The Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) has received a major rearrangement to reflect its status. “The 47th DIFT will be unique as exhibitors are arranged per sectors and in single streets,” Mr Fortunatus Mhambe, Trade Promotion Acting Director at Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) said.
The fair, aka Saba Saba, for a long time, was not properly arranged as exhibitors were mixed up to trouble visitors for not locating specific pavilions by sector.
The fragmentation of pavilions left many visitors to fail to visit many pavilions. TanTrade is the chief organiser of the DITF.
For instance, all those who are under the mining sector umbrella will be along Madini Street. “A visitor needs to only find Mining Street and every exhibitor will be in that street.
“This street is a celebratory hoping to spark a dialogue that will alter the country’s perception of the mining industry,” Mr Mhambe.
The latest technological innovations will be showcased, along Madini Street, providing a glimpse into the future of mining.
Additionally, visitors will learn about national mining projects and have the opportunity to connect with potential investors and foreign direct investment.
“The pavilion will be an informative and transformative experience for all,” he said. Oil and gas will also have its pavilion where companies in the sector will exhibit, for instance, the production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG), to the establishment of processing plants and industries for the production of various by-products.
Also, the pavilion will display the development of chemical and petrochemical industries as well as other productions of chemicals and solvents.
He said there are many opportunities within the oil and gas industry. “The pavilion will provide insight into the development of the energy sector in the country through the business forum,” he said.
The pavilion will focus primarily on the oil and gas industry however, other exhibitors in the energy sector will participate as a way to convey the sector’s transition toward renewable energy and its implications for oil and gas, electricity, and environmental management. Building constructions and real estate streets will facilitate the flow of investment into the country by connecting investors and businesses.
Other segmented pavilions are environment, forest and beekeeping, agriculture, manufacturing and food processing, and food systems.
Likewise, an interesting pavilion is ICT. The exhibitors will illustrate the current state of the digital economy.
The ICT pavilion at Saba Saba will be hosting a variety of stakeholders involved in the digital economy, including financial institutions, fintech, programmers, agile project managers, and educational institutions.
Another is the film park pavilion. The visitors will be given a glimpse of how the arts, culture, and sports scene are developing in the country today.
TanTrade thought it best to rearrange the fair to enable hassle-free movement for the visitors to view some 3,250 local companies and 500 foreign companies’ pavilions.
On top of that, this year’s International Fair will have a special Sabasaba Expo Village 2023 which will offer a unique chance for local and international investors and authorities to meet in a natural setting to exchange ideas, opportunities, and potential solutions for promoting sectoral business growth and stability in the country.