Apr 17, 2008, 6:21 AM
Over two hundred international and national exhibitors are expected in Banjul as the Gambia Chamber of Commerce prepares for this year's trade fair, scheduled to kick start this Saturday.
According to information gathered by our reporter, the investors, some of whom are already in Banjul, will come from Europe, Taiwan, Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Guinea-Bissau and other parts of the African continent.
The Fair, expected to run till the 25th November 2009, will avail the private sector to explore their business opportunities with the foreign exhibitors.
Addressing journalists at a press conference held at the GCCI head office along Kairaba Avenue, Ms. Beatrice Prom, GCCI Communications Officer, said the fair seeks to promote the businesses of the private sector and the Gambian business at large. She disclosed that up to 200 stalls have been already erected and completed and some international participants have already arrived ahead of the fair.
According to her, the objective of the trade fair is to provide a platform for joint ventures, to developed links between Gambian and international businesses and to draw public attention to the role of private sector among other important things.
Dilating on the categories of exhibitions, Ms. Prom disclosed that there are construction, design and architect, information and communication technology materials, manufacturing industries, fashion and design, agriculture, food production and processing, car dealers, services and other suppliers, financial services and tourism.
She revealed that main sponsors are Africell and Global Properties.