The Malawi Confederation of Chambers and Industry (MCCI) has disclosed that many exhibitors have confirmed to participate in the 28th International Trade fair to be opened on May 17.
Speaking to members of the press on Friday, MCCI Chief Operations officer Chimwemwe Muhanga said this year’s trade fair has attracted more foreign exhibitors as compared to the previous fair.
Muhanga said that 164 companies have confirmed to exhibit, occupying 245 stands compared to 240 stands last year.
“Out of these, 15 are foreign companies from 7 countries and they have since confirmed their participation,” said Muhanga.
Among the countries that have confirmed is Poland with Trade and Investment slated to exhibit food products, medical equipment, and mining.
Other countries are Zimbabwe which will hold a stand with Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Kenya which will have craft products on the shelf.
India will be in the country with New India Electrical carrying electrical equipment for the fair in the commercial city of Blantyre.
Countries sharing borders with Malawi will also be present at the fair with Mozambique having Project Despachante and IPEX while Tanzania and Zambia are to have different brands of goods.
MCCI is set to give 16 awards to the exhibitors during the official opening of the fair as one way of promoting local as well as foreign companies.