WEDF 2018’ opened up investment and expansion opportunities for Zafree!

World Export Development Forum 2018(WEDF18) has been hosted by international trade center at Lusaka, Zambia from September 10 -13. International trade center is the only development agency that is dedicated to supporting the internalization of small and medium sized enterprises. (SME’S)

This means that the agency enables SMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment, thus raising incomes and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities. Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

The world export development forum was the ideal platform to discuss on strategies and polices, brought together buyers and sellers, and provided investment opportunities for SME with investors and green financers.

Our founder and CEO Bethelhem Dejene, represented Zafree Papers. In this forum, we found the opportunity to promote and share the value of Zafree papers.

In the world export development forum, most of the participants found overall partnership opportunities and commercial partners. Emerging entrepreneurs and startups in a pitch completion all attracted new business deals. Several went on to win other international media visibility.

As one of the participants, Zafree was also exposed to different commercial partnerships, investment opportunities and project expansion opportunities in Zambia and other African countries. 

Thanks to ITC Zafree is going Pan-African. We are currently working on Expansion to Zambia with different potential partners that offered investment, working land and sustainable supply of raw material (agro-waste). 

We are also working with GreenTec Capital Partners for further investments in Zafree. GreenTec Capital Partners invests in African start-ups and SMEs with a focus on combining social and environmental impact with financial success. 

WEDF 2018, has opened up many opportunities for Zafree Papers to go global do business across boarder scale up and work with green financiers. We are grateful to ITC for creating such a platform for MSMEs.

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