The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has been described as playing a pivotal role in the resuscitation of the Zimbabwean economy.
As thousands from various sectors are set to descend on Bulawayo for the 58th edition of the ZITF from the 25th to the 29th of next month, stakeholders have been challenged to take advantage of the exhibition to promote the country as a way of improving the economy.
In her address during the chairperson’s high level stakeholder luncheon in Bulawayo, ZITF board chairperson Miss Ruth Ncube indicated the fair can be used as a key driver to the development of the economy.
The 2017 fair which will run under the theme, ‘Harnessing Linkages for Industrial Development’ is set to run concurrently with the Asambeni Africa Business Tourism Expo, Pakprint and Scholastica.
350 delegates are expected at this year’s ZITF International Business Conference before the official opening slated for the 28th of April.
Following a slump that had characterised the 2004-2009 era, the ZITF has been steadily improving with expectations of further growth in the coming years.