Rwanda trade fair underway and online
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 3, 2011, 1:22 p.m.
For the first time, Rwanda’s International Trade Fair is live online.
The 14th annual RITF, which opened in at the Gikondo Expo Ground in Kigali on 29 July, will run until 10 August.
It is run through a partnership between the Private Sector Federation and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The event is expected to attract around 200 000 visitors, and has participants from 17 countries from Africa and Asia, with 172 foreign and 314 local exhibitors from the ICT, manufacturing, finance, tourism, handcraft, construction and housing sectors.
The chairperson of PSF, Faustin Mbundu, said at the opening of this year’s expo: “The trade fair and exhibition park is of great importance to Rwanda as a nation. A well organised trade fair and exhibition park will provide a substantial base for employment, growth and development.”
A live feed of the expo can be found at the event portal, www.expowranda.com
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