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Tanzania breaks long silence from ZITF

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Harare, March 28, 2013 – Tanzania will attend the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) after a long period of absence from the country’s premier international trade show case.

“The People’s Republic of China has maintained the 600 square meters they had last year and we also have Tanzania after a long period of absence. In total, foreign nations have booked over 5% of the available space for sale so far, ZITF told BizDay on Thursday in response to questions.

So far 15 foreign countries, representing over 200 companies, have confirmed participation at the ZITF which takes place from April 23-27.

The countries include China,  Ghana, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Brazil, Poland and Germany.

“There has also been improvement in stand sizes with South Africa having the largest space, 700 square meters up from 400 last year.”

Highlights include the international business conference which takes place on April 24 under the theme: Building Value and Enhancing Sustainable Growth: The Socio-economic Transformation of Zimbabwe. The key note speaker for the conference is Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Other highlights will be the charity Golf Challenge taking place on April 25 and the official opening which is on April 26.

The conference is a fora to help businesses gain business contacts of substance through networking and matchmaking sessions.It also helps participants to maximise business development potential by tapping into wealth of Zimbabwe’s resource base and for business people to catch up on the latest trends and discover sources of appropriate technology for value addition to grow their businesses.

The week long event will be open to the public for two days. The Bulawayo agricultural show featuring equestrian events, livestock, agricultural produce and home industry displays will also run concurrently with the trade fair.

In 2012 over 40 000 business visitors and 80 000 non business visitors were attracted to the fair.

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