Botswana: Expo to Promote Tourism Sector

| July 15, 2016

Ngamiland International Trade and Agricultural Expo coordinator, Mr Boyce Sekgoma has appealed to entrepreneurs and the community at large to participate in this year's show scheduled for July 27-30 at Matshwane Show ground.

He said this year's expo has many exciting developments which could benefit both entrepreneurs and the exhibitors.

"Big companies from Gaborone and Francistown had shown interest to take part in the exhibition.

This will give small entrepreneurs and other exhibitors a platform to network and learn new things, develop new markets and establish new contacts," he said.

He explained that the show has added a new dimension of interest which entails business networking lunch and some workshops on various topics before the official opening.

Mr Sekgoma said given the challenges faced by the district such as livestock diseases, human/wildlife conflict, the show seeks to address such issues by inviting experts in different fields to share ideas which may have lasting solutions.

He also noted that since Ngamiland is a tourism hub, they have made some arrangements with boat cruise and game drive operators to offer their services for the participants to appreciate the beauty of the district.

"We also intend to make arrangements with the scenic flight operators as these activities are meant to promote tourism sector," he said

Other exciting activities includes campsite for people in need of accommodation, horse racing, football tournament, beauty pageant and live music from local artists.

The coordinator revealed that they had also re-branded the exhibition booths as this time around they would be using marquee tents fully carpeted.

The theme of this year's expo is 50/50 creating a platform economic development and diversity beyond 2016.

The theme is in line with celebration of this year's independence celebration and it calls for economic independence amongst Batswana.

For years the country relied much on assistance from other countries and the theme aims to preach the message of reducing dependency syndrome," said Mr Sekgoma.

However, Mr Sekgoma revealed that they had not secured a sponsor for the event but assured the public that the event would continue. Preparations are at an advanced stage and stalls are on sale for people who want to showcase their products.

Source: Botswana Daily News

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