoms, transport, logistics, agriculture and services to individuals or professionals, are on the programme, with a focus on start-ups and the youth at the Pavillon des Entrepreneurs. For Costas Coursaris, organiser of the show, ‘Congolese entrepreneurship is the key to a sustainable economy & sustainable development’.
Lastly, to seduce the 4000 or so expected participants, new features have been added to the 2018 programme. These include Mining Thursday (opening), the Engine Demo area, the Speed Business Meeting area and the Hub Collaboration.