SWAITEX taking place in two weeks

The 7th Annual Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX), which will be taking place between 9 and 12 October at The Dome Swakopmund, was launched in Windhoek recently.

This year’s theme is “Promoting Intra-Regional Trade and Economic Integration”. SWAITEX aims through its expo to assist turning around the economic trajectory of Namibia for greater economic inclusion, job creation and diversification.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Charity Mwiya, who was also at the launch said this year marks a very crucial milestone for SWAITEX. The Expo is now in its 13th year of existence and had humble beginnings in an exhibition tent under the leadership of the former NCCI Swakopmund Branch Chairman, Heinrich Hafeni. Since its inception SWAITEX match opportunities with the right investors.
She further added there was a strategic redirection worked out for SWAITEX at an earlier strategic planning retreat. A part of the new strategy is that SWAITEX is now also a recognised international event.
This is due to the fact that NCCI have man-aged to engage many of its national corporate members who have generously come on board. Either as sponsors or resource experts to add more value to the vision of making SWAITEX the NCCI’s premier international platform for business connections and growth opportunities.
According to Mwiya, Namibia has been experiencing immense socio-economic challenges, and this has only added to NCCI’s resolve to create opportunities for the private sector, drive discussions on topics of economic growth problem areas in specific sectors, to deepen and strengthen the private sector’s regional trade relations and foster a new economic era that is both sustainable and beneficial to the business sector, Government and communities throughout Namibia.
As has been the case in previous years, SWAITEX has drawn interest from exhibitors across the country in various sectors such as housing, construction, retail, tourism, mining and renewable energy, agriculture, fishing, services related-industries, logistics & transport sectors. Exhibitors have a choice of stalls inside and outside THE DOME, incorporating the usual food and drink as well as entertainment to ensure a proper mix of tenants and attendees.

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