Let’s recapitalise our industries: Chiwenga

Let’s recapitalise our industries: Chiwenga

By Daniel Chigundu VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has called on the private sector to collaborate with government in an effort to recapitalise the country’s ailing industries. Most industries across the country but more specifically in Bulawayo have reportedly closed or scaled down on operation due to a difficult operating environment which made locally made products uncompetitive both in and outside Zimbabwe. Addressing delegates at the 12 edition of the International Business Conference which took place on the sidelines of the on-going 59th edition of Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, Chiwenga said…

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Mupfumira hosts tour operators in Dubai …commits to strengthen tourism relations

Mupfumira hosts tour operators in Dubai …commits to strengthen tourism relations

By Daniel Chigundu TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira hast promised UAE and India tour operators that she is committed to strengthening tourism business relationships. Addressing the tour operators and other business people during a cocktail dubbed “cocktails and conversations” held at the rooftop of the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai at the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market, the Minister said she is aware that Zimbabwe has not been active on that market. “I would like to commit myself and my entire ministry to seriously strengthen our tourism…

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We need more international exhibitions: ZTA

We need more international exhibitions: ZTA

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) has called on businesses and associations to bid for more international exhibitions such as the ZITF so that the country can realise many benefits from Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE). According to tourism experts, Zimbabwe has various MICE opportunities owing to its facilities dotted around the country and tourist attraction centres but has not realised much of the opportunities. ZTA, however, created the National Convention Bureau to take charge of MICE business and a lot of work has been undertaken in terms…

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Happy Sky Diapers still the best: Sakala

Happy Sky Diapers still the best: Sakala

By Daniel Chigundu DIAPER and sanitary ware manufacturing concern Refreshing Sanitary Pads says its products which are locally manufactured are still the best on the market despite competition from imports. In an interview at the on-going Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), company general manager Collen Sakala attributes their product success to experience and customer feedback. “We are still the leading brand in terms of diapers, we know what customers want and in the past years we have been improving our diapers so we have good standard diapers the only issue…

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Marelli charmed by good response

Marelli charmed by good response

By Daniel Chigundu SHOE designing and manufacturing firm Marelli which returned to Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) after a two-year-absence says they have already been charmed by the response they have received so far. Marelli manufactures and supplies various types of male and female shoes to most shoe retailers across the country which has seen it curving its name into the sector. In an interview at the on-going 59th edition of ZITF which kicked off on Monday, company marketing executive Shylet Mugugu said they are now working on reclaiming their…

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Indonesia wants to strengthen economic ties

Indonesia wants to strengthen economic ties

By Staff Reporter INDONESIA’S Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellence Dr Partogi J. Samosir says his country loves Africa and is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the continent and especially with Zimbabwe. With over 270 million citizens, making it the world’s fourth most populous nation, Indonesia is the also world’s 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing parity and its average economic growth from 2007 to 2017 has been about 5.7 percent the third highest in the world. Indonesia is also a member of the G-20. Speaking at the on-going…

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SMEs Expo draws interest

SMEs Expo draws interest

By Daniel Chigundu  SMES International Expo which is exhibiting in Hall 4 at the 59th edition of Zimbabwe International Trade Fair has drawn a lot of interest with people making booking enquiries. The expo is scheduled for 17-20 October at the Harare International Conference Centre and organisers have promised that this year’s edition will be bigger in size and quality of exhibitions. In an interview expo founder Blessing Magenga said she is overwhelmed by the response she has seen so far since the start of ZITF, adding that it’s a…

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ZITF kicks-off on a high note

ZITF kicks-off on a high note

By Daniel Chigundu THE 59th edition of the annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has kicked off today with many exciting programs lined-up for the five-day show. ZITF which is scheduled to run from the 24th to the 28th of April comes at a time when Zimbabwe is in a transition following the successful removal of former President Robert Mugabe through Operation Restore Legacy in November paving the way for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Since his inauguration on November 24, 2017, President Mnangagwa has made it clear that Zimbabwe is open…

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ZITF 2017 product mix impressive

ZITF 2017 product mix impressive

By Staff Reporter THE 58TH edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) exhibition managed to attract a wide range of participants from various sectors of the economy. According to the 2017 post exhibition report, the participation of local and international demonstrated the growing statue of the exhibition. “The product mix was impressive, ranging from chemicals, pharmaceuticals, clothing, textiles, ICT, office equipment, audio-visual equipment, hi-tech, consumer goods, cosmetics, manufacturing equipment, education and training, electrical engineering, electronics, energy provision and distribution (electric, hydro, solar, thermal, wind), finance and banking, business services…

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Gadgets galore at ZITF …as telecom firms rekindle products battle

Gadgets galore at ZITF …as telecom firms rekindle products battle

By Staff Reporter PLAYERS in the country’s telecommunication sector are set to renew their products rivalry at this year’s 59th edition of Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) which begins today. Over the years, telecoms companies fronted by the three mobile telecommunication service providers Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Telecel Zimbabwe and NetOne have used the annual exhibition to outdo each other in attracting crowds to their exhibition stands. The companies have tried every trick in and outside the book to ensure they draw people their side by either dishing out free handsets,…

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