Buyers arrive for Sanganai/Hlanganani Expo
INTERNATIONAL buyers have started arriving in the country for the 2023 Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, scheduled to run in Bulawayo from October 12 to 14.
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) spokesperson, Mr Godfrey Koti, speaking from the Robert Mugabe International Airport yesterday said that preparations for this year’s edition were well underway, with the exhibitors’ registration deadline fast approaching.
With over 300 exhibitors already registered, the ZTA has confirmed the participation of approximately 31 regional tourism companies from six countries, including Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Burundi, and Rwanda.
“We’re excited to receive the first batch of our international buyers today here at the RGM International Airport. We’re looking forward to taking them on the pre and post expo tours,” he said.
“We’re delighted to present this grand three-day showcase, positioning Zimbabwe as an exceptional destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and leisure,” Mr Koti added.
“Through this expo, we strive to showcase the diverse possibilities and opportunities that Zimbabwe offers to individuals and businesses alike.”
Meanwhile, ZTA has called upon tourism stakeholders and service providers to leverage this unique platform by participating in the Sanganai/Hlanganani expo.
It said businesses can establish connections with international buyers, forge strategic partnerships, and enhance the visibility of their offerings in the global market.
Interested stakeholders and service providers are encouraged to promptly register to secure their participation in this exclusive event, as the deadline is rapidly approaching, said Mr Koti.
Among the key events for the expo will be the buyers and media cocktail on Thursday, investment forum on the following day and the public day family fun day on Saturday.
The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo is an annual event held in Zimbabwe, showcasing the country’s vast tourism potential.
This expo attracts a wide range of local and international exhibitors, industry professionals, and visitors interested in exploring Zimbabwe’s unique attractions and investment opportunities.