The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) annual conference kicks-off this Wednesday in the resort town of Victoria Falls where representatives from government, business, civic and political society from the region and across the continent are expected to attend.

As the country charts through a new path in the new economic era, it is imperative that business and government meet in order to deliberate on issues that will improve the operating economic environment to grow the economy.

Leading captains of industry and policy makers are expected to attend the ZNCC conference.

“This year’s conference is going to look at the ways in which we can boost small businesses as well as ensuring that there are sufficient reforms to improve the Zimbabwe’s ranking on the ease of doing business index,” said Dr Divine Ndhlukula, ZNCC President.

The conference will also focus on the progress made towards the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (ACFTA) that was signed in Kigali, Rwanda earlier this year and the economic outlook post-elections.

A high-powered Japanese business delegation and representatives from the African Union are among the delegates from outside Zimbabwe set to grace this year’s conference.