The 2016 Expo that kicked off on July 27th in Kigali was expected to end on August 10th, 2016 but it has been extended by one day, according to the Private Sector Federation.
Stephen Ruzibiza, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) has told IGIHE that extending the Expo to 11th August 2016 is a way of trying to establish whether the Expo will be attended in case the usual 14 exhibition days are extended in the future.
“Exhibition can last one moth or six months in foreign countries like China and Italy. We also want to gauge whether it can be emulated and familiarized. We inform exhibitors to continue their activities as usual since Expo days have been extended,” he said.
He explained that next Expos will be extended following outcomes of this years’ exhibition extension noting that at least 10,000 clients attended this year’s Expo per day but final figures will be established at the closure.
The 2016 Expo has drawn much attention for exhibiting Made in Rwanda products.
The 2016 Expo which kicked off on July 27th, 2016 was attended by 419 exhibitors among who 271 are Rwandans while 147 are foreigners from 19 countries.