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Busisa Moyo appointed as the new ZITF board chair

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PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has appointed industrialist and United Refineries Limited chief executive officer, Mr Busisa Moyo, as the new board chairperson for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company with effect from March 13, 2020.

He takes over from Ms Ruth Ncube whose term of office ended last December. Industry and Commerce Minister, Dr Sekai Nzenza, announced the appointment of Mr Moyo, in accordance with the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Act.

“The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Honourable Dr Sekai Nzenza (MP) with the concurrence of His Excellency, the President E.D. Mnangagwa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Busisa Moyo as the chairperson of the ZITF Company board in terms of Public Entities and Corporate Governance Act effective 13 March 2020,” said the minister in a statement.

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ZITF 2020 Postponed As Gvt Declares Coronavirus A National Disaster

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) says it will be rolling out engagement sessions with exhibitors, buyers and key stakeholders following the postponement of its prime trade showcase due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Tuesday, the Government announced the move to defer the ZITF, which was scheduled for April 21 to 25, as well as this year’s national independence celebrations.  Both were scheduled for Bulawayo next month. The cancellation of national events and public gatherings is part of comprehensive measures adopted by Government to avert the spread of the deadly pandemic into the country. 

“The ZITF company aligns itself with the Government’s bold and decisive steps to protect citizens and visitors. As a tourism partner, ZITF is duty-bound to reciprocally act responsibly and take all responsible steps to promote and maintain safe and healthy conditions at our events and venues,” said ZITF Company in a statement yesterday.

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231 exhibitors confirm ZITF participation

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A TOTAL of 231 direct exhibitors have confirmed participation at this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) with 78 percent of the available space having already been taken up.

The annual event, which is being organised by the ZITF Company, runs from April 21-25 at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo under the theme, “Augmenting Trade and Investment towards a Shared Economic Vision”. 

The firm’s marketing and public relations manager, Miss Stella Nkomo, last week said preparations for the upcoming trade showcase, which is in its 61st year-running, were on course.

“With just under three months to go to the 2020 edition of the ZITF, preparations are well on course. The marketing and promotion campaign which was officially launched in November last year has gained traction with a total of 231 direct exhibitors having heeded the call to book exhibition space. 

“In terms of space taken, 38 882 square metres of the available 49 631 square metres of exhibition space has been taken up,” she said. 

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ZITF to host Diplomats Forum

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company will this year host an inaugural Diplomats Forum, a move meant to augment Government and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s clarion call to re-engage with the international community and attract investment needed to spark economic growth in the country. 

ZITF Company marketing and public relations manager Ms Stella Nkomo said a Diplomats Forum, which will attract high-level Government officials and numerous foreign diplomats would be held during the course of the exhibition. 

“ZITF will this year host its inaugural Diplomats Forum which aims to promote Zimbabwe bilateral relationships with the international community as part of Vision 2030. 

“The event will see a high-level Zimbabwe Government representation host foreign diplomats accredited to Zimbabwe as well as delegations from their host counties to showcase the breadth and quality of investment opportunities available in the country. Additionally, there is already interest from foreign countries that would like to organise separate bilateral trade and investment fora. More details will be provided once the events are confirmed,” she said.

The annual multi-sectoral trade showcase will be held from 21-25 April at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo under the theme: “Augmenting Trade & Investment towards a Shared Economic Vision.”

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ZITF says 78% exhibition space sold

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has sold 78% of its exhibition space, as preparations for this year’s edition of the trade showcase gather pace, an official has said.

The multi-sectorial trade showcase, set to run from April 21 to 25, will be held under the theme Augmenting Trade and Investment towards a Shared Economic Vision.

The theme, according to organisers, builds on the engagement and re-engagement thrust that the country is pursuing, which is developing relationships with everyone.

“The marketing and promotion campaign, which was officially launched in November last year, has gained traction, with a total of 231 direct exhibitors having heeded the call to book exhibition space,” ZITF Company marketing and public relations manager Stella Nkomo said recently.

In terms of space taken, 38 882 square metres of the available 49 631 square metres of exhibition space has been taken up.

Read more https://www.newsday.co.zw/2020/02/zitf-says-78-exhibition-space-sold/

Bookings start for ZITF 2020

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The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has received attendance confirmation from six countries in both Africa and Asia for the 2020 exhibition, an official has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, ZITF Acting General Manager Mr Nicholas Ndebele said the company has received increased bookings as compared to the same time last year. The 2020 show will run from 21 to 25 April under the theme “Augmenting Trade and Investment Towards a Shared Economic Vision”.

“To date, 171 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation by booking a total of 35 977 square meters of exhibition space. This compares favourably to the booking situation at the same time last year where 127 exhibitors had booked 31 584 square meters. Ethiopia, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia have already confirmed their participation while countries such as Belarus, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain and South Korea are yet to confirm,” he said.

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ZITF Company benefits from Govt’s re-engagements efforts

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company (ZITF) is using the Government’s international re-engagement thrust spearheaded by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a springboard to woo more international exhibitors as it strives to enhance the global stature of its exhibition.

In an interview with Sunday News Business after a Press conference to announce the official launch of the ZITF 2020 marketing campaign last Tuesday, the ZITF Company acting general manager Mr Nicholas Ndebele said the international exhibition organiser takes President Mnangagwa’s economic and business-oriented trips with keen interest as they present it with an opportunity to lure more international exhibition.

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ZITF Company launches 2020 marketing campaign

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has officially launched its 2020 marketing campaign as it builds momentum towards next year’s prime exhibitions in Bulawayo. 

The 61st edition of the ZITF exhibition will be held from April 21 to 25 under the theme: “Augmenting Trade and Investment Towards a Shared economic vision”.

ZITF Company acting general manager, Mr Nicholas Ndebele, yesterday said next year’s theme was aimed at locating the trade fair as the ideal platform to profile initiatives and innovations that are critical to setting the economy on a positive footing as the country focuses on achieving an upper middle-income economy by 2030.

Read More: https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zitf-company-launches-2020-marketing-campaign/