ZITF ready to roll – Moyo

by Editorial Team
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The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company is ready for this year’s edition of the ZITF, which starts tomorrow and runs until Saturday. This was said by the company’s Chairman, Busisa Moyo in a final update that he gave in Bulawayo today.

“The 62nd edition of the ZITF2022 begins in less than 24 hours & we’re pleased to announce that the stage is set and we are fully geared to kick-start the show,” Moyo said.

Moyo indicated that a total of 428 direct exhibitors would participate in this year’s fair as they had taken up 44 760 square metres of space.

“As of this morning, 428 direct exhibitors had confirmed participation in the show having taken up 44 760 square metres of exhibition space. This compares favourably with the closing totals of both the 2021 and 2019 shows,” the ZITF boss said.

Moyo indicated that foreign exhibitor participation figures were also up compared with previous shows.

“Foreign participation is also up with 14 countries being represented by a total of 21 exhibitors. The countries are Angola, Belarus, Botswana, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Zambia,” he said. Last year only eight countries were represented at the international showcase due to the Covid-19 related travel restrictions.

Moyo highlighted that the 2022 edition of the exhibition received overwhelming response forcing the company to create supplementary exhibition space.  

“This year’s show has seen us experience an upsurge in the uptake of exhibition space, resulting in the setting up of supplementary exhibition space in one of the parking areas. In the short term, we will be managing the demand for exhibition space through temporary structures,” said Moyo.

Turning to concurrent events, Moyo singled out the International Business Conference as the main feature of the event.

“The biggest highlight of the show is the International Business Conference (which is) organised in conjunction with the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF),” he said.

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