ITC head to visit Benin and Zimbabwe (en) (en)

11 August 2014
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Arancha González to attend LDC ministerial conference in Cotonou and open business centre in Harare

The Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Arancha González will visit Benin and Zimbabwe from 28 July to 1 August 2014.

During her three- day visit to Cotonou, Benin, from 27 July, Ms. González will attend the Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and speak to the role of SMEs in spurring growth and job creation in LDCs. On Tuesday 29 July, ITC, UNDP and New Zealand will host a side event on ‘Leveraging LDC agricultural potential through productive partnerships: new business models in science, innovation and market access’.

The Executive Director is scheduled to hold talks with Benin government officials and with Benin business organisations.

Ms González will be in Harare, Zimbabwe on 31 July for a two-day visit during which she will inaugurate the Zimbabwe-European Business Information Centre. The centre, which is established as part of the European Union-funded Trade and Private Sector Development Programme (TPSDP), will play a central role in providing trade and market intelligence to the Zimbabwe business community.