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Event Profile

Luapula Expo & Investment Conference

LUAPULA EXPO & INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2017 is a business tour, expo and conference set to unlock the numerous investment opportunities found within the great province. Activities during the event create a highly interactive platform where a high calibre of investors and business professionals can meet, network, conduct business and share best practices.

The event takes place on 26th – 31st July 2017 in Luapula Province where H.E Edgar C Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia will officially open the event. The event is about Luapula’s huge economic potential, drawing to the province local and international investors and businesses to gain a 3-dimensional appreciation and explore the untapped business potential in Luapula. Investors identified and invited are those that have shown interest in the priority the sectors; tourism, mining and agriculture.

Luapula Fact File

Luapula province is one of Zambia’s ten provinces, located in the north of the country. The provincial capital is Mansa. Luapula Province was named after the Luapula River.

The province has a surface area of approximately 50.566 (km)^2 which falls roughly between 8^0 and (12)^0 (24)^’ South latitude and (28)^(0 ) (30)^0 East longitude. The province has about 1 million people with an annual growth rate of 2.8 percent [CSO 2010].

The province is subdivided into eleven (11) administrative districts namely: Milenge, Chipili, Chembe, Samfya, Mansa, Mwense, Kawambwa, Nchelenge, Mwansabombwe, Lunga and Chienge. Mansa stands as the provincial headquarters. 

With the exception of Milenge, Chipili, and Chienge Districts, all other districts are linked by tarred roads. Lunga District in the wetlands is accessed by boats. The province enjoys the benefits of a good communication network as most of the districts are serviced by all the three mobile network providers.

Luapula province is a haven of investment opportunities and has great potential for Agriculture, Rubber production, Tourism, Mining, Forestry, Hydro-Power & Aquaculture.

The province has good arable land, good rainfall patterns, abundant water resources and wetlands. It has 8 waterfalls, amongst them Lumangwe which is the second largest waterfalls in Zambia after Victoria Falls. 

Luapula also has enormous reserves of copper ore deposits and several other mineral deposits. Other metals found in the province include manganese, iron, silver, gold and precious stones like emeralds.

Event & Visitor Profile

During the exhibition and conference participants will network with industry professionals in the 7 key investment areas as well as government officials, gain
take-home knowledge and skills from the free- to-attend technical seminars, and make an informed decision on investments in Luapula. Luapula Expo & Investment Conference is a Business 2 Business event which will gather the following select groups:

  • Local Investors
  • International Investors
  • Banks & Financial Services
  • Agriculture Suppliers & Businesses
  • Mining Companies
  • GRZ officials
  • Energy Suppliers
  • Local & International Business
  • ICT providers
  • Trade Associations
  • Zambian Corporate Sector
  • Local & International Delegates
  • Local & International Buyers
  • Diplomatic Community
  • Luapula Business Community & General Public
  • GRZ Investment Advisory