The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show will now commence on Tuesday, September 28, instead of the previously scheduled Monday, September 27 , to allow exhibitors to finish preparations, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) chief executive, Dr Andrew Matibiri has confirmed.
Briefing journalists this morning, Dr Matibiri said there has been an increase in the participation of exhibitors.
“Space uptake to date is 50 500 square metres compared to 40 200 last year signifying an increase in confidence and increase in confidence in the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show as a centre for interaction between business and potential customers despite challenges that surround the effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic.”
“To date, we have received enquiries and confirmations from various countries but it must be noted that the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show focuses on local business.”
“Arrangements have been made to ensure that this is a high profile event,” he said.
Earlier this month authourities said all visitors and exhibitors to the show are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or else they will be required to produce a COVID-19 test certificate, with the test done no later than 48 hours before the start of the show.
Dr Matibiri also said there will be booths outside the park where visitors will get a free COVID-19 test while inside the park there will also be booths where vaccination against COVID-19 will be available for free.
What makes this year’s show unique is that exhibitors will have the opportunity to exhibit both physically and virtually, this will enable exhibitors to reach out to all people locally, regionally and internationally. – ZAS/Pindula/Herald