LUSAKA, (Xinhua) --
Zambia’s premier agricultural and commercial show
opened its doors on Wednesday, with organizers assuring that all
was set for the event.
The Agricultural and
Commercial Show, which runs from August 1 to 6, is Zambia’s most
prestigious show that has a renowned networking custom for
businesses, citizens and countries across the globe.
“The gates of the
show grounds have opened to signify business interactions among
individuals, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises),
corporations, state-owned enterprises and many others,” Caroline
Silwamba, the president of the Agricultural and Commercial
Society of Zambia, the organizers of the yearly event, told
Being held under the
theme “Sustainable Economic Empowerment”, the six-day event has
received overwhelming response from both local and international
exhibitors, with 1,000 local exhibitors confirming participation
and 123 international exhibitors, she added.
The show, she said,
provides a unique and seasonal trading market place that
attracts various economic players from within and abroad, adding
that it also provides an exhibition platform for showcasing
product innovation, exchange of ideas and engagement with policy
According to her,
the event was significant to the country’s development as it
acts as a good catalyst for stimulating economic growth and
strengthening mutual cooperation between countries.
This year’s event
will be officially opened by President Edgar Lungu, she added.