UNDP supports conduction of the annual Trade Fair “Sughd-2016”

Jun 20, 2016

17-18 June, Khujand - The two-day International Trade Fair “Sughd-2016”, which started their work in Khujand gives the opportunity for over 100 Tajik producers and manufacturers, as well as producers from other countries to showcase their products, link up with their regional counterparts, and look for new partners for export of their products. Within the framework of the International Trade Fair, two international forums the “Food Forum” and the “Knowledge and Technology Transfer Forum” will be held, collecting over 200 private and public sector, as well as international organization representatives together to discuss the topics.
The Fair is being organized for the third consecutive year, and gathers a wide range of participants from the whole country and abroad. This year for the first time the Trade Fair will be International, as the exhibition will also hosts companies from Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Poland, China, and others. The Trade Fair “Sughd-2016” is a continuation of a series of initiatives planned by the administration of Sughd region aimed at improving the investment and business climate in the region. The first initiative was the "Contracting Forum" in February, in which 30 agreements and MoUs’ were signed between investors and local business. The next and final event will be the International Investment Forum planned for the end of 2016.
The main organizer of the Trade Fair “Sughd-2016” is the Administration of Sughd region, with the support of UNDP Tajikistan projects: “Aid for Trade” financed by the Government of Finland and “Improvement of livelihood of rural population in 9 districts of the Republic of Tajikistan” financed by the Government of the Russian Federation; as well Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, OSCE, Oxfam Great Britain, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Sughd region, and the web-portal Agroinform.tj.
The Sughd Trade Fair is considered as one of the main events of the year for the local businesses of Sughd region, as well as other parts of the country. The event aims to create favorable conditions for businesses in networking and creating new regional and international business connections. This is ensured through personal meetings and B2B negotiations, which will take place during the event, together with master classes and presentations by foreign companies. Producers and food processors of fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, canned food and other food commodities, will have the possibility to meet with trading companies and potential customers from other countries. In addition, representatives of construction materials and light industries, as well as banks, trading-, consulting-, leasing-, transport and logistics companies will take part in the Fair. A separate exposition on tourism and handicrafts is also organized during the event.
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