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GCCI holds International Trade Fair tomorrow

Mar 6, 2015, 11:01 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The ground is set for the International Trade Fair Gambia (TFG) to be held tomorrow at the Independence Stadium in Bakau under the theme: “Supporting Sustainable Enterprises: The Gambia @ 50.”

Organised by the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) with strategic partners, the fair will bring together buyers and sellers as it provides a platform for products and services to be showcased at the stadium.

There will be various goods and services on exhibition in about 250 stalls occupied by both local and international participants. The local participants include businesses and entrepreneurs in the construction industry, agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing, tourism, banking and financial services, management services, NGOs, public enterprises, among others.

The national trade fair is always known to be a successful gathering of various entrepreneurs, and it has been very effective in promoting the growth of the enterprises and industries involved.

It has also built meaningful networks between local enterprises and international investors, as well as facilitate joint ventures and promote Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

“The GCCI organized its first national trade fair in 2003 with 88 local and 4 international exhibitors. By TFG 2014, the exhibitors had increased to 257 with 37,700 visits from 1st to 16th March 2014, with participants from 15 different nationalities from Africa and Asia,” GCCI CEO Alieu Secka said, adding: “TFG 2015 is expected to go a notch higher.”