EXHIBITION AND TRADE FAIRS

Trade fairs can be explained as an exhibition that is organized so as companies from either a specific or different industry can showcase and demonstrate their products or service. In most case trade fairs are very essential as they give room for different MSME’s to showcase their business to different interested parties at a short period of time.

Importance of exhibitions and trade fairs

Exhibition and trade fairs can be important because entrepreneurs can:-

• Have a platform to present goods and services
In this, one can have a place where different goods and services are placed so as different people can view them. Due to that, a trade fair can be a valuable platform where entrepreneurs can present their goods.

• Conduct an analysis of competitors
Another advantage that entrepreneurs can have is an analysis of the market. In this, due to the presence of different entrepreneurs with either same or different businesses, one can have an opportunity to perform a closer analysis of the competitors through watching them and their products during the time of exhibition.

• Have an opportunity to study the market
Apart from assessing the competitor, entrepreneurs can also have a chance to assess the market. In this, during the exhibition process, one can look at the market in terms of needs and preferences, which can all be essential in the improvement of goods and services that are provided by an entrepreneur.

• Establish the presence of different opportunities
Lastly, visiting or participating in trade fairs is also important way of discovering different opportunities that are available. In this, one can have a chance to meet different other entrepreneurs which in turn can create a room for business deals or other unexploited opportunities that can be beneficial for the business.

Things to consider when in need of attending a trade fair

• Nature of the trade fair
One must be aware of what will be the theme underlying the proposed fair. In this, one must be aware of the theme so as to know the actual goods and services to send to the exhibition.

• Costs involved in participation
Cost of participation is also important as it allows an entrepreneur to calculate the actual benefits that can be generated through participation in such act. The reason behind this is to avoid losses that can results due to participation in such fairs. Before participation, one must make sure the participation will have a positive impact on the performance of the business.

• Necessary documents required
In most case, participation in these fairs and exhibition usually demands the submission of various documents essential for the identification of the business. In this, such documents can include: Nature of the business; Accessories you are carrying; and Employees visiting. Due to this, one needs to be aware of these documents required before enrolling into the exhibition.

• Location of the trade fairs
Lastly is the location of trade fair or exhibition. This is a very important item to note, as one needs to have in place logistics arrangement so as to take the exhibition materials to the agreed location. Knowing the location will be essential, as one will plan the overall process that will be involved to get the materials in place and again bring them back to business location.

41st Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF)

The Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) also known as Saba Saba Day takes place annually at the Mwalimu J.K.Nyerere Trade Fair Grounds. It is located along Kilwa Road, IN Dar es Salaam.

19th INDUSMACH Africa 22-24 AUG 2017

The 19th INDUSMACH 2017 – International Trade Exhibition on Industrial Products, Equipment & Machinery is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania. The exhibition attracts exhibitors from more than 20 countries and visitors from all over East & Central Africa, thus giving exhibitors an excellent opportunity to explore several countries at one time. Over the past few years, Tanzania has emerged as a major regional trade centre. This is mainly due to the very friendly and businesslike atmosphere it offers to foreign investors and products. Duties are considerably low and re-exports to neighboring countries are either very low or exempted.

20th FOODAGRO Africa 22-24 AUG 2017

The 20th FOODAGRO 2017 – International Trade Exhibition on Food, Hotel & Kitchen is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, concurrently held with East Africa Trade Exhibition (EAITE). The exhibition attracts exhibitors from more than 30 countries and visitors from all over East & Central Africa, thus giving exhibitors an excellent opportunity to explore several countries at one time.

Over the past few years, Tanzania has emerged as a major regional trade centre. This is mainly due to the very friendly and businesslike atmosphere it offers to foreign investors and products. Duties are considerably low and re-exports to neighboring countries are either very low or exempted.

24th to 26th March 2017

Commercial Farm Africa is a 2 day event being held from 14th March to 15th March 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This event showcases products like Innovative technologies to drive farm productivity & access to markets, Improving soil health & nutrients management, financing Agri projects & options and much more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry industry.

24th to 26th March 2017

Commercial Farm Africa is a 2 day event being held from 14th March to 15th March 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This event showcases products like Innovative technologies to drive farm productivity & access to markets, Improving soil health & nutrients management, financing Agri projects & options and much more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry industry.