Zimbabwe will be hosting the African Marketing Confederation (AMC) for their Inaugural Marketing Conference this year. Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) will be hosting the delegates of the AMC.  The main aim of this conference is for marketers to exchange ideas and explore various business opportunities.

The African Marketers Confederation (AMC) is the ground-breaking pan-African body of marketing professionals spearheading the ongoing development of the highest possible standards of marketing across Africa. Founded in 2011, the AMC is a collaboration between various national marketing bodies and associations to exchange expertise and information, as well as to promote the marketing profession as a whole.

The AMC Marketing Conference will take place from the 19th – 22nd of October 2022 at Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, under the theme: The Astute Marketer: Reshaping the Future of Business in Africa and is meant to provide a platform for professional development, exchange ideas and networking for various marketing professionals across Africa. The conference is expected to have over 500 delegates, with the bulk attending physically, whilst others will participate virtually, with the organising committee working behind the scenes to prepare for this event.

The Executive Secretary of MAZ Mr Gillian Rusike who addressed media personnel at the Marketing Hub is confident that this continental gathering will market brand Zimbabwe.

 He said this gathering is an important development in the history of Zimbabwe and he encouraged all stakeholders to ensure their marketing personnel are part of this conference.

“We are looking forward to this inaugural event, we believe it is going to put marketing as a profession on the map. We also want to invite members of the fourth Estate herein gathered, to take advantage of such platforms to showcase the beauty and capabilities of Zimbabwe, clearly demonstrating the mantra that, indeed Zimbabwe is open for Business,” he said.

The Honourable Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and MAZ Patron, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa who was represented by Director Media Services in the Ministry Mr George Chisoko, challenged all citizens to promote brand Zimbabwe.  

He encouraged all corporate and governmental departments to support the initiative.

“Let us all come and participate at the Inaugural Marketing Conference and share knowledge and expertise,” added Mr Chisoko

Mr Godfrey Koti who was representing the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority was very pleased with this prestigious event and as ZTA they are happy to be a part of this event.

“We expect more of such initiatives to keep coming for us to be able to bring the region together,” he said

For more information on the AMC conference you can send an email on events@mazim.co.zw/ or call Monica on 0784625812