Most of ZITF space booked

by Editorial Team
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Nearly 90 percent of the available exhibition space at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has been taken up, just under a month ahead of the event, which is set to run from 26 to 30 April.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-Cabinet media briefing this week.

“To date, 386 direct exhibitors have booked 43 444 of the 48 719 square meters of exhibition space, which is equivalent to 89.17 percent of the available space,” Mutsvangwa said.

This year’s edition of the ZITF is running under the theme: “Rethink, Reimagine, and Reinvent Value Chains for Economic Development.”

The Minister highlighted that the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta would officially open the trade fair.

“The official opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, 29 April 2022 and President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya will officiate.  Another highlight at the ZITF is the Connect Africa Symposium scheduled for 28 April 2022, where President Emmerson Dambudzo. Mnangagwa will deliver the keynote address,” she said.

As per tradition, apart from the Connect Africa Symposium, other concurrent meetings will run alongside the trade fair.

“The ZITF International Business Conference will be held on 27 April and the Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga will give the keynote address and officially open the Business Conference. Furthermore, the ZITF Diplomats Forum is scheduled for 28 April 2022,” the Minister said

Additionally, the ZITF 2022 will have platforms targeted at the youth to discuss topics such as education and innovation.

“These events include the following: the Scholastica Conference scheduled for 26 April and will run under the theme: “Economic Development through Innovation and Heritage: Promoting Talent and Skill-based Education.”   The forum will bring together learners, education experts and career advisors to share information on strategic human capital development in order to create a self-sustaining and enterprising economy.  Career guidance sessions and presentations will run parallel,” Mutsvangawa said.  

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