Native Creations is a youth organisation which specialises in self-sustainable projects which use recycled materials to make their products. The organisation won the second prize for one of the most Innovative stand.
The products which were exhibited at the Expo are made by students at Sir Humphrey Gibbs, which is a special school for students with disabilities, located in Parklands. The award ceremony was held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Hall 2. The award ceremony is an annual event which brings down the curtain, capping the expo with achievements and accolades being given to exhibitors.
Native Creations is a division of Project 60 Zimbabwe which was established in 2011. It has branched and benchmarked in various national and international projects. Sanganai/ Hlanganani World Tourism Expo is a 5 day event being held from 27 September to 01 October 2017 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The event showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts international visitors and media from across the world.
This year’s edition received an increase in international representation. 11 countries represented by 22 foreign exhibitors exhibited compared to eight countries who participated in 2016 represented by 30 individual companies.
Among the several initiatives at this year’s edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, there is the Health Expo. The purpose of this Expo is to increase health awareness to the public with services to be afforded including cervical cancer screening, general health check-ups and dental checks offered for free courtesy of partners who include Adventist Church, Cellmed and Cimas.
They had 340 exhibitors, 224 international buyers and 24 international media that confirmed their participation at this year’s event. The exhibitors came from different sectors of the economy including accommodation, airlines and parastatals among others.
The Expo is set to steer and activate tourism Business in Bulawayo, as tourism stakeholders from all over the world meet and network while showcasing the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products and attracting international visitors from across the world.
Article by Nelson Madzima