Tanzania: Five countries due for Tanga trade fairTuesday, April 21, 2015 > 10:47:11
Exhibitors and business people from five countries will feature in the 3rd Tanga International Trade Fair set for between May 28 and June 6.
Organisers want it to be the biggest business event after the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) which is usually held in the last week of June and early July.
This year’s theme will be ‘Enhance your Business/Services Networking, Regionally and Internationally -Tanga is the Destination.’
Charles Hoza the the Executive Secretary of the Tanga branch of the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) said last week, international exhibitions would be held at Mwahako Fair Grounds where the maiden Tanga Tourism Fair was held last year.
‘More companies, both local and foreign are expressing interest in exhibiting their goods in the trade fair,’ a TCCIA statement reads in part.
This year’s Fair is being jointly organized with Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE,) the main organization hosting the DITF.
Main exhibitors will come from Syria, Malaysia and Pakistan. There are also over 50 foreign and local exhibitors who have confirmed participation.
Other companies which have confirmed their planned presence are from Kenya and Uganda.
This is the third time the event is being hosted after being held successfully in 2013 and 2014.
The TCCIA-Tanga in a statement said that enthusiasm had risen following the success of the first and second trade fairs.
In addition the TCCIA said that they expect a big turnout from local government authorities which are expected to show their economic opportunities in the exhibitions.
According to the organisers, participation by local government councils has been slow and the Tanga regional commissioner, Magalula Said Magalula, recently criticised this indifference.
Live animals, such as lions, zebra, leopards, snakes and bird’s will be among the attractions.