The theme of this year’s investment conference and expo are “Arandis Finding Financial Solutions for Sustainable Development Initiatives”.
Speaking during a breakfast meeting held with various stakeholders here on Wednesday, Muhuura explained that the main aim of the meeting was to give key partners an overview of the business options the town has to offer.
He added that the upcoming conference creates a platform for Arandis to establish the annual event on the national events’ calendar.
“Arandis needs to become known for its investment conference, like Ongwediva is known for the Ongwediva Trade Fair and Lüderitz for the crayfish festival.
The last conference during 2011 managed to put Arandis on the national map, and created awareness for investors to tap from the wealth of business opportunities offered,” Muhuura enthused.
The mayor said three key Gross Domestic Product (GDP) areas will be focused on during the event.
“Area one includes the mineral aspect, as our region is blessed with mineral resources. The second area includes the mining aspect due to the uranium rush, and the third area is the energy aspect as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is experiencing a shortage of energy to supply to the mining sector,” he stated.
The conference will focus on the investment potential that Arandis holds due to its strategic geographical location and the potential for the town’s growth in industrialisation, education and mining tourism, particularly in serving the mining industry in the Erongo Region.
The two-day Arandis Investment Conference will be held on 25 and 26 April 2013, and will run concurrently with the three-day Mineral, Mining and Energy Expo aimed at showcasing the region’s competitive advantage.