Zimbabwe Agricultural Show rebounds – Matibiri

by Editorial Team
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The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show has bounced back following two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was said by Dr Andrew Matibiri, Chief Executive Officer of the event’s organisers, the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) during a media conference today.

He was updating the market on the preparations for this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, which is set to run from 29 August to 3 September 2022. The event is set to be held under the theme: “Unequalled Business Opportunities, Accessibility, Accountability and Abundance.”

“Space uptake to date is 53 346.06m2 by 410 exhibitors indicating a strong rebound in business following the adverse impact of Covid-19 in the last two years.

To date, we have received enquiries and confirmations from various countries, but it must be noted that the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show focuses on local business,” said Dr Matibiri.

Turning to the preparations for the show, the ZAS boss indicated that the preparations for the show were progressing well.

“Preparations for the 2022 Zimbabwe Agricultural Show are on course with most companies putting final touches to their stands. With the containment of Covid-19, ZAS is excited to announce that this show is open to show-goers with a full programme of business conferences and entertainment events,” said Dr Matibiri.

The show will be accompanied by four business interface concurrent events. These are the African Renaissance Sustainable Development dinner discussion, the Annual National Agribusiness Conference (ANAC), the Mining and Agriculture Breakfast Interface and the Zimbabwe-Botswana Business Forum.

Regarding Covid-19, Dr Matibiri said that while ZAS had prepared for a normal Show, exhibitors and showgoers would be required to pay attention to the government and WHO COVID-19 guidelines. These include wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and sanitising at entry points to the fairground. He added that all halls would be disinfected every day after show hours to ensure the safety of all.

Dr Matibiri highlighted that, to improve exhibitors and visitors’ experience at the show, gates and ticketing issues with enhanced convenience would be implemented. He added that secure parking space would be provided.

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