The Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry is staging an International Expo, “The People’s Fair” to be held in Dili on August 27th-31st, 2008, to celebrate the anniversary of the Popular Consultation leading to Independence.
The aim of the expo is to show the Timorese public what products, services and technologies are available in different countries, with a view to stimulating trade relations. We believe that this occasion will offer Timorese entrepreneurs the opportunity to form joint ventures with foreign investors and to boost import and export activity between this country and the rest of the world. We would also like to introduce the Timorese public to other cultures in the spirit of friendship and cooperation.
“The People’s Fair” will be held at the Merkadu Lama expo centre, which is destined to become a permanent expo centre, where it is planned to hold regular special events of a similar nature. We would like to ask you to consider a making contribution towards funding for the expo centre renovations and the costs of staging the event, as well as participating in a number of different ways:
- A country or company stand to exhibit international products, technologies and tourism
- A cultural display or performance open to the East Timorese public
- An opportunity to sample different national cuisines
- A seminar to share business expertise with East Timorese entrepreneurs
Selected Timor-Leste national companies will also be participating with displays of local products, seeking buyers in the international market.