Boom in Mine Entra bookings reflects growing business confidence

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This year’s edition of the Mining, Engineering and Transport (Mine Entra) expo is already 93% booked, a sign of growing business confidence in the sector and strong international interest in doing business with Zimbabwe.

Mines and Mining Development minister Winston Chitando is expected to officially open the show, which will run from October 10 to 12 under the theme Mineral Beneficiation: Catalyst for Economic Growth.

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183 firms book for Mine-Entra expo

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PREPARATIONS for this year’s mining, engineering and transport (Mine-Entra) exhibition are now at an advanced stage with 6,385 square metres of the exhibition space sold compared to last year’s total of 4,414 square metres.

The expo, which is organised by the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company, is in its 23rd year running and runs from October 10 to 12.

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Mine Entra 2018 preparations hit fever pitch

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PREMIER mining trade show, Mine Entra has this year recorded a growth trajectory in exhibitors compared to last year as supplementary exhibition space has been availed to cater for the growing numbers.

An additional exhibition hall has been opened with more external sites put to use as the number of bookings jostle in every day.

In a press release, Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company board chairperson, Ms Ruth B. Ncube revealed that ‘A total of 183 companies have booked exhibition space to date which compares favourably to last year’s closing total of 153 direct exhibitors.’

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Bulawayo: The ultimate meeting place

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The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has identified a transaction advisor to assist it in the implementation of the $50 million hotel and convention centre project, the firm’s chairperson, Mrs Ruth Ncube has said.

The company plans to construct a 300-bed five-star hotel and a giant 800-seater convention centre in its Bulawayo exhibition premises after realising an untapped accommodation market in the city.

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Ndebele appointed acting ZITF boss

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has appointed its sales executive Mr Nicholas Ndebele as the acting general manager taking over from Mrs Nomathemba Ndlovu who resigned last month.

Speaking at Mrs Ndlovu’s farewell cocktail on Friday last week ZITF Company board chairperson Ms Ruth Ncube said the board was in the process of seeking a substantive general manager.

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ZITF boss bows out

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ZIMBABWE International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company general manager Mrs Nomathemba Ndlovu has left the company after serving three months notice.

ZITF Company board chairperson Ms Ruth Ncube confirmed that Mrs Ndlovu who was serving a three months notice following her voluntary resignation in June had severed ties with the country’s leading international exhibition organiser.

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ZITF clarifies Mine-Entra exhibition date shift

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company says the shift in dates for the 2018 Mining, Engineering and Transport (Mine-Entra) exhibition from July to October has been necessitated by wide multi-stakeholder engagements.

While space bookings for the specialised business show are underway, so far at 47 percent higher than last year, organisers have announced the event will now be held between 10 to 12 October 2018. Mine-Entra is traditionally held in the month of July.

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President To Open ZITF

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“His Excellency, Emmerson D Mnangagwa has been invited to officiate at this year’s show. The marketing and sales campaign for the show has reached its peak and market response has been quite pleasing. Because of overwhelming demand, we have increased the amount of space being used for exhibition purposes from 48 400 square metres in 2017 to 51 400 this year. Of this, 87 percent has been booked to date.
In terms of exhibitor number, there are 359 direct exhibitors compared to 266 at the same time last year, reflecting a 40 percent increase.
“We have also seen an increase in the number of new exhibitors as 18 percent of the 359 direct exhibitors who have confirmed participation will be participating for the first time. This is, to us pleasing because it is indicative of an improved trading environment and commitment to re-engage with the international community,” said Ndlovu.

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Urban Infrastructure Investment forum set for ZITF

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade (ZITF) will this year play host to an Urban Infrastructure Investment forum which will see stakeholders in infrastructure, investment and economic development spheres coming together to map out strategies to guide the regeneration of key infrastructure sub-sectors.