2019 Swakopmund SME expo attracts more exhibitors

14 Sep 2019 18:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 14 SEP (NAMPA) - The number of exhibitors to partake in the 2019 Swakopmund mini Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Expo has increased to 250 from 150 exhibitors in 2018.
The event which is slated for 26 to 29 September, aims to create a platform for Namibia’s SMEs to promote and market their products and services to different business industries, as well as the public.
Event planner and entrepreneur Nangula Nashandi during the launch of the second edition of the expo here Friday, said that apart from presenting a highly effective showcase for exhibitors active in the SME sector, the organisers also aim to expand and host the exhibition annually.
“The expo hosts exhibits by local, regional and international exhibitors and also features self-made products in Namibia,” she added.
This year, the National Youth Council, she noted has also collaborated with the expo by funding an additional 70 stalls worth N. dollars 280 000 to be occupied by exhibitors from within Swakopmund and across the country.
Nashandi pointed out that the expo aims on attracting more exhibitors from across the borders next year.
Other sponsors include First National Bank, who pledged N.dollars 20 000, Infinity Lounge N.dollars 10 000, Intercity Namibia N.dollars 3000, Telecom Namibia who will provide free wifi for the duration of the expo, among others.