Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Business Reporter
THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has set new dates for its annual premier mining, engineering and transport exhibition, Mine Entra.
In a press statement ZITF Company public relations and marketing manager Ms Stella Nkomo said Mine Entra, which had been penciled for 18 to 20 July was now going to be held from 10 to 12 October to pave way for national events.
Although she did not mention the national events it is no doubt that the event was moved to pave way for the harmonized elections, which will be held on 30 July.
This year’s exhibition would be held under the theme, “Mineral Beneficiation: Catalyst for Economic Growth”.
“The ZITF Company would like to advise all its valued stakeholders that the 23rd edition of Zimbabwe’s largest and most prominent gathering of influential mining stakeholders, Mine Entra 2018, will now be held from October 10-12 and not as previously advertised. The change in timing was a result of wide, multi-stakeholder engagements which determined that a postponement was necessary to avoid clashing with other significant national events,” said Ms Nkomo.
The trade showcase runs concurrently with Mine Entra conferences such as the Small-Scale Miners’ Conference, Women in Mining Breakfast meeting, Young Professionals Forum, and the Mine Entra conference. In 2017, Mine Entra attracted more than 100 exhibitors who took more than 3 500 square metres of exhibition space and this year more exhibitors are expected in response to the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra popularized by the Government.