Harare (New Ziana)-This year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) is highly oversubscribed with organisers still trying to find space for over 100 exhibitors who want to showcase their products, an official has said.
The 62nd edition of the country’s premier exhibition, set for 26 to 30th April, is running under the theme, “Rethink, Reimagine, Reinvent Value Chains for Economic Development.”
ZITF chief executive officer Nicholas Ndebele said he was excited by the prospects of a successful exhibition as already shown by the number of confirmed exhibitors.
“We are excited by the pace of preparations for ZITF 2022 and in particular the manner in which the market has favourably responded to our call for reinvented, re-imagined exhibition.
Ndebele said 471 exhibitors had so far booked to participate at the expo, with projections that bookings might spill by a further 100 participants.
“So far in terms of the numbers, we are currently at 471 exhibitors that have expressed interest. And in fact we are experiencing a likely overflow of 128 exhibitors who we are still trying to find space for.
“We have 12 countries that have so far expressed interest in exhibiting,” he said.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to officially open this year’s edition of the ZITF.