Consumer fair: Youth and women exhibitors dominate

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 30 August 2016   |   By Kabelo Adamson
One of the exhibitors and the Chief judge Neo Maruapula [insert] One of the exhibitors and the Chief judge Neo Maruapula [insert]

The on-going consumer fair which started on Monday has attracted mostly youth entrepreneurs and women exhibitors, said Neo Maruapula, the fair chief judge. Briefing the media on Tuesday afternoon just before a guided tour of the fair, Maruapula said this year they have seen a rise in a number young people and women exhibitors. She said they have also seen some improvements with regard to the quality of exhibits, explaining that people have put an effort even on the makeup of their stalls. According to the chief judge, the fair has seen growth with the youth exhibitors coming with diverse ideas, saying with such the exhibitors would be able to compete globally. The consumer fair, which is the 11th edition and would run until Sunday, has attracted a good number of foreign exhibitors, Maruapula said. The fair - held under theme ‘it’s more than just shopping’ - has more than 500 exhibitors showcasing their products and services with international exhibitors coming from 14 different countries.