ZITF announces gate charges
Written by Skyz Metro FM on April 13, 2023
By Kudzai Madenga
The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair company has announced gate charges for this years public days of the showcase which kicks off on the 25th to the 29 th of April.
Adults attending the fair will be required to pay US$10 while children will pay US$5 . The charges are also payable using the local currency equivalent.
Addressing the media at a press conference on Tuesday , ZITF Board Chairperson , Mr Busisa Moyo , said gates will be open for members of the public on the 27th to the 28th of April .
“As per the norm the last two days of the exhibition will be open to the public to give them an opportunity to sample the displays by local and international exhibitors. Additionaly an exciting entertainment program has been put together to cater for the whole family”, said Moyo.
Business days will be held during the first three days of the showcase which will be free when visitors register online or pay US$ 20 at the gate.
Meanwhile the number of exhibitors which have registered to partcipate at this years edition have gone up by a twenty seven percent margin according to Moyo.
He said , “In terms of exhibitor numbers, we are currently sitting at 533 direct exhibitors which are 27% higher than last year’s closing total of 420 direct exhibitors and 13% higher than the booking situation at the same time last year (471 direct exhibitors),”
“This figure includes 108 new exhibitors, indicating an 80% retention rate on traditional exhibiting organisations. Notable amongst the first-time exhibitors which will be participating this year is the Delegation of the European Union to Zimbabwe. While in the past we have had individual countries from the EU participating the likes of France, Germany and Italy, which will be the first participation by the mission itself,” said Moyo.
“In addition to certain individual national displays on trade opportunities, the bloc will also have exhibits of the various programmes that it is running in and with Zimbabwe ” , he also said.
“To date, ZITF 2023 will feature 25 direct exhibits from 21 foreign nations, representing both nation participation and individual companies. This compares favourably to the 2022 edition where 16 direct exhibitors from 13 countries took part in the show,” he added.
“The countries represented are Angola, Belarus, Botswana, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Zambia,” he highlighted.
The showcase is running under the theme “Transformative Innovation,Global Competitiveness.”