Preparation at the National Stadium for this year’s trade exhibition is in earnest, as more than 300 participants in the country, Africa and the world are in readiness to showcase not only their talents in the area of arts and crafts but other impressive business ventures will be at public disposal.
Organised by the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Chamber, Gladys Strasser-King noted that the Fair will be conducted this year showing a lot of difference to those of previous years. One of which she said is the opportunity for about twenty participants to take part in the London 2014 Expo. This will be achieved if 20 participants meet the trade benchmark that will be set by the chamber during the course of the exhibition. Having spent huge sums of money to host the fair, Madam Strasser-King said that lots of new measures have been put in place to ensure an interesting trade exhibition as participants will be coming from Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Togo, Mali and Bangladesh among others, who will be introducing mostly for the first time, arts and crafts and other products distinctively made in those countries.
She said that plans to further modernize the fair have seen the construction of booths that had not existed in previous exhibitions, among which is the Medical Booth that is going to be sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and London Mining Company.
Head of Event Management, Dr. Julius Spencer of Premier Media Consultancy said that lots of modifications have been made for today’s exhibition in the area of security and convenience.
He reiterated that the usual entrance fee of Le 3,000 has been maintained to ensure that every Sierra Leonean has access to the exhibition. However, he insisted that the fee is valid only for one entrance and it is not applicable when one goes out of the premise of the fair.
Friday March 28, 2014