With full support from the Zambia Ministry of Agriculture PUNGWE Agri- Group & Glytime Foods are organizing, the inaugural Zambia International Agriculture Financing & Investment Summit (ZIAFIS 2023), which will be held from the 04 -05 October 2023, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MISS). The theme of this Summit is: ” Mobilising Capital Investments for Agriculture & Climate Smart Food Systems Development to Ensure Local, Regional and Global Food Security”

This event will bring together more than 500 people, with the participation of Heads of Government Departments, Related Agri Ministers, International Financiers, DFIs, Private Equity Firms, as well as private sector stakeholders, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, leading academics and scientists.



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Registration for the Zambia International Agriculture Financing & Investment Summit (ZIAFIS 2023) will begin on Friday the 3rd of October 2023.

Useful information on the official hotels (prices, location and contacts for reservations, etc.) please use links below:


Access badges will be handed out at a designated Reception Area at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) from the 2nd to the 3rd of October 2023 from 0800hrs – 1600hrs:

Participants are kindly requested to collect their badges no later than 3rd October 2023, to avoid having to do so on the day of the start of the conference and having to queue.

Accreditation stations will be deployed at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) from 3 October 2023, for participants who have not yet received their badges.

It is mandatory for participants to come to the conference with their access badges or their invitation cards, if applicable. Access to the conference will only be granted on the basis of the presentation of a badge.


General information about visas

As organisers of ZIAFIS 2023, we will issue delegate confirmation letters to the ZIAFIS 2023 Summit upon completion of registration and payments. You may use these letters to submit for your visa application.

Entry into the Republic of Zambia is subject to obtaining a visa from the Embassy or Consulate of Zambia in the country of residence. Nationals of ECOWAS member countries, the European Union and those of countries that have signed special agreements with Zambia are exempt from entry visas. In addition, to enter Zambia, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is mandatory. A valid national identity card is sufficient for ECOWAS nationals.

As part of the hospitality reserved for all participants in the Conference, the Government of Zambia will facilitate the granting of entry visas to the various participants and to all persons accompanying them. Participants who require a visa on arrival should go through the following link or contact us on if you encounter any challenges:,re%2Denter%20within%2024%20hours.

Participants, who would like to have an entry visa to Zambia before arriving in Lusaka, are requested to contact the diplomatic and consular missions of Zambia in their country of residence.



The ZIAFIS 2023 organisers, PUNGWE Agri-Group & Glytime Foods, in collaboration with the Host Country, will arrange a shuttle service to meet the participants at the airport and transfer them to their respective hotels at the participants own cost. For the return, participants will be transported to the airport on the basis of their departure dates and times, again at their own cost.


To facilitate your registration, useful information on the official hotels (prices, location and contacts for reservations, etc.) please use link below:


A shuttle service will be arranged to meet the participants at the airport and transfer them to their respective hotels at the participants own cost. For the return, participants will be transported to the airport on the basis of their departure dates and times, again at their own cost.

Similarly, transportation for projects site visits will be provided for the duration of the Conference according to a program that will be communicated in due course.


A series of documents including the Provisional Programme, and other useful information related to ZIAFIS 2023 will be available and constantly updated on the event website at


The ZIAFIS 2023 AGENDA has the following structure, namely:

  1. The official opening of the Summit by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Hakainde Hichilema (subject to availability) and or Minister of Agriculture, Reuben Mtolo Phiri (subject to availability);
  2. Welcome Keynote Address by a representative from the Office of the President and from the Zambia Ministry of Agriculture;
  3. Dialogue and technical exchanges between stakeholders on key themes;
  4. Panel Discussions on key topics around Agri investment in Zambia, the challenges, opportunities and possible solutions;
  5. Debate Sessions on Agri Financing and Investment Issues, also on Agri Policy; and
  6. Live Interviews with Senior Zambia Agri Stakeholders
  7. We will issue a Post Show Report on the main outcomes of the Summit.


Conference documents will be available on the event website  before the official opening.

Participants will also receive, upon arrival in Lusaka, Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC), delegate packs containing the Conference programme and an access badge.

All participants are reminded that wearing a badge is mandatory for access to the Summit site.


The main language to be used during the Summit will be English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided whenever required for all plenary sessions of the Conference.


The ZIAFIS 2023 is strategically set 2 days before Zambia’s oldest and biggest event, the Agriculture & Commercial Show. Participants will be able to visit the show to go through the exhibitions and see practical possibilities of what driving finance and investments into the country’s Agri sector will do.

Project Site visits will also be done during the 2 day Summit, to experience the vibrant Zambia Agriculture sector and get the inspiration to harness the agri potential that Zambia has.


Keep checking our website for updates on Hospitality Events.



The COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required for anyone traveling to Zambia. However, it is recommended to be fully vaccinated for the needs of this Conference, which will attract a large number of participants from countries where there may still be active cases.

Face masks

Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory. Nevertheless, a certain number of masks could be made available during the Conference for people who present evocative signs.

COVID 19 measures at the airport

Vaccination and/or the PCR test are no longer required for entry into Zambia territory.



Ambulances and joint medical teams (Urgent Medical Aid Service – Firefighters) will be on standby at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport), in some hotels dedicated to the accommodation of participants and at the Conference Centre.


Delegates are advised to take out international travel insurance, which covers, in addition to loss/damage to baggage, emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation and repatriation for the duration of the stay in Lusaka.



Below are some general safety tips:

  • Buy good travel and health insurance
  • Check the passport and visa requirements for your destination
  • Get all the required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and insect repellent (those containing DEET are most effective)
  • Lock all your travel bags and keep all valuables in your hand luggage
  • Make duplicates of important travel documents or keep copies online
  • Bring appropriate clothing to protect against the sun, mosquitoes and to stay warm on open vehicle game drives
  • Check luggage restrictions on all your flights (including domestic flights)
  • Don’t drive at night
  • Put your valuables in the safety deposit box of the hotel
  • Always be polite and respectful to police officers and military personnel. In the rare instance that you might get asked for a bribe (on a self-drive safari only), a light attitude and a joke might well get you off the hook.

For your safety, stay vigilant and reduce your trips outside the accommodation and conference venues.

It is advisable when going out, to take the usual precautions and to be well informed about the destination, the route and the means of transport.

In public places be careful with people offering services or goods.

For assistance or safety information, call one of the following numbers:

  1. Ambulance 991
  2. Fire brigade 993
  3. Lusaka Central Police Station 0211 220006
  4. Lusaka Central Fire Station 0211 220180
  5. Lusaka Ambulance Service 0211 220180
  6. Hospital UTH – Lusaka    General Line 0211 251200 
  7. Casualty Direct Line 0211 254115
  8. Specialty Emergency Services 097 777 0305/ 097 777 0302
  9. Health International/Medical Air Rescue Service and 
  10. Emergencies 0211 236644/ 0211 702664  
  11. General Enquiries0211 231175/6


Climate: Zambia experiences a predominantly sub-tropical climate characterized by three distinct seasons: a hot and dry season (mid-August to mid-November), a wet rainy season (mid-November to April) and a cool dry season (May to mid-August).

Time zone: Zambia is on GMT + 2 time.

Official language: English is the official language of Zambia.

Currency: The Zambian currency is known as the Zambian Kwacha.

1 Zambian Kwacha = ZAR 0.91

1 USD$ = Zambian Kwacha 19,98

There are exchange offices around the airport and in town. Avoid changing money in the streets.

Electricity: the current supplied is 230 volts and Hz 50.

Consider bringing your own adapters.

Get Directions To The Event Hall

Get Directions to Mulungushi International Conference Centre

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