WINDHOEK, Sept. 12 – As one of the sponsor of Trade Expos and Trade Fairs, Mobile Telecommunications Limited, MTC backed the idea of merging expos to stretch the allocation of funds by investors.
Sponsorship and Promotions Manager at MTC, Joseph Mundjindi stated that “with almost the proliferation of Expos, each and every town is jumping onto the bandwagon to introduce their own Trade Expo. It is thus becoming a challenge to host an impactful Trade Show within Regions due to the increased competition for limited resources.”
“We share the same sentiment of a recent appeal by Bisey /Uirab – Namport CEO, to the organisers and investors of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Expos to look into the possibility of merging as they are within close proximity and Region and could market the Region better as a collective. We have always emphasised and reiterated that the merging of Expos will eliminate unnecessary competition and pave way for quality organizing, team work and partnership to elevate the standard of expos in our country to lofty levels. The clashing/overlapping of Show dates is another problem as more often than seldom, you will find that different Towns would have scheduled their dates to fall on the date or period of the month. This creates resource allocation (staff/vehicles/show items) challenges for not only stakeholders and sponsors who are likely to be involved with other Shows at the time, but also for patrons who have to plan their travelling.”
“We thus call upon the various role players to organize themselves or through ALAN (Association of Local Authorities of Namibia) to organize themselves with the aim of streamlining the Calendar Year for Shows in Namibia”.
MTC have come to the aid Okakarara, Okondjatu, Zambezi, Rundu, Keetmanshop, Rehoboth Trade Expos and Crayfish festival as part of it corporate social responsibilities. – NDN Staffer