ZITF Postponed to September

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, which was expected to roar into life next week has been postponed to September 21.

ZITF Board Chairman Mr Busisa Moyo in a press statement announced the postponement yesterday.

The postponement was necessitated by the extension of the Covid-19 induced National Lockdown which was announced by President Emerson Mnangagwa last week.

Part of the statement read, “Following the extension of the national Level4 lockdown announced by His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe Cde E.D. Mnangagwa last week, the ZITF Company Board & Management wishes to officially advise exhibitors, service providers, registered buyers, business visitors and other stakeholders of the decision to postpone the 2021 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair to 21-24 September 2021.”

“The decision to postpone the fair was reached with the approval of the Government of Zimbabwe and after consultation with a wide cross-section of stakeholders.

With the continued ban on intercity travel, it has been difficult for out-of-town exhibitors to effectively plan their participation and bring in their exhibits, particularly for those without Bulawayo offices. Consequently, postponing the trade show to September provides exhibitors with more time to adequately prepare for their participation without contravening national lockdown regulations,” the statement read.

The fair organisers have urged participants to take advantage of the extension to continue preparing their exhibitions, to ensure this year’s edition reaches and maintains the standards which have come to be associated with ZITF.

Mr Moyo said ensuring the safety at their events and venues remains at the top of the ZITF board and management’s agenda.