Preparations for the Botswana Consumer Fair, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 23 August up to Sunday 29 August 2010, are at an advanced stage, and have not been affected by the recent cancellation of the Agricultural Show.
So much that exhibitors from far places such as Nigeria and China have already confirmed their participation.
This comes after fears sparked by the cancellation of the Agricultural Show which has always run at par with the Consumer fair, due to the outbreak of the rift valley fever. Many people tended to confuse the difference between the two.
Nyaladzi Kutjwe, Marketing and Communication Manager of Fairground Holdings, said, “ It is important to highlight that the Botswana Consumer Fair is a home grown event of Fairground Holdings that operates independently from the developments of the Agricultural Show.”
She added that, it should therefore be noted that the Consumer Fair is not affected as a result of the unfortunate cancellation of the 2010 Agricultural Show.
On that basis, the FH official confidently pointed out that exhibitors should maintain their aplomb and continue to look forward to marketing their products and services as usual without any fear or hindrance deriving from the cancellation of the 2010 Agricultural show.
“As has always been the case, consumers , businesses and entrepreneurs are assured an opportunity to share a platform with counterparts from across the globe for product demonstration, dissemination of information and exchange of ideas,” posited Kutjwe.
In a nutshell, the exhibition represents an unequalled opportunity for both local and international companies to network and to showcase their latest products and services, as well as boost their business acumen.
Kutjwe intimated that in addition to the already known list of exhibitors, it is expected that this year’s fair brings new participants in the like of investors from Bangladesh, Nigeria and China. Regular participants include South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Japan as well as Zimbabwe.
According to Kutjwe, the diversity of the range of products far exceeds the number of countries and companies scheduled to strut their stuff.
“Believe me, with exhibits that cover a wide spectrum of industries providing a platform for showcasing goods and services, there is something for everyone,” concluded the FH Marketing and Communications Manager, with confidence.
Hence, the characterization of the fair as, the Spring Shopping Oasis that will never miss the spring season.”