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At a time when tourism is at the centre of government priorities as an alternative source of economic diversification, the city of Maputo will host its first Jazz & Golf Summit on 12 and 13 October.
The Jazz & Golf business summit aims to attract business people and investors with strong interests in the national tourism industry to Mozambique, and forms part of the Maputo International Tourism Fair, also taking place in the Mozambican capital in October.
A classic combination of business and leisure with a distinct network of high financial capacity entrepreneurs , the event is organised by the Mozambique Progressive Business Forum, an economic platform for business opportunity sharing and investment facilitation, in partnership with the National Institute of Tourism.
The initiative arises from a perceived need to strengthen the Mozambican internal market, share business opportunities and stimulate national and foreign investment in the tourism sector.
The Jazz & Golf Summit is the first economic summit of its type to be held in Africa, bringing together delegates from South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Angola, Portugal, China and the United States of America, among other countries, alongside politicians, entrepreneurs, bankers, tour operators, jazz musicians, golfers and other interested parties.
Golf is a strategic way of attracting investments, and often the occasion for high income segment business meetings. Golf has proven economic potential, being worth more than US$60 billion a year worldwide.
Jazz similarly generates high turnover from festivals and sales, and represents a significant source of business and job opportunities.Source: O País