Rwanda Focus (Kigali)

6 August 2014

Rwanda: The 17th International Trade Fair Ends

The 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF), which has been taking place at Gikondo came to an end yesterday after two weeks. It attracted national and international exhibitors from fifteen countries, and an average 15,000 visitors per day (30,000 during weekends).

PSF chairman Benjamin Gasamagera said that the expo offered an excellent platform and business widow to manufactures and service providers, targeting to bring new investment in the country and expand businesses within the region and beyond.

Gasamagera added that the Expo has become professional and was an avenue for showcasing new and improved technologies.

Sectors that participated in this year's trade fair include telecommunication and IT, agricultural equipment, machinery, construction and housing, textile, clothing and garments, cultural and tourism items, handcrafts products, furniture, foods and beverages.

The Expo was organized by the Private Sector Federation (PSF) in partnership with the ministry of trade and industry and attracted some 330 exhibitors, 78 of them foreign ones.

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