Erongo Business and Tourism Expo in full swing

Highlighting trade

01 November 2019 | Events

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw

The 13th annual Erongo Business and Tourism Expo kicked off yesterday afternoon with the festivities continuing until Saturday.

At the official opening minister of industrialisation, trade and SME development Tjekero Tweya said that the expo should not just be a talk show but should deliver strategic outcomes in terms of taking Namibia’s industrialization to greater heights.

“As Namibians, we have a collective duty to restore the economy for it to attract foreign investors and inspire the private sector to create jobs for young people. As soon as we create these opportunities for the youth, the economy will respond positively because the youth must remain at the forefront of industrialization and development.”

Tweya said the public and private sector need to come together to have a frank conversation and set the agenda for a rapid increase in job opportunities for Namibians.

“We must be unique in attracting foreign direct investment. This can only be done if we talk and set aside our differences. We are not competing against each other, but we must share ideas on how we can excel amongst the many competitors seeking those investors.”

He said that this year’s edition of the Erongo Business and Tourism Expo brings producers, consumers and suppliers of goods and services, both domestic and foreign together, providing a business platform to create opportunities for increased sales volumes taking place and consolidating long term business linkages.

This year’s expo is celebrated under the theme promoting trade for inclusive, sustainable and equitable growth in Namibia and beyond.

“This theme has a direct connection to the status of our economy. Namibians must do all we can to become food self-sufficient, so that we reduce the import of food from other countries. If we rely on others to feed us, we are creating a serious challenge for ourselves. It does not make sense – you have land, but you are hungry and you expect someone else with less land to feed you. Rather use this land and turn it into a productive unit and produce food. If we don’t do it ourselves, who will?”

The minister said that everyone has a common interest and objective to transform the country into an industrial economy.

“This is so that all our natural resources and products must be manufactured and produced with local beneficiation to eventually export our final products to big economies such as China, India, America, Europe and Russia, with the same commitment we had as the only African country exporting Namibian beef to China and the United States of America.”

At this year’s expo exhibitors include banking services, educational institutions, insurers and retailers, a multitude of local SMEs, ministries and public enterprises and diplomatic missions accredited to Namibia.

Additionally, the Usakos Museum hosts information sessions and the popular eatery, Moonlight Resort operates a pop-up restaurant for the duration of the expo.

Those who wish to take up poultry farming, can visit the expo and have a look at the variety of chickens and geese up for sale.

Similar News

 

Dorp van die jaar jol

22 hours ago | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die Swakopmund Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar Kia Makietie het Vrydagoggend afgeskop met die amptelike opening waargeneem deur me. Pauline Nashilundo,...

Tyd vir eenheid

1 week ago - 03 December 2019 | Events

Walvisbaai •[email protected] en jonk het Sondag tydens die Dag van Eenheid op die grasperk oor die Walvisbaai-munisipaliteit die feestyd amptelik verwelkom.Dié geleentheid word jaarliks deur...

Hentiesbaai wil potensiaal ontsluit

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2019 | Events

Hentiesbaai ·[email protected] Vanjaar se Hentiesbaai-ontwikkelingsekspo vind vanaf 27 tot 30 November by die sokkerstadion op die dorp plaas. Stigterspresident Sam Nujoma is die beskermheer,...

Hawedorp herdenk herintegrasie

1 month - 04 November 2019 | Events

Walvisbaai • Leandrea Louw Ná Namibie se onafhanklikwording op 21 Maart 1990 het Walvisbaai op 1 Maart 1994 weer amptelik deel van die land...

­Empowering women in the ­maritime sector

1 month - 29 October 2019 | Events

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The Association for Women in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA Namibia) hosted World Maritime...

Silver jubilee celebrations for Walvis Bay

1 month - 23 October 2019 | Events

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The 2nd of November will see a flurry of activities taking place to celebrate the reintegration of Walvis Bay...

Makietie se musikante

1 month - 23 October 2019 | Events

Swakopmund · Iréne-Mari van der Walt “Destination Swakopmund” het die kunstenaars wat by die KIA Makietie op 6 en 7 Desember gaan optree, aangekondig....

Silver jubilee celebrations for Walvis Bay

1 month - 22 October 2019 | Events

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The 2nd of November will see a flurry of activities taking place to celebrate the reintegration of Walvis Bay...

Erongo Business and Tourism Expo byna hier

1 month - 22 October 2019 | Events

Walvisbaai • Verskaf Die 13de jaarlikse Erongo sake- en toerisme ekspo vind aan die einde van hierdie maand plaas. Ondanks die huidige resessie, het hierdie...

Vloot vier 15 jaar

1 month - 15 October 2019 | Events

Die Namibiese vloot het op 7 Oktober sy 15de bestaansjaar gevier en Saterdag 'n ope dag as deel van die feesvieringe gehou. Om die verrigtinge...

Latest News

Dignity of ancestors restored

9 hours ago | History

Swakopmund · [email protected] The Namibian Genocide Association (NGA) organised a clean-up and restoration action of graves belonging to Ovaherero and Nama prisoners that perished...

Amnestie vir skuld

22 hours ago | Local News

Walvisbaai Walvisbaaiers wat in die rooi is by die munisipaliteit gaan opnuut kans kry om op te dok. Vanaf April 2020 sal skuldenaars wat hul...

Water vir almal

22 hours ago | Local News

Walvisbaai Behoeftige huishoudings sukkel dikwels om hul maandelikse munisipale rekeninge te betaal sowel as om agterstallige rekeninge te vereffen. Die munisipaliteit van Walvisbaai het reeds...

Straatnaam in gedrang

22 hours ago | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] In die sosiale media maak Namibiërs beswaar teen die behoud van ‘n straatnaam in Swakopmund vernoem na mnr. Bernhard Esau, voormalige minister...

Dorp van die jaar jol

22 hours ago | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die Swakopmund Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar Kia Makietie het Vrydagoggend afgeskop met die amptelike opening waargeneem deur me. Pauline Nashilundo,...

Cooperatively promoting fish consumption

22 hours ago | Fishing

The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Benguella Ski Boat Fishing Association (BSBFA) in Walvis Bay recently. ...

ISO accreditations for Namport

22 hours ago | Infrastructure

The Namibia Ports Authority (Nam­port) once again secured and received its accreditations from the International Standards Organizations (ISO). This follows after a successful external audit...

Kraatz pushing skills development

22 hours ago | Business

Another nine NIMT students were taken on board the Kraatz internship program at the company based in Walvis Bay. They will be trained for the...

Grumpy's fishing report

22 hours ago | Fishing

What a week anglers enjoyed along our coast, with plenty of big sized kob brought ashore at Paaltjies. Last week Sunday was “fun day”...

Load More