The Innovation Hub, a brainchild of CEC, has opened to rave reviews at the Copperbelt Investment Expo (CIEX), which has opened its gates to the public today.

A first at any expo, the innovation hub is themed “Innovating the Future” to demonstrate the importance of new ideas and new thinking to the development of Zambia.

The Company has galvanised the participation of the Copperbelt University, BongoHive, University of Zambia, the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS), ZPOS, Safe Motherhood Alliance and Mpower; all with different and exciting ideas, technologies and models designed to provide transformative solutions for commerce, industrial and social application.

CEC, revered among the top social and economic contributors to the Province’s economy, is the main sponsor of the Expo which is running from 24th to 28th June at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. The Expo is expected to provide a platform for several local and foreign exhibitors to showcase their business offering as well as to expose investment opportunities across various sectors with the aim of broadening the Copperbelt economy through diversified investments.

The President of the Republic of Zambia is expected to grace the occasion on Wednesday, 26 June and the Copperbelt Province Minister, Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe, in the company of Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bright Nundwe, have already visited the hub and given it a vote of confidence.

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