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Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

Pro g re ss th ro u g h in n ovat i o n

The 55th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Multi - Sectoral International Exhibition

55 years of innovation


ZITF 2014 is the 55th consecutive Trade Fair to be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZIEC) in Bulawayo. It provides a platform for exhibitors and business visitors from Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to network, explore new markets and new ideas for continued economic prosperity. ZITF is recognised by the following organisations:

2014 Focus Sectors

Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimtrade, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Investment Authority, Bulawayo Agricultural Society, Ministry of Regional Integration and International Co-operation.

ZITF 2014 will feature the following product groups, among others: • Machinery and expertise for infrastructure development (energy, road, rail, water and sanitation) • Manufacturing ideas, processes and equipment for innovation • Automation and supplies for agro-processing • Knowledge and services relevant to education and tourism • Equipment and innovation to advance ICT development

Expo Diary

Product Groupings

Hall 1: Agriculture, automotive, consumer goods and electrics Hall 2: Civic and public sector Hall 2a: Health-related exhibits, insurance and pharmaceuticals Hall 3: A’sambeni (leisure, travel and recreation), Scholastica (education careers and training), cosmetics and toiletries Hall 4: PakPrint (plastics, packaging, printing, stationery), business services, consumer goods, chemicals, non-manufacturing, clothing/textiles, leather ware/ footwear and IT/hi-tech Hall 5: Ultim8 Home (home improvements, furniture, interior decor) External sites: Agriculture, automotive, light/heavy industry and mining.

6 - 8 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 9 - 10 May

Three exclusive business days International Business Conference ZITF Charity Golf Challenge ZITF 2014 Official Opening Ceremony Two days open to the general public

Concurrent Exhibitions and Shows Dates 6 - 10 May 6 - 10 May 6 - 10 May 6 - 10 May 6 - 10 May

A’sambeni - Africa tourism and travel expo PakPrint - Packaging and printing industry exhibition Scholastica - Education, careers and training expo Ultim8 home - Home improvement expo Bulawayo Agricultural Show

ZITF 2013 Fast Facts


Nations exhibited: Botswana, Brazil, The People’s Republic of China, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa , Tanzania and Zambia.

Over 88,000 people admitted - 51,000 business visitors and 37,000 non-business visitors. International visitors came from: Angola, Botswana, Canada, The People’s Republic of China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, United States of America and Zambia.

166 534 700 94%

Foreign exhibitors

Local exhibitors

Total exhibitors

Space occupied

ZITF 2013 Survey Snap-Shot Exhibitor profile • Profile by job function - 64% hold senior-to-middle-level management positions • Top product sectors - education and training, clothing, Government departments, building and construction, business services, transport, agricultural business and water development, tourism • Top reasons for participation - advertise the company, promote brand recognition and develop new markets.

What exhibitors said

88% 87% 83% 83% 71% 61% 59%

will recommend ZITF 2014 to other companies will be at ZITF 2014 established prospects for future sales met their target visitors and established new links conducted a fair to considerable amount of inter-exhibitor trade achieved their set marketing objectives rated the organisation of the show as being good to excellent

Business visitor profile • Profile by job function - sales and marketing 26% , executive management 20%. • Decision-making authority - decision-makers 47%, advisory capacity 32%. • Top sectors of interest - services, manufacturing, agriculture and wholesale/ retail industry. • Top reasons for visiting - networking, new ideas, new trends and markets. What business visitors said

73% 75% 90% 94%

met the relevant market leaders in their product focus groups found that their fields of interest were comprehensively represented will visit ZITF 2014 will recommend ZITF to their business peers

Tourism with responsibility & reward

Exhibitor profile

A’sambeni Africa Tourism and Travel Expo has been running for 15 years at the ZIEC. It is the country’s premier tourism exhibition showcasing the best of Zimbabwe’s domestic tourism industry.

With the global move towards sustainable and responsible tourism, there has also been a rise in the eco-tourist who is environmentally conscious as well as interested in helping in the economic development of local communities via the local tourist industry.

Visitor profile

Corporate travel decision makers, potential investors, business travellers and holiday makers. Register on-line to visit A’sambeni 2014 at

Focus sectors • •

We are inviting a cross-section of exhibitors to participate in A’sambeni to showcase traditional tourism, eco-tourism, community-based tourism and travel.

For stand bookings and enquiries: email

Did you know?

The main tourist attractions in Zimbabwe are : Victoria Falls, Kariba, Great Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park, Eastern Highlands, Mana Pools, Nyanga National Park, Matobo National Park, Gonarezhou National Park, Chinoyi Caves. For pre and post-show tour packages: email

Accommodation & resorts (Hotels, motels, guest houses, safari lodges, caravan and camping parks, national parks and resorts) Adventure holidays (Hiking, climbing, bungee, kayaking, sailing, flying, hot air ballooning), Special-interest holiday experiences (Riding, birding, angling, art dealers, music/ theatre groups, craft workshops, hunting and safari.) Transport and travel (air, train, coach, car hire, travel accessories, travel guides and magazines) Supporting services (Travel agents, tour operators, national tourist authorities)

A’sambeni is recognised by the Government of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism.

Innovation, Efficiency, Sustainability Now in its 17th year, PakPrint is Zimbabwe’s only packaging-and printing Industry exhibition. It brings together players from the printing and packaging sectors and associated industries. PakPrint 2014 will feature the latest technologies which promote efficiency, reduction of waste, recycling and eco-friendly production.

