Hon. Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, Tanzania Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, signing on the canvas of painting the captured the mood of the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference, May 11-12, 2017 at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

SanaaBiz Investments Limited plays a process facilitation role for value chain actors in the textile and fashion and accessories design , film and music industries through hosting dialogues, seminars and conferences.

In May 2017, CDEA  in collaboration with SanaaBiz Investments Limited hosted its inaugural  Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference is to enable stakeholders dialogue, learn from national and regional initiatives, make decisions and take action regarding improving investment in the creative economy In East Africa.

In May 2018, the conference will also host an EXPO for creative economy stakeholders from East Africa where booths will be rented out to exhibitors. The focus sectors have been expanded to six namely.

  1. Fashion and Design
  2. Film
  3. Interior and Spatial Design
  4. Literary Arts and Books
  5. Music
  6. Visual Arts