Over 200 local and international delegates are expected to participate in the forthcoming 3rd edition of the Africa Chief Executive Officerâ€™s Roundtable, which seeks to provide a platform for business leaders and government to deliberate on challenges that are affecting the countryâ€™s economy towards achieving a US$100 billion economy by 2030.
The countryâ€™s economy has been projected to grow steadily in the next 5 years with hopes high that this year the economy will register a double digit growth of 10% or above.
In an interview with ZBC news in Harare, organisers of the forthcoming CEOâ€™S Roundtable scheduled for Nyanga from the 17th to the 19th of this month, Mr Kenias Mafukidze said the countryâ€™s economy will grow by an estimated 15% per year for the next 20 years resulting in a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$100 billion.
â€œWe have worked out that with the growth of 15% in the next 20 years, the economy will obviously record a Gross Domestic Product of US$100 billion. To achieve this, we need to come up with strategies as business and government in transforming the economy through promoting one goal,â€Mr Mafukidze said.
The 2011 roundtable seeks to unpack the potential of the countryâ€™s economy and exhibit sectoral opportunities for local business people in the context of inevitable growth.
Various topics such as the policy framework to achieve sustained economic growth will come under the spotlight so as to realise the full potential of mineral resources and ways of attracting long term capital from local industries among others.
The countryâ€™s economy grew by 5,7% in 2009 while it is believed it grew by 9,3% last year.