May 3, 2013, 10:33 AM
The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is working vigorously to stage this year’s Trade Fair Gambia (TFG) in an exceptional fashion.
The theme for TFG 2014, which will be held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau from 1 to 16 March, is: “Building Partnerships through Inclusive Growth”.
According to GCCI Chief Executive Officer Alieu Secka, who spoke to The Point in a recent interview, “It is expected that the trade fair will attract the Gambian public and also visitors from the ECOWAS sub-region.”
He added that the trade fair will also attract businessmen and women, government officials, investors, consumers and tourists.
While calling on members of the private sector to fully partake in the trade fair, Mr Secka said participants will include agricultural enterprises, banking and financial services, clothing industry, construction industry, energy including renewable energy industry , science and technology innovations, international businesses, management services, manufacturing industry, Non-Governmental Associations, public enterprises, the Tourism Industry, and other interested partners.
The trade fair, which presents an opportunity for business and industry innovators to showcase their products and services and collaborate with one another, also allows entrepreneurs/businesses to explore investment opportunities.
CEO Secka said the objectives of the trade fair include also promoting the creation and growth of industries and enterprises, networking local enterprises with business opportunities at the international level, encouraging joint ventures, facilitating Public Private Partnerships, increasing intra-regional trade, and promoting ‘Made in Gambia’ products.
Side events, he hinted, will include Gambia Day/Food Festival, Senegal Day/ECOWAS Day, National Daily musical entertainment by Gambian Artist and a fashion show amidst exhibition of different kinds of products and services.