Along with more than 1700 delegates from Namibia and across the globe, Meatco participated in the Invest in Namibia Conference 2016 that was held under the theme: “Promoting investment for industrialization and inclusive growth”.
As one of the largest meat processing and marketing businesses in the country, Meatco participated in the conference due to our interest in supplying local and international niche markets with premium quality products.
The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development recognised a number of projects including business plans and feasibility studies that involve a total investment potential of more than N$50 billion, which was promoted during the conference. The two-day conference highlighted Namibian products in an exhibition themed ‘Made in Namibia’ and attracted potential investors who were offered targeted projects in priority sectors. The conference also had a strong business-to-business pairing element. Of note were many networking opportunities and personal encounters with leaders including President Hage Geingob.
Meatco showcased a wide variety of its product range including the famed Eloolo and Longhorn corned beef, irresistible Nguni cattle hides from the tannery, sought-after beef products from MeatMa and of course our flagship product range, Natures Reserve, that encapsulates everything that is good about our product. Visitors focused their areas of interest on primary livestock (cattle) production, processing and international distribution.
Participants enjoyed perusing the Meatco Foundation’s annual report as many of them are not aware of Meatco’s corporate social invest arm, which is another prospective area of investment.
The conference hatched 11 investment commitments that include two signed investment agreements and one joint venture agreement. Furthermore, the respective ministers of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Agriculture and Water, Mines and Energy, Finance, as well as Environment and Tourism, had meetings with various business delegations to discuss potential projects, business prospects and policy matters.
The conference was billed as an important national event. As such, it was linked to Namibia’s development plans and future aspirations. Working together with the organisers, Meatco had a positive experience. Meatco cooperated with the Namibia Trade Forum, Namibia Investment Centre and relevant departments of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development prior toand during the event.
Meatco’s corned beef and Nature’s Reserve products displayed at the “Invest in Namibia Conference 2016”.
Senior Manager: Stakeholder Relations, Lapitomhinda Hashingola.
Meatco’s stand at the conference recently held in Windhoek.
Minister of Education Arts & Culture, Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa visited the Meatco stand during the Conference.
Minister of Finance, Hon. Calle Schlettwein having a chat with Senior Manager: Stakeholder Relations, Lapitomhinda Hashingola.