Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) has announced that it plans to take part in the second China International Import Expo.
Slated for November in Shanghai, the event is expected to attract more than 3000 foreign companies from about 150 countries.
“BEMA will be tagging along several companies within its membership base, for them to exhibit their products and help them learn more about product positioning for the Chinese market, the wide array of China’s specific market requirements, among other things,” said Mantlha Sankoloba, BEMA Chief Executive Officer, on Tuesday in the capital Gaborone.
She said through the expo, BEMA aims to establish new contacts and help members create business relations and find possible customers for their products.
“Through the expo, we aim to have companies that will be exporting to China in the near future and of course, to fulfil our national mandate of becoming an export-led economy,” said Sankoloba.
Sankoloba emphasised that the participation is premised on identifying key sectors which Botswana manufacturers can tap into as well as to create networks.