Domestic Investment Forum

5th August 2021, 0800-1600 (GMT +2) Central African Time

Why you should attend

DIF is one event that could change your business path forever! It brings together a variety of public and private sector delegates to discuss opportunities in Malawi and identify areas for partnerships. Therefore by attending DIF:

  • You will learn of investment opportunities in Malawi and projects that are ready for partnership
  • You will learn more on the Cannabis Industry in Malawi and its untapped opportunities
  • You will learn of financing opportunities and how to access funding for your business
  • You will learn on how to prepare your projects in order to attract financing
  • You will have an opportunity to network with industry captains, government officials, Malawi diaspora who are interested to invest back home, financiers and many other project promoters
  • You will get to know the functions of Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) and how to access its services

Meet the Speakers

HE Dr L. M. Chakwera

President of the Republic of Malawi

Honorable Sosten Gwengwe

Minister of Trade

Mr Karl Chokotho

Board Chairmain - MITC

Mr Chauncy Mopho Jere

Executive Director & Country Director - Ikaros Africa

Mr Taziona Chaponda

Managing Director - MAIIC

Mr Gerald Somba

Managing Director - Export Development Fund

Rev David Gondwe

Managing Director - Urea Gold Fertilizers Ltd

Mr Bernard Mkandawire

Chief Commercial Officer - My Bucks

Mr James Chiumia

Business & Commercial Clients Relationship Manager- Standard Bank

Mr Chimwemwe Chijere

Business Development Manager - National Bank

Mr Ken Gunsalu

Representative - Nutricare Limited

Mrs Pilira Kafakamoyo

Acting Director of Investment Promotion & Facilitation - MITC

Mr Clement Phangaphanga

Director - Ministry of Industry

Dr Ketulo Salipira

Director General - Cannabis Regulatory Authority

Mr Nebert Nyirenda

Director - Invegrow

Ms Peggy J. Ngwira

Managing Director & Co-Founder - Mother's Choice

Mr Alexander Maluza

Business Development Manager - Malbro Investment Group

Domestic Investment Forum 2021

Virtual Forum, Lilongwe

Making Malawi a resilient, competitive and productive economy through Industrialization

Thursday, 5th August, 2021
Welcome Remarks by Board Chairman of the Malawi Investment & Trade Centre (MITC)
Remarks by Minister of Trade, Hon Sosten Gwengwe
Keynote address by His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera
Presentation by MITC
Discussion and Dialogue
Presentation by Ministry of Industry
Discussion & Dialogue
Cannabis Regulatory Authority
Discussion & Dialogue
Presentations on Financing Opportunities and Project Preparation
Discussion & Dialogue
Urea Gold Fertilizers Limited
Malbro Investment Group
NutriCare Limited
Mulanje Agro-Industrial Project
Discussion & Dialogue

Frequently Asked Questions

1. General Questions

Domestic Investment Forum serves as a platform for showcasing local investment opportunities as well as facilitating business linkages and access to markets for producers.
Domestic Investment Forum is unique because this is the first time that it is being held. This is going to give Domestic investors a platform to learn more about the available investment opportunities and linkages.
Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC).
MITC is a trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote exports from Malawi and productive investment into Malawi. MITC operates as a One-Stop Service Centre for business start-ups as mandated by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. The Centre provides specialized support to investors in all prioritized sectors for industrializing Malawi; and also promotes and facilitate export products and services of Malawi.

2. Questions about the platform

The forum is taking place virtually and can be accessed via our forum portal. Information on accessing the portal will be emailed to you directly. For access assistance please email You must be registered to access the event.
We recommend:
  • Completing your profile.
  • Reviewing the “attendee” section and requesting to connect with other attendees.
  • Taking some time to become familiar with the portal, and the “My Schedule” page, where you will access the sessions.
You may find a visual guide with tips on how to navigate the portal linked for you here.
We recommend you login the portal at least five minutes prior to the session to ensure you have enough time to navigate to your session.
If you do not close your browser windows or logout of the forum, you will not need to login again. Otherwise, you will need to login again.
Some employers prevent access to external conference platforms from corporate VPN accounts. You may find it easiest to use a personal device to access this event.
No. You may come and go as you please from forum sessions
We encourage attendees to turn their cameras on during sessions. There will be some instances when attendees will be visible to one another. Business casual attire is recommended.
  • Networking
  • Finding financiers
  • Finding business partners
  • Learning about business proposal writing
  • The diaspora
  • Government officials
  • The state presdent DR Lazarus MacCathy Chakwera
Please email and we’ll be delighted to assist you.