What to look out for in 26th Rwanda International Trade Fair

By Jane Babirye
On 27 July 2023 at 02:49

The 26th annual Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) organized by the Private Sector Federation (PSF), is now officially underway at its usual venue in Gikondo, a Kigali suburb. Running from July 26th to August 15th, 2023, the expo provides a remarkable platform for small, medium, and large entrepreneurs from Rwanda and across borders to showcase their merchandise to the general public.

Opportunity for employment

The expo presents an opportunity for the youth to gain employment, particularly from international exhibitors who require the assistance of locals to explain their services and products to customers. As international businesses participate in the event, this becomes a great chance for local youth to connect and work in a diverse business environment.

Diverse products and services

Upon entering the exhibition grounds, visitors are welcomed by an array of products and services of all kinds.

Among the notable exhibitors to look out for is Ultimate Developers Ltd (UDL), featuring their ’Smart, Green, and Wellness’ theme. UDL is renowned for its real estate projects, including the luxurious vision city residents. During the visit to their stall, representatives explained what to expect in Phase II, focusing on wellness and sustainability features such as water filtration systems, PV panels, solar thermal water heating, air filtration, and air quality sensors, among other climate-friendly elements.

For foods and drinks, Inyange Milk Industries,Sina Gerard, Skol, Bralirwa and other Rwandan enterprises provide a delightful experience complemented by music where they can only be missed and limited by one’s pocket.

Climate-friendly paints

For those concerned about climate change and environmentally friendly products, a visit to Amaco Paints, a locally made Rwandan product, is a must. Amaco Paints not only prides itself on being weather-friendly but also offers affordability without compromising on quality. With a wide range of paint colors for furniture and walls, visitors can even request customized paint using their computer-operated machines.

A diverse array of exhibitors

The expo features exhibitors showcasing household items, apparel, cosmetics, electrical appliances, gadgets, and anything one might need in their day-to-day life. It’s a melting pot of products from both Rwandan and foreign exhibitors, including countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Italy, and more. This variety ensures visitors have access to a wide range of choices and unique offerings.

Health and wellness

In addition to luxury and convenience, health is a priority at the expo. Rwandan exhibitors offer medical services to those in need, while Egyptian stands present an abundance of spices and herbs believed to have medicinal properties, addressing ailments like insomnia, anemia, kidney stones, prostate cancer, and blood pressure.

Family-friendly environment

The expo is also designed to cater to families as well. Parents and caretakers need not worry about leaving their kids behind as they visit different stalls, as a dedicated playground with swings, face painting, and ice cream stands has been set up to ensure children have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Inyange is among other exhibitors providing delightful experiences to visitors at the trade fair. Photo File