Press Conference for the Signature of a Memo of Understanding between TIKZN and UKZN
On Monday 30 May 2016, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to commence an Executive Programme in trade, investment and economic development.
It should be noted that at the moment a Masters Degree in Investment Promotion and Economic Development is only offered at Edinburg-Napier University. Most investment promotion professionals from all over the world enroll in this programme since it is the only one available. It is within this context that TIKZN took the initiative to collaborate with the University of KwaZulu-Natal to offer an advanced degree programme focusing on development economics; trade and investment promotion and development finance.
Several factors are important for remaining competitive in this constantly changing trade and investment environment. Amongst these, it is critical for investment promotion agencies to resource themselves with professionals who are highly competent and possess pertinent technical and a range of soft skills. With respect to technical skills, an investment promotion professional should have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of development economics and the role of investment promotion as a lever for economic development.
The press launch is scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 30 May 2016
Time: 10h00 to 12h00
Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, Gate 8 Unite Building, Tutorial Room 1 Journalists are invited to attend and cover the ceremony. Submitted on behalf of Mr. Zamo Gwala, CEO at Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal
Contact Person: Ms Angel Sibisi
Position: Communications Officer
Tel: 031 368 9667
Cell: 076 062 3779
Fax: 031 368 5888