The South African Embassy participates in the 38th International Trade Fair in Nicosia, Cyprus
The 38th Cyprus International Trade Fair 2013 took place from the 4th of October until the 9th of October 2013 at the «EXPO Cyprus» exhibition centre in Nicosia. The Fair is the ideal venue to bring together exporters from all over the world with trade visitors from the region and abroad. The Cyprus International Fair focuses on all businesses, regardless of the branch activity of each business.
The Cyprus International Fair exhibits the latest developments of the world's leading companies in home appliances machine tools and equipment, building materials, hunting equipment, information technologies, electronics, ecology, services etc by incorporating the following sections: Home and Decoration, Technology, Euro China 2013, Euro India 2013, Agroexpo, Construction, Artemis (hunting equipment) and Poseidon (all about sea).
The South African Embassy participated in the Cyprus International Trade Fair with a stand which occupied an area of 40 square meters. South African companies that participated in the South African stand were:
Ethnic Shop handicrafts and curios
H2O Swimming pool accessories and equipment
VENDO Trading Foodstuff (most known food brands from South Africa)
President Anastasiades and the Minister of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism Mr George Lakkotrypis visited the South African stand and there was also a large number of visitors who were interested in a number of products and services that South Africa offers.
The fair was opened by the President of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades and South Africa was represented by Ambassador Mr SR. Makgetla and Trade and Information Assistant Mr Anthony Mavridis.
Addressing officials and businessmen at the opening of the 38th Cyprus International State Fair in Nicosia, President Nicos Anastasiades said he would be appointing an ombudsman for banks to ensure the equitable restructuring of loans. And he will further personally spearhead a campaign to attract foreign investment .Adding that the government of Cyprus will be allocating an additional €1.8 million to the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA).
SA Embassy in Athens, Greece