Newsletter – AUGUST 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Zuweina Farah as AmCham’s new executive director. Zuweina brings an entrepreneurial background in IT consulting and business management to the ED position, and she has already hit the ground running in the first few weeks on the job. Some of you had the chance to meet her at last month’s networking event, and I hope many more of you will meet her soon.

Feel free to reach out to her with questions about membership, upcoming events, or ways that AmCham can be helpful to your business. She can be reached at zuweina@amcham-tz.com.

AmCham recognizes that this is currently a challenging business environment for many companies in Tanzania. As a result, we are working on new initiatives and approaches to help businesses respond to rapid changes. Stay tuned for more information about those initiatives in the coming months. In the meantime, please let me know how we can be helpful to you and your company. I always appreciate your feedback.

Regards,

Dan Holodnik

Managing Partner, AMETAN Contractor

 

Download your PDF copy here: AMCHAM AUG NEWSLETTER.FNL.

Tanzania Energy Briefing by Clyde & Co.

Highlighted in this briefing are the three new bill supplements related to natural wealth and resources. 

These bills were passed under a certificate of urgency allowing for a shorter time frame in which to be debated and concluded. They were passed on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2017.

This briefing provides a summary of the changes and analysis of their practical impact.

Clyde & Co. further provides an analysis of the legislation in context of the existing Bilateral Investment Treaties to which Tanzania is a signatory.

Download the full copy here: Tanzania Energy Briefing

Famous Sundowner @ Karmbezi Café

Join us for AmCham Famous Sundowner at Karambezi Café on Thursday 23rd February.

Meet AmCham newly elected Board, connect with new partners and enjoy drinks by the wonderful deck area of Karambezi Café.
When: Thursday, 23rd February
Time: 17h30-19h30
Where: Karambezi Café, deck area (1st floor)
Members: Free
Non-Members: 40.000 TZS

Reserve your ticket today!

AmCham-TZ

Karibu 2016!

Karibu AMCHAM 2016!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and ACHAM team, Happy New Year and warm wishes for 2016! Under President Magafuli’s leadership, the business and investment climate is expected to be phenomenal. We are excited to serve as a resource as embark on a productive and engaging year.

AMCHAM closed out 2015 by welcoming dynamic new members to our Board, Mr. Amit Patel of Formula 10 Group and Mr. Dan Holodnik of Ametan Contractors. Thank you to Ms.  Clementine James and Ms. Lucy Minde for their two years of service on the Board. We also bid good bye to Mr. Richard Miles and thank him for his strong leadership as Executive Director. Moving forward, AMCHAM’s executive functions will be carried out by Bernadette Mende as the General Manager. I look forward to introducing the new members and Bernadette at our first event of the year. Highlights of the last year included meeting President Magafuli during his private sector forum, hosting U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and holding a breakfast briefing with the Minister for Economic Empowerment and the Executive Secretary of the Planning Commission in the President’s office to discuss Tanzania five year plan.

As a key partner of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, AMCHAM was also invited to comment on the second draft of the National Private Sector Development Policy. Lastly, we held events on Mobile Finance and training for job seekers and donated nearly $50,000 to wildlife conservation through our annual Thanksgiving celebration. At year end, we had doubled our membership and closed on solid financial footing.

During round table discussions at the Annual General Meeting in December, we heard your feedback on membership services and engagement, policy advocacy, events and development. This shaped our goals and objectives for 2016 firmed up during  the Board Strategy meeting in January and we will always welcome your input as the year progresses.

Looking forward to a great 2016 with your continued interest and support.

Hope to see you soon.

Laura Kelley President

AMCHAM Tanzania

 

Our upcoming events…

Don’t miss  our next Famous Sundowner!

Join us for the Fugo Coffee Experience.

Discover and enjoy varieties of Fugo Coffee in a nice atmosphere with great business partners.

Don’t miss this tasty experience.

Buy your ticket here!

 

Policy Update

If you missed our Panel Discussion please don’t hesitate to consult the presentation from the Association of Tanzania Employers:
Employment of Non Citizens in TZ- ATE

AMCHAM Tanzania held a meaningful and interesting Panel Discussion on Immigration for Investors on the 3rd of March. During that evening, participants had the opportunity to find answers to their questions on the current state of play on immigration issues in Tanzania.

AMCHAM sincerely thanks its two engaged panelists, Mr. Fayaz Bhojani, Managing Partner for FB Attorneys and Suzanne Ndomba-Doran, Legal Service Manager for the Association of Tanzania Employers.

 

Thank you!

 

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An inspiring and concrete panel discussion

The second edition of Daraja took place on Saturday 18 June at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre: a moment of exchange towards sustainable entrepreneurship in Tanzania.

#Daraja 2016: refreshing, eclectic and powerful.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Tanzania held its yearly seminar on Youth Employment on Saturday 18 June. In partnership with Bank M, the initiative gathered entrepreneurs from various sectors and an audience of young (future) entrepreneur eager to learn more on the topic.

The panel discussion was moderated by Maria Sarungi and gave a great overview of the entrepreneurship in Tanzania today.

AmCham-TZ has been proud to initiate this initiative, our business organization is thankful that Bank M supported for the second year such a great and fundamental issue to consider as a priority.

Daraja 2016 has been developed with a new generation of entrepreneurs, expanding businesses in different (and essential) sectors such as : new technologies; food & beverage distribution, communication, training and management or eco-friendly consumerism.

We were pleased to see so many exchanges and we believe you got the accurate indications to develop further your projects.

Daraja 2016 has been a real success, thanks to each of you: you made it happen.
AmCham-TZ

 

The Business Environement In Tanzania

 

Dr.Meru Permanent Secretary for Industry, Trade and Investment
Dr.Meru Permanent Secretary for Industry, Trade and Investment

AmCham Tanzania was delighted to welcome you during its recent Executive Breakfast Meeting on the Business Environment in Tanzania. This exceptional meeting has been enhanced by the presence and expertise of: Hon. Dr. Adelhelm Meru-Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Mr. Rishit Shah-Tax Partner, PricewtaerhouseCoopers (PwC) Mr. Godfrey Simbeye-Executive Director, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation During the meeting participants received relevant information from engaged and communicating stakeholders. We were pleased to facilitate a productive exchange among key pillars of the business environment in Tanzania. We are looking forward to continuing the discussion on the new policy landscape with AmCham members, AmCham partners and Government representatives.

 

Networking Event @ Elements

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Our monthly networking event was a great success and seeing so many of you was a real pleasure. We sincerely thank Elements Bar-Lounge for its great support.

We are now preparing Daraja 2.0, our CSR initiative on youth and employment in Tanzania. This year our event will be focused on Entrepreneurship in Tanzania, an engaging and stimulating topic.

There are many ways to support our event and to be part of its success. Contact us to discuss your participation, Bernadette@amcham-tz.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

AmCham-TZ

Panel discussion on Immigration Issues

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AMCHAM Tanzania held a meaningful and interesting Panel Discussion on Immigration for Investors on the 3rd of March. During that evening, participants had the opportunity to find answers to their questions on the current state of play on immigration issues in Tanzania.

AMCHAM sincerely thanks its  panelists, Mr. Fayaz Bhojani, Managing Partner for FB Attorneys and Suzanne Ndomba-Doran, Legal Service Manager for the Association of Tanzania Employers.