Exhibitor profile Exhibitors are invited for the following products: • Packaging machines, equipment, materials, devices and systems • Ready-made packaging • Measuring tools and devices • Material-handling machines, equipment and systems • Warehouse devices, machines and equipment, storing systems, transport and shipping • Complimentary services: books and magazines, contract packaging, consultants, software • Machinery and equipment for printing, labelling, binding, laminating and stamping • Design software, digital media, desktop and electronic publishing • Recycling technology For stand bookings and enquiries: email

Business visitor profile The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to interact with a buying audience of representatives from manufacturers, trade companies and service providers including: • Agri-industries • Manufacturing: food and beverages; chemical products; consumer goods; cosmetics; electronics; industrial products; pharmaceutical products • Retailers, wholesalers and distributors • Education, Government and related trade associations • Machinery and output importing, dealing and distribution • Printing • Refrigeration and cold-storage systems • Services and consultancy: graphic and creative designers, financial institutions Register online at to visit PakPrint 2014

Developing technologies, Growing knowledge Running concurrently with ZITF 2014, Scholastica is an expo for continuous professional development focusing on education, careers and training. Scholastica is designed for all secondary and tertiary students, professional training institutions as well those bringing guidance and advice for personal and career development. Be sure to visit Scholastica 2014 ! If you are a high school or tertiary student, a recent graduate or someone seeking personal development and career advance then you will find Scholastica 2014 crucial. This expo will equip you with the tools and skills you need to take the necessary charge of your continuous professional development. Register online to visit Scholastica 2013 at

Expo Highlights:

Attend and participate in the interactive seminars and workshops designed to develop and progress you 6 - 10 May - Seminars and presentations for tertiary-level students and business professionals on entrepreneurship, career advancement and redirection from inspirational speakers. 6 - 10 May - Mini career-guidance workshops from industry experts. Plus! Schools can arrange group visits for their students to attend tailored workshops and tour the exhibition. For speaking slots and more information: contact

Who should exhibit? You are invited to participate in any of the following areas: Specialised equipment, clothing and accessories Software, computers, overhead projectors, audio-visual equipment, laboratory and chemistry equipment, memory training systems, school furniture and clothing, binders and laminators, scholastic stationery, musical requisites, sportswear and sport equipment, products/services for the disabled. Educational aids Educational toys and training aids, educational and training stimulators, publications and books. Training and consultancy services Corporate and industrial training programmes, technical skills training, personal development, workshops, vocational, academic and business training institutions, starting a business, business advice, financial planning, universities, colleges and technical schools. For stand bookings and enquiries: email


nnovation& Creativity do more with less

With a bit of innovation and creativity, you can make the most of your space using very little. At the 4 th edition of Ultim8 Home, Zimbabwe’s premier home improvement expo, you will find your inspiration. Whether you are looking for or providing products and services for planning, constructing, converting, extending or renovating homes and living spaces, Ultim8 Home will provide you with great ideas for your projects.

Visitor profile

This expo is for the home builder, contractor, project manager, retailer, renovator, property developer, interior designer, home owner, professional builder, artisan, architect, general public or if you simply have a keen interest and are looking to be inspired.

Register to visit by going to our website at

Exhibitor profile

We invite exhibitors providing solutions for renovating and decorating home interiors and outdoors including: • Mini showrooms to inspire kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms. • DIY demonstrations of indoor repairs, accessories, tools. • Advice and services for home improvement, project funding options, insurance cover,

Architecture and design, energyefficiency advice. Building accessories: lighting, flooring, doors, windows, paint, taps, sinks, tubs, showers, tiles, finishing’s, fittings. Outdoor features: gardening and landscaping, swimming pools, waterfalls and fountains, fish ponds, patios and decks. Eco-friendly options: energy efficiency products, solar products, heating, air conditioning,Refrigeration, alternative energy.

For stand bookings and enquires email

Facilities and services

2014 International Exhibition Calendar

Venue: The Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZIEC) in Bulawayo. • Exhibition area - 55,952m2 • Exhibition halls - 6 ranging from 1,200 to5,600 m2 • Crowd capacity - 45,000 people a day • Parking space capacity - 6,500 vehicles • Public transport - 2 taxi bays and bus parking bays • Hospitality - 4 restaurants, 7 fast-food outlets • Accommodation and travel bookings in partnership with Eco Logical Safaris

Zimbabwe’s Premier Packaging and Printing Industry Exhibition

Marketing: • Numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities • Complimentary Exhibitor’s Manual, Catalogue and business day invitations •  Business match-making service (online and face-to-face) • Mobile app for exhibition updates

Education, Careers and Training Exhibiton Incorporating Professional Training and Consultancy

Services: • Exhibitor training workshops • Modular stand and exhibiton furniture • Walk-on-packages

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Multi-sectoral International Exhibition 6 - 10 May 2014

African Tourism and Travel Expo

6 - 10 May 2014 (6 - 8 May Business Days)

6 - 10 May 2014 (6 - 8 May Business Days)

6 - 10 May 2014 (6 - 8 May Business Days)

Premier Home Improvement Expo

6 - 10 May 2014 (6 - 8 May Business Days)

Contact about options for custom-built stands to suit your marketing objectives. Mining, Engineering and Transport Exhibition

23 - 25 July 2014 (Business Days only)

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company Vision: To be the world’s first choice in offering innovative opportunities for social and business interaction. Mission: We delight our customers by delivering seamless service. Values: Professionalism, Teamwork, Passion, Innovation.


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Zitf 2014 Brochure  

New ideas to new heights. The ZITF 2014 advertising and promotional campaign is well underway with the theme of innovation taking centre sta...