Takulandirani Tourism Expo secures K50 million sponsorship

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Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa says preparations for the Takulandirani Malawi International Tourism Expo are at an advanced stage.

Mussa (L) during the press briefing Mussa (L) during the press briefing

Speaking during a press briefing in Lilongwe, Mussa said the Expo has secured sponsorship for up to K50 million to help in running the affairs of the event.

Mussa said the sponsorship will go towards hosting international buyers, media advertising and publicity of the event, internet connectivity at the event and ground transport among others.

More than 130 local and international investors are expected to exhibit their products and services representing an increase of 48 percent compared to last year’s number of 88 local and international exhibitors that took part in the Expo.

“The Exhibitors registered on the 2018 Expo are coming from various sectors such as Tourism and hospitality, travel, financial sector, health, telecommunications, training institutions, among others,” he said.

The Expo will take place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) from April 26 to 28, 2018.

Takulandirani Expo, inaugurated in 2017, aims at advancing the tourism sector in the country by creating a platform for engagement and exchange of knowledge, business opportunities, skills and best practices among various local, regional and international industry players.

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