HARARE – Bulawayo’s premier business exhibition – the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair – has been postponed, again, to comply with Covid-19 level four national lockdown prevention protocols.
The trade fair was expected to open doors to exhibitors between August 23 and 25.
This is the third time for ZITF to be postponed as it was initially supposed to be held in May. It was moved to between July 20 and 23 but was rescheduled following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. It will now run from September 21 to 23. Traditionally, the trade fair is held towards the end of April.
In a statement yesterday, ZITF board chairman Busisa Moyo said Covid-19 prevention protocols have necessitated the postponement of the trade show case as the level 4 lockdown prevents intercity movements.
“Following the extension of the national level four lockdown announced by President Mnangagwa last week, the ZITF Company, Board and Management wishes to officially advise exhibitors, service providers, registered buyers, business visitors and other stakeholders of the decision to postpone the 2021 edition of the ZITF to 21-24 September 2021.”