Mauritian SMEs at SAITEX 2015 to enhance visibility of island as reliable supplier of quality products
As many as 20 local enterprises will participate in SAITEX, the biggest networking event in the continent, showcasing a wide range of products to enhance the visibility of the island economy as a reliable supplier of a range of quality and competitive products.(Image:sukien.net)
Enterprise Mauritius is currently participating in the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) which is being held from 21 to 23 June 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
SAITEX is a multi-sectoral annual trade exhibition that aims to facilitate intra-Africa trade. The exhibition is being held simultaneously with the Africa Big Seven, the biggest fair for foodstuff and equipment for the catering services sector.
This year, 20 local enterprises are participating in SAITEX across the following sectors: Electronics (Led Light and Led TV); Textile and Apparel; Handicraft; Chemical and Allied Industry (soaps and body care products); Jewellery (Hand Made); and Services (consultancy and hotel management).
The objectives are to enhance the visibility of Mauritius as a reliable supplier of a range of quality and competitive products; increase business exchanges; expand networks and business contacts; and consolidate market share.
SAITEX is the biggest business and networking opportunities event in the continent, showcasing a wide range of products that include non-food retail products. The event sees participation from companies across special sectors featuring tools, equipment and essentials, hardware and building supplies, as well as house wares and home wares, decorating items, interior designing items and much more.
It showcases over 900 companies from 45 countries worldwide and over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s event.
Last year’s edition of SAITEX saw the participation of some 845 manufacturers from 35 countries, exhibiting more than 4,000 items. Thirty-five Mauritian manufacturers represented the Mauritius Pavilion from various sectors.
There were visitors from 44 countries last year, among which featured Angola, Australia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Seychelles, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.