Eswatini International Trade Fair 2019

The 51st edition of the Eswatini International Trade Fair themed “Eswatini Is Open for Business” is to be held at the Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre in Manzini, on the 30th August 2019 to 9th September 2019. Gates will be opened for exhibitors at 8:00am and for the public it will be at 9:00am, and closing time is 6:00pm for public and 7:00pm for exhibitors.

Prospective exhibitors, vendors and the public at large are cordially invited to utilise this trade platform for business purposes as well as first-hand experience.

Eswatini International Trade Fair 2019 Applications

Exhibitors are advised that application forms will be available on the following platforms

Exhibitors are advised to complete the application form and send it back to or physically submit them to our offices at Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre or EIPA Headquarters.

Application Process

  • Complete application form in detail or as required by the form
  • Submit application form to or to our offices (Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre and EIPA Headquarters)
  • Receive an invoice for payment
  • Make payment
  • Submit proof of payment to for stall allocation
  • Receive stand allocation
  • Receive exhibitor tags (date to be communicated to your contact person)
  • Construction of stands (dates to be communicated to your contact person)

Who should exhibit?

If your company affirms with any of the below questions, then definitely you need to ensure your stand is booked on time for the 51st edition of EITF;

  • Is your company eager to move in and explore the local market?
  • Is your company looking for trade partners in other regional markets?
  • Is your company launching a new product(s)?
  • Do you want to meet local and international exhibitors (buyers/partners) for your product(s)?
  • Are you planning on going big with your brand?
  • Do you want to scan the economic and social environment of the Kingdom of Eswatini?

The List of Commodities that can be exhibited at the Eswatini International Trade Fair

1Food items
  • Canned foods
  • Herbs & Spices**
  • Agricultural products**
  • Confectionery
  • Meat products**
  • Frozen and Dry products
  • Organic Foods
2Beauty and Health Care
  • Skin care and cosmetics
  • Perfume & toiletries
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Jewellery & accessories
  • Shoes and apparels
  • Beauty and lifestyle products
  • Healthcare products
  • Wedding services
3Home & Electrical Products
  • Interior decoration
  • Flooring materials
  • Furniture
  • Handicrafts
  • Home furnishings
  • Wrought Iron & Roofing
  • Electrical products
  • Household supplies
  • Colour craft products
  • Paints and dye products
4ICT products
  • Information technology
  • Media services
  • Calligraphy items
  • Computer products
  • Education materials / services
  • Accounting services / softwares
  • Printing and tonners
  • Technology securities
  • Water services (filtration)
  • Cultural products
5Financial products
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Financial savings / cooperatives
  • Financial investment products
6Creative Industries
  • Cultural products
  • Music and film
  • Promotional products
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Media companies
7Services and Government Products
  • Government Services
  • Airline and Tourism

**Some raw (unprocessed) agricultural produce require an import permit due to health hazards.

Eswatini International Trade Fair 2019 Activities

The Eswatini International Trade Fair 2019 will be having a hive of activities happening during the 11 days of the show, including

  • Official Opening (31st August, 2019)
  • Exhibitions
  • Product Activation
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Business Seminars
  • Cultural dances
  • Consumer market
  • Fun games
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Official Closing (09th September, 2019)

Special Arrangements

  • Business matchmaking / meetings – these meetings will be arranged upon notification by exhibitors. They help foreign exhibitors with networking with Eswatini based companies of interest. To affirm your interest please contact Ms Sibongile Dlamini on

  • Excursion (foreign exhibitors only) – travel arrangements to attend the Umhlanga / Reed Dance day at the Royal Palace of Ludzidzini; to experience the cultural explosion of the Kingdom please arrange with Ms Nonkululeko Sekatane at

  • Customs Declaration – for customs purposes please be advised that upon entry, the Eswatini Revenue Authority is expecting you to pay provisional tax which is refundable on exit. In case you are not sure of the import procedure; we will email you the specified requirements by the tax authority. For assistance please email Mr Sihle Nkhabindze at

  • Stand Allocation – allocation of stands for the trade show is done after payment has been made. For stand building and decorating exhibitors are encouraged to stick to the given dates to ensure preparedness for the first date. For assistance please communicate with Mr Sibusiso Mnisi at

  • Business Seminars – business seminar space is availed to take place from the 2nd – 6th September at the Mavuso Exhibition and Trade Centre’s Business Centre from 9:00am to 01:00pm. Interested companies are advised that we have very limited space and admission will be based on first come basis plus the relevance of your topic to the business community. To confirm interest please contact Ms Hlobsile Bhembe at

  • Distribution of Exhibitor Tags – Exhibitor tags will be distributed (and signed for) to the company’s contact person, and exhibitors or tagged persons must wear them at all time (especially on the official opening day). These tags do not allow you free access to entertainment spaces (Communication will be made for collection date through sms to the contact person of every exhibiting company)

  • Exhibitor Support Services – the following EITF 2019 personnel are assigned to assist exhibitors during the eleven days of the trade show;

    • Hall                         Mr. Sibusiso Mnisi                    7802 3487
    • Hall 2                      Ms Catherine Chikosenu         7853 0051
    • Pavilions                Ms Hlobsile Bhembe                7647 4357
    • Outdoor                  Mr. Sihle Nkhabindze               7802 3485
    • Marquees               Ms. Sibongile Dlamini              7605 2472
    • Entertainment       Mrs. Thobile Mamba                7621 9179