The 58th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has ended in Bulawayo, with the government pledging to implement proposals from the business community on economic growth policies.
ZITF preliminary survey results show that 93 percent of the exhibitors met with their target customers and 87 percent received prospects for future sales.
They also indicate that 706 exhibitors took up space occupying 44 000 square metres which represented 91 percent of the space made available for sale.
At least 13 foreign nations took part in this year’s show, while on the local participation, 59 percent of the exhibitors were from Harare, 30 percent came from Bulawayo and the remainder from other cities.
The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Cde Mike Bimha told the media fraternity that this year’s ZITF had managed to achieve its intended objectives, with the government also pledging to implement proposals from the business community on economic growth policies.
“We are happy over the fair and we are really optimistic about the growth prospects, so this is really a great success for the nation,” he said.
This year’s trade fair saw various commodities being displayed while service providers from the government and the private sector also managed to exhibit a wide range of product varieties in line with efforts by the government to restore business confidence policies.