Vanessa Mbedzi was crowned Miss Zimbabwe USA 2012. The 20 year old is a Business student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Host soccer team Shepherd’s House Football club of Raleigh, won the coveted soccer tournament trophy and Zim Atlanta placed second.
The business forum panel included Dr. David Katerere who discussed doing business in Africa, Dr. Jabulani Dhliwayo presented ICT opportunities and Dr Godfrey Sikipa with ZimHealth, a charitable organization which provides medical supplies and equipment to Zimbabwe. Attendees were challenged to pool resources and take action – regardless of where in the world they are. Several local companies were represented including Braaitime, Cargo Link, Cassandra’s Kitchen, Empowered Men’s Ministries, the book Endless Journey by Jabulani Dhliwayo, Fika Travel Tours, IHI Modeling agency, Leah African Designs, Munhu.org, Nubian Caterers, Sadza.com, Shepherd’s House, the book Sun baked Love by Tsitsi Gladys Madzongwe , ShopAfrika.com and Yambuka.
Esau Mavindidze with Zimbabwe Business Network International also encouraged companies and organizations from Zimbabwe to participate and bring first hand information and opportunities not just to the Diaspora but also to the business communities where each event is held.
Upcoming events are ZimExpo Canada 2012 in Toronto from July 20th – 22nd and ZimExpo Ireland 2012 in Dublin from August 3rd to 5th. To participate in any of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.