ZITF 2014 scheduled for 22 – 26 April 2014 will be the 55th consecutive Trade Fair to be held in the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre. In May 1960 the first “Central Africa Trade Fair” was launched in this site
that has been used as a venue for trade and/or agricultural shows since 1899.
The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair is the largest intra-regional trade fair South of the Sahara. An annual exhibition which offers exposure to both trade and public visitors, the multi-sectoral, multi-national expo provides the largest, most convenient trade hub in the region. Its location in Bulawayo, the centre of Southern Africa, is at the crossroads of the regional trade and transportation routes.
Its extensive, 17-hectare permanent exhibition centre offers over 58 000 sq.m of developed exhibition space.
ZITF and the specialised exhibitions hosted annually at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre provide ideal venues at which to meet the deal-makers and the new industrialists first-hand.
2014 Expo Diary
22-24 April Three exclusive business days
23 April The annual International Business Conference with renowned local and international speakers
24 April ZITF Golf Challenge, a high profile, charity golf day
25 April ZITF 2014 Official Opening Ceremony
25 – 26 April Two days open to the general public
2014 Theme: New Ideas to New Heights
The following product groups are invited:-
Equipment, expertise for agricultural development
Machinery and goods for infrastructural development
Machinery and goods for value-addition in mining, manufacture, tourism
Machinery and goods for ICT development
Consultancy services and products for energy and water provision
Investment in agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacture
Product Categories at ZITF
Agricultural/ Irrigation Equipment/ Water Engineering/ Ecological Management/ Livestock Management
Agricultural Produce/ Arboriculture/ Horticulture/ Fisheries
Arts And Crafts
Automotive/ Garage Equipment/ Transport : Aviation, Boating, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Rail, Vehicles
Building/ Construction/ Civil Engineering/ Hardware
Business Services: Advertising, Banking, Finance, Business Management, Consultancy, Courier Services, Exhibitions /Congresses, Franchising, Industrial Design, Insurance, Investment, Property Management, Securities, Subcontracting/Export Promotion, Investment, Research and Development.
Clothing/ Textiles/ Haberdashery/ Upholstery/ Production Machinery Equipment
Children’s Nursery Goods
Computers/ Informatics/ Office Equipment/ Audio-Visual Equipment/Hi-Tech/ Communication Systems (Media, Networks)
Consumer Goods/ Gift Items/ Jewellery/ Accessories
Cosmetics/ Toiletries/ Hairdressing
Distributors And Wholesalers
Electrical Engineering/ Electronics
Food/ Food Processing/ Beverages/ Catering
Furniture/Interior Decorating/Wood Products/Household Equipment
Light And Heavy Engineering/ Tools/Pneumatic Equipment
Leisure / Tourism / Sport / Outdoor Living
Energy (Electric, Hydro, Solar, Thermal, Wind): Production, Equipment, Distribution
Mining /Minerals Processing /Geology
Public Services (Culture And Conservation, Education and Training, Government, Medical, Health)
Packaging/ Labelling/ Bottling
Paper Products /Publishing /Printing / Stationery /Graphic Art (Petro) Chemicals / Pharmaceuticals / Medical, Laboratory And Scientific Products, Instruments & Equipment
Plastics / Rubber / Glassware/ Porcelain/ Crockery
Refrigeration /Air-Conditioning /Heating
Tourism and Hospitality
Exhibit at or visit ZITF in Bulawayo because:
ZITF is situated in Bulawayo a city run by one of the most efficient local authorities in Southern Africa, which would facilitate investment in the City after a successful participation in ZITF.
Bulawayo is the central hub for rail, road and air services, making both exhibiting, imports and investment easier. The City of Bulawayo is situated close to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia which offers excellent and economical export opportunities.
ZITF benefits from the city’s substantial infrastructure for industry, commerce and services.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers businesses that are established in Bulawayo excellent Research and Development facilities and a pool of well-trained graduates. ZITF works with NUST to source speakers and skills for its various conferences and workshops.
While at ZITF participants can take advantage of the proximity of the Matobo Hills with its incredible collection of ancient rock paintings. Also Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park with its exceptional wild life and
Khame Ruins to do some spectacular sight-seeing.
Bulawayo is the central major city in the Trans-Limpopo initiative – an economic corridor which runs from Polokwane In the Limpopo Province of South Africa to Victoria Falls. Many ZITF visitors and exhibitors come from the corridor, offering excellent investment opportunities.
The future implementation of water projects between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo will encourage the establishment of a variety of businesses, many of which will be looking for partnerships. ZITF has always been a fertile ground to find such links.
The Export Processing Zone of Bulawayo is constantly developing and is well represented at ZITF, looking for viable outlets and co-operation.
The population of the City of Bulawayo is rapidly expanding. This population needs services, employment and investment opportunities ( tourism, education, construction, hospitals, manufacturing, finance). What better place than ZITF to showcase what is on offer?
Please contact us for participation costs.
General managers abridged report on ZITF 2013
You can view the GM’s report by clicking here.
We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in ZITF 2014.