OATF attracts 25 international exhibitors

Exhibitors from as far as Japan to America will participate in this year’s Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair.

22 August 2019 | Business

The event serves as an important platform for entrepreneurs to exhibit unique products and services. – Jackson Muma, Spokesperson: Ongwediva town council

ONGWEDIVA – The 2019 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF), which starts tomorrow, has attracted 451 exhibitors, 5.5% of which are international.

A total of 450 exhibitors and 84 858 visitors participated in the 2018 OATF.

Addressing a media briefing here on Tuesday, the corporate communications officer at Ongwediva town council, Jackson Muma, said international exhibitors are from countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Japan, Germany, America and Indonesia.

This 20th annual trade fair will take place under the theme, “Fostering Economic Growth through Innovation”.

“The event serves as an important platform for entrepreneurs to exhibit unique products and services,” Muma told journalists, adding that it is expected of all stakeholders to ensure that innovation is central during this year’s show.

The OATF also provides an opportunity for both local and international investors to meet and partner up.

President Hage Geingob has been invited to officially open the nine-day 2019 OATF on Saturday, the same day the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) international fight between Mikka Shonena and Youli Dong from China will be hosted at the show grounds by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy.

According to Muma, the boxing event titled, “The battle: Namibia vs China”, as well as the Indongo Ford-organised 4x4 trading (test driving), will make the 2019 OATF unique. - Nampa

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