Social events


A Welcome Reception will be held on the Sunday evening prior to the official start of the conference. A Networking Afternoon is planned on the Wednesday afternoon and the Closing Dinner is sheduled on the Thursday evening.




Sun. 13 

CORESTA Welcome Reception

Mon. 14

AM:  Historical Victoria Falls bridge tour (Zimbabwe-Zambia-Zimbabwe)
PM: Safari High Tea at the historic Victoria Falls Hotel

Tues. 15

AM: Traditional Zimbabwean Village Tour
PM:  Crocodile Farm Visit

Wed. 16

PM : Guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls aka Mosi-oa-Tunya

Thurs. 17

AM: Safari Adventures (Walk with lions or Elephant Interaction)
PM: Market Visit
Evening: CORESTA Closing Dinner

Take time to visit the Tobacco Research Board of Zimbabwe

The Tobacco Research Board invites to all delegates to the AP 2019 Conference who will be passing through Harare to take some time to visit Kutsaga Research Station. Kutsaga is one of TRB’s three stations and is situated in Harare, two minutes from the Robert Mugabe International airport.

About The Tobacco Research Board (TRB)
The TRB was constituted as a statutory body under the Tobacco Research Act of 1950 (Chapter 18:21) with a mandate to direct, control and carry out tobacco research in Zimbabwe. Today the TRB is considered a premier research institution responsible for the breeding of tobacco varieties as well as offering various research services and products for improved management of the crop. Some 50 varieties of flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco have been developed and through research, the potential yield of varieties has increased from a mere 800 kg/ha in the 1950s to over 5 000 kg/ha currently. Up to nine disease resistances have also been incorporated into hybrid varieties since the 1960s.

In the almost seven decades that it has been in existence, TRB has enabled tobacco growers to maximise returns from sustainable tobacco production, while facilitating and enabling other major stakeholders, in particular the tobacco trade, to extract utmost value from environmentally and socially responsible tobacco business practices.

Visitors are always Welcome

Throughout the year the TRB hosts various groups of visitors, that range from international delegations, students and staff from local universities, colleges and schools, who come to TRB to acquaint themselves with the research engine of the Zimbabwean tobacco industry. These visits enable our visitors to familiarize with what we do and gives scholars an opportunity to appreciate the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained from their respective areas of learning, and to appreciate research as one of the careers to consider.
We will be honoured to host you pre or post the AP 2019 conference.

Contact details

All interested delegates must kindly get in touch with Dr Chenjerai Kashangura:
  Landline numbers : +263 242575414; +263 242575289-94; +263 242575414
  More information is available on:


There have been some inquiries on how safe Zimbabwe is after the recent disturbances that occurred in January 2019. We would like to assure our visitors that Zimbabwe is a very peaceful and friendly country and visitors should have no concerns.

See "Destination Info" for more information.