2024 Trade Fair Applications Now Open via New App

By Phiwa Sikhondze

Applications for the 2024 Eswatini International Trade Fair are now officially open, with an innovative EITF App that promises to streamline the application processes, offering a seamless and efficient way for vendors and exhibitors to secure their spot at the highly anticipated event.

The event will take place from August 30 to September 8, 2024, at the Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre in Manzini.

The new EITF App is designed to facilitate all applications for the 10-day trade fair. With the deadline set for June 10, 2024, the app aims to simplify the application process and provide updates on the event’s developments. Siphesihle Nkhabindze, the Trade Fair spokesperson, expressed enthusiasm about the newly introduced EITF App.

“We are pleased to have the new EITF App available to emaSwati. Although the App only accommodates applications until the deadline, which is 10 June 2024, we will then utilize it to update the public on developments leading up to the event. From today, anyone who would like to secure their place at the Trade Fair can download the App, or use it in their browser,” Nkhabindze said.

Potential exhibitors and vendors can access the application via two methods: by downloading the “EITF Digital Platform” from the Google Play Store or by visiting https://bit.ly/eitfweb on their browser. The latter option ensures accessibility for non-Android users or those unable to download the app onto their devices.

Once downloaded, the EITF App enables users to register, sign in, select an exhibition size, choose a hall, obtain a quotation, and make payments for their desired space. The system generates quotations and invoices automatically, facilitating financial record-keeping for applicants. Payment options available on the platform include Momo, VISA, and MasterCard.

In a bid to enhance operational efficiency and offer added convenience, the Trade Fair will not accept paper-based applications this year.

“All applications need to be made and completed on the App to be received and valid. We understand that it is the first time that exhibitors and vendors will be using our application process. To get assistance exhibitors and vendors can contact us via, WhatsApp only, on the following numbers: (+268) 7950 0050 and (+268) 7979 4849 from 8 am to 5 pm,” Nkhabindze added.

A basic guide on using the App is available on social media platforms, while additional information can be found on the Eswatini International Trade Fair Facebook and Instagram pages.

The application process on the App follows a summarized version as outlined below:

1. Download the App from the Google Play Store or visit https://bit.ly/eitfweb on your browser.

2. Register as a user by completing the registration form.

3. Sign in using your chosen username and password.

4. Verify your sign-in with a one-time pin sent to your registered number.

5. Apply for an exhibition stand or vendor stall by selecting the appropriate option.

6. Follow the prompts from steps 1 to 5 to complete the application process.

With the introduction of the EITF App, participants can look forward to a streamlined and efficient application experience, ensuring a successful and engaging Trade Fair in 2024.

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