ZITF 2024 prioritises carbon emission reduction

By Online Desk

Organisers of the annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) say this year’s event will have some changes year, including higher parking charges and exclusive shuttle services, In a bid to foster sustainability and encourage healthier mobility options.
These initiatives are aimed at discouraging delegates from using their cars within the exhibition premises and to promote walking.
In an interview Industry and Commerce Permanent Secretary Dr. Thomas Wushe said the goal is to ease parking congestion and to significantly decrease the venue’s carbon emissions.

“By urging participants to use shuttle services from surrounding hotels, we address parking strains and cut down on pollution. We are encouraging attendees to experience the exhibition on foot which will enhance their visit,” said Dr. Wushe.
Meanwhile ZITF board chairperson Busisa Moyo highlighted the importance of this new development.

“Zimbabwe’s vibrant innovation sector has blossomed thanks to our national initiatives, aligning with our aspirations toward equitable development and prosperity,” noted Moyo.
Set to take place from Tuesday next week, at the ZITF Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo, the 64th ZITF edition will captivate attendees under the theme, “Innovation the Catalyst to Industrialisation and Trade.”
Kenyan President Dr William Ruto will officially open the ZITF where over 570 exhibitors have signed up, with 65 participating for the first time, and occupying over 97 percent of the available exhibition space.
The fair will feature international participants from 27 countries, including the United States, China, Germany, Belarus, Russia and the United Kingdom.
In addition to the trade fair, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga will host the opening of the ZITF Welcome Cocktail and the ZITF International Business Conference on April 24.
The event series will also include the ZITF Charity Golf Challenge, the ZITF Diplomats Forum, and the Connect Africa Symposium, bringing a vibrant array of activities to Bulawayo.

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