Advocacy is of fundamental importance to the AmCham Zambia membership. While acting as a mouthpiece for the business community, the Chamber seeks to clear issues our members face that are disruptive to business. The Chamber has cultivated a relationship with actors in different sectors and possesses the ability to expedite issues pertaining to the following:
AmCham members can be rest assured knowing the full weight and reputation of AmCham Zambia, which is affiliated with the U.S Chamber of Commerce, will make facilitation easier and discourage issues that may impede normal business. Furthermore, we are well positioned to advocate with the U.S. and Zambian Governments to promote the interests of our members in trade and commerce.
AmCham Zambia understands the challenges of access to finance faced by Zambian businesses. AmCham works on establishing linkages to many international SME financers that are focused on international commercial lending. AmCham assists members in sourcing financing from financial institutions specialized in finance solutions that emphasize on supporting trade. AmCham seeks to develop investor portfolios through; investments speaker series, venture capitalists information sessions and publishing e-magazines on doing business in Zambia.
AmCham seeks linkage opportunities for our membership and we respond effectively to specific assignments that may benefit our members. The Chamber presents unique opportunities for it’s members to engage in business-to-business meetings in Zambia, the United States, and the rest of Africa. AmCham assists in making commercial recommendations, linkages and advisory for companies that may want to enter the Zambian market; or for companies interested in expanding. Our membership includes successful and quintessential companies in a wide array of industries. AmCham Zambia works on specific targets providing specific information that is worth every dime spent on the Platinum concierge service.
AmCham Zambia recognizes that solid businesses connections are established outside the office. For this reason, the Chamber hosts regular networking events as well as a popular and well attended golf tournament in September and Thanksgiving dinner in November each year. AmCham Zambia events bring together an exclusive network of highly established and talented business individuals who are united around the idea of sharing, creating and developing ideas and expertise to grow successful businesses.
In addition to business linkages and advocacy, the Chamber promotes professional development through a speaker series that features lectures and talks from the leaders of industry. Our monthly talks are followed by a networking breakfast or cocktail. These events are open to AmCham members.