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Business Delegation

September 18, 2013 @ 12:30 am - September 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm


Mozambique is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Macro economical stability and the discovery of large amounts of natural resources like coal and gas make the country a hotspot for foreign investments. The last 2 years have seen a sharp rise of Swiss FDI and many Swiss companies are entering the Mozambican market.

The Swiss Mozambican Business Network and the Embassy of Switzerland in Maputo are organizing a business trip for investors and business representatives interested in exploring investment opportunities and get a better understanding of the local market.

The two day event will provide the opportunity to get firsthand insights from key players in the private sector, experts on investment policies and regulations as well as official representatives of the Mozambican government. The sessions will offer the participants a thorough overview of the economic and investment landscape of the fast rising Mozambican economy, providing valuable networking opportunities and discussions. Three key topics will be comprehensibly analyzed:

  • How to do business in Mozambique
  • The energy sector in Mozambique: from hydrocarbons to electricity
  • Experiences of leading companies and investors

The event is targeted to Swiss companies in general and in particular to those established in South Africa and Portuguese speaking countries. Please note there is a limited availability of 15 participants.

Interested companies need to register by 20 August.


A fee of 300 USD will cover local transportation, meals and conference venue.

Participants should make their own travel arrangements to Maputo and cover their accommodation.

A limited number of rooms are available for the participants at a special rate at Hotel Cardoso**** (single room from 170 USD to 200 USD, booking reference: Swiss Business Delegation).

The conference will start at noon on Wednesday 18 to allow arrival the same morning. The closing event is foreseen to end at 14hours on Thursday 19 for eventual departure the same day.

For inquiries and registration, please contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Maputo:
Tel. +258 21 36 05 00 and + 41 31 322 18 66 ; E-mail:
Mr. Niculin Jäger, Deputy Head of Mission

Draft program

Business trip to Mozambique 18-19 of September 2013

  • Learn more about investment opportunities and regulations
  • Familiarize with the market and business
  • Share experiences with leading companies
  • Meet officials and business representatives

Wednesday, 18 of September 2013

Morning: arrival of the participants

08:40 → 09:40 JNB-MPM LAM 312
09:00 → 10:05 JNB-MPM British Airways 6255
09:45 → 10:50 JNB-MPM South African 142

Check-in at Hotel Cardoso**** in Maputo or according to your preference

12.30: Welcome and buffet lunch at Hotel Cardoso
Presentation of the program

Session 1: How to do business in Mozambique

Moderator: Adrian Frey, Club of Mozambique

Investment opportunities in Mozambique:
Overview by the Center for the promotion of investments CPI

Business and investments: legal aspects
Pedro Couto, Partner of Couto, Graça e Associados

Gains, taxes and financial regulations
João Martinez, PWC

Break and transfer

Session 2: The energy sector in Mozambique: from hydrocarbons to electricity

Natural resources: Gas and its perspectives

Transfer to Hotel

Reception at the Embassy of Switzerland
Networking with the speakers, the Swiss Business community and officials

Thursday, 19 of September 2013

Continuation of Session 2, Energy sector

Moderator: Paulo David, Country Manager ABB Mozambique

ENH, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos

EDM, Electricidade de Moçambique


Session 3: Experiences of leading companies

Moderator: Stephan Kolb, Director of Operations, SGS-MCNET

Diogo Vitoria, Director Nestlé Mozambique

Bytes & Pieces: IT provider (tbc)

John Elliot, Managing Director Hotel Cardoso

Final discussion with member companies of the Swiss Mozambican Business Network

End of event

Afternoon: departure of the participants

15:55 → 17:05 MPM-JNB South African 145
17:30 → 18:30 MPM-JNB LAM 315


September 18, 2013 @ 12:30 am
September 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm


Swiss Embassy Maputo
Av. Ahmed Sekou Touré 637
Maputo, Mozambique


Swiss Embassy Maputo