Kenyatta to open ZITF

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KENYA President Uhuru Kenyatta will officially open this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair to be held in Bulawayo next month.

The 62nd edition of the ZITF will be held from April 26 to 30 under the theme, “Rethink, Reimagine, Reinvent Value Chains for Economic Development.”


Kenyatta to open ZITF

VACANCY | Marketing Assistant

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position which has arisen in the Marketing Department.

Job brief: the company is looking for an adaptable, ingenious and vibrant individual to join our prolific marketing team and help in the implementation of the marketing strategy by facilitating campaign drives and supporting the development and execution of the marketing plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing implementation of Partnerships related to Marketing Department.
  • Liaising with companies and individuals providing marketing services to the company, such as advertising agencies, printers among others
  • Maintaining and updating all visitors’ databases.
  • Generating and sending letters, automatic responses, regular advertising messages and mass brochures for mailing to prospective buyers and visitors.
  • Assisting in the marketing and selling of ZITF organised events and publications.
  • Co-ordinating the visitor registration process (both online and on-site) and including facilitating the smooth flow of visitor entry during exhibitions and events
  • Coordinating accommodation for local and international exhibitors and business visitors during exhibitions.
  • Drives usage of Mobile Apps in liaison with the ICT Coordinator
  • Assisting the Marketing Manager in the preparation, updating and reconciliation of all departmental budgets.
  • Processing purchase orders and invoices for services rendered to the Marketing Department and approved by the Marketing Manager.
  • Coordinating travel logistics for Marketing Manager.
  • Providing administrative support to the Marketing Manager
  • Preparing SWOT analysis to support management’s marketing and promotional decisions by investigating options and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Assisting the Marketing Manager in the writing and editing of all Marketing collateral.
  • Distributing all promotional material to various stakeholders such as Embassies, Government Departments, Industry and Trade Associations.

Overseeing placement and monitoring of adverts as per approved media plan.


  • A relevant Degree or Diploma in Marketing.
  • At least two years working experience.


  • Excellent communication skills and team working skills to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people.
  • Ability to work with budgets and to deadlines.
  • Analytical thinking, flexibility, and good problem-solving skills.
  • Familiar with Internet applications.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure, manage concurrent tasks and to meet project deadlines.
  • Good organising skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mobile Apps.
  • Prepared to occasionally work long and odd hours.
  • Attention to detail.

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae to be addressed to the Human Resources Officer and submitted to hr@zitf.co.zw by Wednesday the 28th of July 2021.

ZITF Says Bookings Hit 90% Mark

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ZIMBABWE International Trade Fair (ZITF) has confirmed its bookings for this year’s edition have hit a 90% mark amid optimism the event will proceed safely and as planned despite the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures. The event will be held from 20 to 23 July at the ZITF Grounds in Bulawayo.

In an update on  Wednesday, ZITF chairperson, Busisa Moyo said the uptake of space had nearly reached full capacity.“Space bookings now at 90% to capacity with 405 direct exhibitors having thus far booked 44,878sqm out of the 49,547sqm which had been made available for sale,” he said.

Eleven countries confirm ZITF participation

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ELEVEN countries have so far confirmed their participation at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) as more local and international exhibitors seek to ride on the showcase to expand businesses and trade.

Bulawayo will host the prime multi-sectoral trade exhibition under tight Covid-19 mitigation protocols next month (20 to 23 July) under the theme: “Showcasing the New Normal for Business & Industry: Realities and Opportunities.”

The theme acknowledges that ZITF 2021 is taking place against the backdrop of Covid-19 and, as such, calls for multi-stakeholder engagement in forging innovative sustainable business models, economic and trade re-engagement.

Read More at …. https://www.chronicle.co.zw/eleven-countries-confirm-zitf-participation/

ZITF: Time for Bulawayo to shine again

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, the country’s premier international trade and investment showcase, is back. The ZITF Company board chairman Mr Busisa Moyo said the annual trade expo which was cancelled last year following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held from 20 to 23 July under strict Covid-19 health protocols.

“The ZITF Company board and management wishes to advise all stakeholders that His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe has approved the hosting of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair from 20th to 23rd July 2021,” said Mr Moyo.

Read More at ..  https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zitf-time-for-bulawayo-to-shine-again/

ZITF embraces indigenous languages to foster inclusivity

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company board chairman, Mr Busisa Moyo, says it is important to foster inclusivity in the messaging of updates leading to this year’s biggest annual trade expo, which is set for July.

This would be achieved through regular updates in local languages as part of efforts to ensure comprehensive buy in from all Zimbabweans.

Mr Moyo, who is also the chief executive officer of Bulawayo-headquartered United Refineries Limited, has already issued public updates in English, Ndebele, Shona and Kalanga, announcing new ZITF dates and encouraging all stakeholders to prepare for the event.

Read More at… https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zitf-embraces-indigenous-languages-to-foster-inclusivity/

Hotels And Lodges Fully Booked Ahead Of ZITF

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Hotels and lodges in Bulawayo are now fully booked ahead of this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) scheduled to run from 20 to 23 July.

The exhibition was last held in 2019. ZITF was suspended in 2020 after the country imposed a lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March.

This year, the exhibition will run under the theme, “Showcasing the New Normal for Business and Industry: Realities and Opportunities.”

Read More at … https://news.pindula.co.zw/2021/06/06/hotels-and-lodges-fully-booked-ahead-of-zitf/

Byo SMEs geared up for ZITF showcase

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THE Bulawayo Chamber of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has embarked on capacity-building programmes with members in preparation for the forthcoming Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) scheduled for next month.

The country’s largest global exhibition returns this year after being suspended in 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdown. It will be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo between 20 and 23 July.

Bulawayo Chamber of SMEs co-ordinator, Mr Nketha Mangoye Dlamini, said they were engaging their SMEs clusters to take advantage of the ZITF window.

Read More at …. https://www.chronicle.co.zw/byo-smes-geared-up-for-zitf-showcase/

ZITF return to restore confidence, tourism recovery

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The return of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) this year is expected to restore tourism recovery and business confidence in Zimbabwe as an investment destination, while impacting positively on the wider economy.  

Industry and commerce players are already seized with preparations for this year’s ZITF, scheduled for July 20 to 23 in Bulawayo, amid prospects for renewed business after the event was suspended last year at the height of Covid-19 lockdown measures.