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International Trade Fair opens in Blantyre City

The State President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday (17th May 2016) opened the 28th International Trade Fair in Blantyre City.

President Mutharika and First Lady Getrude Mutharika inspecting various pavilions

Mayor Noel Chalamanda was among the dignitaries who attended the opening of the fair being held under the theme “Achieving competitiveness Through Innovations.”

Mutharika said innovation is the best way to go in the world of business today.

“Malawi needs innovation in order to make a difference in business both local and international. If Malawian businesses adopt innovation, they can survive in the international market,” said Mutharika.

President of Malawi Confederation of Chambers and Commerce Industry (MCCCI) Karl Chokotho said 172 companies from Poland, India. Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi are participating in the fair.

Trade Fair is an annual exhibition of goods and services by different companies both local and international. It gives an opportunity to both small and big businesses to showcase and make connections with other businesses.