“Zaki”: The Exhibitions Committee finishes defining the regions this month
“Jaballah”: The establishment of the permanent exhibition in “Fayoum” will be completed next March
The chambers of commerce in the governorates began early preparations for the activities of the “Welcome Ramadan” exhibition, to be held at the beginning of next April, which is organized annually under the auspices of the Ministry of Supply, for a period of no less than 15 days.
Sameh Zaki, deputy head of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, said that the committee concerned with discussing the preparations for exhibitions in the chamber will finish studying the holding of the “Welcome Ramadan” exhibition and determining the usual areas by the end of this month.
Zaki indicated that the committee will discuss the rates of discounts and offers made by manufacturers, traders and commercial chains, taking into account the precautionary measures to confront the Corona virus.
He explained that the chamber usually holds 3 exhibitions annually on the occasion of the month of Ramadan, in the most densely populated areas, “the first in Al-Marj, the second in Helwan, and the third in Shubra” with the participation of about 60 merchants selling basic food supplies besides yamish and Ramadan supplies.
Ali Al-Moselhi, Minister of Supply, said that the current year will witness a massive spread of “Ahlan Ramadan” exhibitions, with discounts varying between 25 and 30%, during his meeting last week with members of the Chambers of Commerce, suppliers and producers, the Holding Company for Food Industries, and the Chamber of Food Industries, and he asked suppliers to display related goods. High quality and at great discounts.
Magdy Jaballah, head of the Fayoum Chamber of Commerce, said that the governorate agreed to allocate a plot of land with an area of 300 square meters, in the “Al-Masala” area, to be used in the holding of seasonal exhibitions of the Chamber, while preparing to finish the exhibition equipment in conjunction with the upcoming “Welcome Ramadan” exhibition.
“Jaballah” indicated that the chamber will start the necessary preparations and construction equipment for the exhibition at the end of this week, and addressed the Ministry of Trade and Industry to approve spending on supplies from the Chamber’s general reserve.
He said that the room will bear the cost of the exhibition’s construction equipment, which is estimated at 500 thousand pounds, and it is intended to complete it before the end of next March.
He explained that the exhibition space accommodates the participation of more than 100 merchants, and the chamber plans to exempt the companies that participate in the exhibition from any financial burdens, in exchange for presenting the discounts that will be agreed upon.
Hatem Abdel Ghaffar, head of the Kafr El Sheikh Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber holds only 3 exhibitions annually on the occasion of Ramadan.
“Abdul Ghaffar” indicated that the chamber is preparing to address the governor to provide 5 places for holding exhibitions, in 5 centers to provide basic goods and relieve congestion inside the main exhibition in the governorate to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
He explained that the exhibition spaces will start from 500 to 700 square meters in the centers, while they reach more than 1000 square meters at the governorate fair, and discounts range between 20 and 30% on all food commodities.
Mohamed El-Ziny, head of the Damietta Chamber of Commerce, said that the month of Ramadan is an opportunity for merchants to stimulate their sales, and he expected about 40 food commodities companies to participate in the exhibition, which is limited to foodstuffs, meat and fish of all kinds, with average discounts ranging between 20 and 30% on commodity prices.
He continued: The organization of commodity exhibitions and participation in them is one of the priorities of the work of the chambers of commerce in all governorates according to Law No. 158 of 1951 regulating the activities of the chambers of commerce.
Mohamed Abu Al-Qasim, head of the Aswan Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber will hold 5 exhibitions this year and open at the beginning of next April and are limited to foodstuffs, and the spaces allocated for each participant have been increased from 100 meters to 500 meters during the current year to limit the Corona epidemic.
He expected that the number of merchants participating in the exhibition would reach 70, in each exhibition. The financial allocations for the exhibition last year amounted to 220 thousand pounds for each exhibition and may increase during the current year as a result of the increase in spaces for exhibitors.
He explained that date and yamish merchants are the most prominent exhibitors participating, with discounts of up to 30%, and starting from 10% on the remaining food commodities.
Wael Qotb, vice president of the Minya Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber is preparing to hold 3 exhibitions in the cities of the governorate, instead of two exhibitions during the past year, with the aim of reaching a greater number of consumers.
“Qutb” indicated that the Minya Chamber is looking for a land on which exhibitions will be held, and its owners negotiated to reach the lowest price, to hold exhibitions on April 10th.
He added that promoting the local product through participation in addition to discounts ranging between 10 and 30% on products, is a positive matter that helps to reduce imports significantly.
Salah Fathy, head of the Luxor Chamber of Commerce, indicated that consumer malls alongside major commercial chains will participate during the current season, with reductions ranging between 10 and 30% on food commodity products.
“Fathy” indicated that the chamber is preparing to hold two exhibitions, the first in Luxor with 68 exhibitors participating, and the second in “Esna” with the participation of 45 exhibitors.
Hisham Khudair, head of the South Sinai Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber is seeking to agree with companies producing basic commodities such as meat and poultry and Yamish Ramadan to offer products at lower prices than the market.
Khudair added that the series “Ragab Sons, Carrefour, and Khair Zaman” is the most prominent of the commercial chains participating in the exhibition that the Chamber will organize in the city of Al-Tour, on an area of two thousand square meters.
About 60 food commodities exhibitors are expected to participate in the exhibition, including 20 durable goods companies such as household appliances and electrical appliances. The exhibition will start 15 days before the fluorescence month.
The article early preparations from the “Chambers of Commerce” for “Hello Ramadan” was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.