MASVINGO- Two hundred international and local exhibitors are expected to showcase their services and products at the second edition of the Masvingo Business Expo.
The show runs from Thursday to Friday this week at Flamboyant, a Regency Group Hotel under the theme: Masvingo Investing Hub towards Vision 2030.
Provincial Director of Economic Affairs and Investments and chairperson of the expo, Clever Chingwara confirmed the dates to The Mirror.
He said the Minister of industry and Commerce Sithembiso Nyoni is the guest of honour.
“The objective of this expo is to highlight investment opportunities in the province and to present an opportunity for investors to articulate challenges they are facing in investing in the Province.
“Stands are US$30 for Small Enterprises (SMEs), US$50 for Medium Enterprises and US$250 for corporates. The expo is organised by the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) for Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (Masvingo Chapter), Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises. It is organised under the Public, Private Partnership (PPP) and Total Engagement concepts (TEC),” he said.
Last year’s edition was held at the same hotel and officially by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Anxious Masuka.
Sponsors of this year’s edition include Byword Motors, Masvingo City Council, Doczine and Flamboyant Hotel.
“The Expo will be different from the previous one because it will provide a platform for local and international investors to interface with local authorities, policy makers and Investment Facilitating Agencies,” he said.
Chingwara added that the event organisers are partnering with the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA), Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ), ZimTrade, Standard Association of Zimbabwe, Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA), and Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) among others.