Ongwediva Trade Fair attracts 25 international exhibitors

The 2019 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) starts this Friday with 451 exhibitors, of which 25 are international exhibitors, expected to partake in the show.

A total of 450 exhibitors and 84 858 visitors participated in the OATF of last year. Speaking at a media briefing here on Tuesday, Ongwediva Town's Corporate Communications Officer, Jackson Muma said international exhibitors are from countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Japan, Germany, America and Indonesia.

This year's show is to be hosted under the theme: Fostering Economic Growth through Innovation.

The event serves as an important platform for entrepreneurs to exhibit unique products and services, Muma told journalists, adding that it is expected of all stakeholders to ensure that innovation is central during this year's show.

The OATF also provides an opportunity for both local and international investors to meet and partner up.

President HageGeingob has been invited to officially open the nine-day 2019 OATF on Saturday, the same day an international boxing between Mika Shonena and Youli Dong from China will be hosted at the show grounds under the patronages of the MTC Nestor Sun Shine Boxing Academy

According to Muma, the boxing event is titled: The battle: Namibia vs China. He went on to say the boxing (WBO title) between Shonena and Dong, as well as the Indongo Ford-organised 4x4 trading (test driving), makes the OATF of this year unique.

Ongwediva Town Council is hosting the OATF for the 20th this time around.

Source: Namibia Press Agency