The private sector federation has called on exhibitors and visitors to maximize on the numerous opportunities offered by the Made in Rwanda Expo that has attracted more than 400 exhibitors.
The 5th edition of the Made in Rwanda Expo was officially opened today by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya M. Hakuziyaremye, and will run until the 4th of December.
Compared to past Expo editions, this year’s Made in Rwanda Expo has a myriad of products on display, from cars and motorbikes assembled in Rwanda to phones that are manufactured in the country.
According to Private Sector Federation (PSF), 410 exhibitors have registered to participate in this year’s Expo but this number is expected to increase. The exhibitors come from different sectors including manufacturing, ICT, construction, clothing and textile, agro-processing among others.
The PSF advised the exhibitors against the hiking prices of their products saying this is a turn-off for potential clients.
A number of exhibitors we spoke to said that the Made in Rwanda Expo is an opportunity for them to not only sell their products but also network with other industry players.
The Gikondo Expo Grounds was abuzz with activity when RBA visited the site yesterday as exhibitors put last-minute finishes on their exhibition stands in preparation for today’s official opening.
The Made in Rwanda campaign was initiated in 2015 with the aim of reducing the trade deficit in the country and promoting local manufacturing.