Over 2,000 exhibitors for Dar international trade fair as preps gather pace

Monday June 19 2017

By Alfred Zacharia @TheCitizenTz azacharia@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. Over 2,000 exhibitors from different countries have so far confirmed to take part in the next edition of the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) scheduled to start on June 28 to July 8, this year.

Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), which coordinates the annual exhibitions, says it expects to receive more exhibitors as preparations are going on well.

However, TanTrade public relations officer, Ms Theresia Chilambo, asked small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to participate in the fair famously known as Saba Saba, to showcase their products and services through this international business forum.

“SMEs are more targeted in this 41st edition of the Saba Saba exhibitions,” she told The Citizen.

“We have not verified to understand the real numbers of SMEs but we see they are responding more positively compare to past years,” she said.

She said the preparations for the exhibition started since a week ago.

The fair will involve several sectors especially: agro-industry, agri-food, building and construction machinery, energy and environment, water treatment and food machines, appliances and household appliances, medical equipment and others.