Consumer Fair draws over 150,000 visitors

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MORE than 150,000 people visited the 17th Consumer Fair at the International Convention Centre (ICC), fair management said.

Speaking to The Brunei Times on the final day of the fair yesterday, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Event Management Executive Wendy Chok said the visitor numbers were an increase compared to previous editions.

“Last year, we had about 145,000 visitors,” she said.

Chok attributed the increase to better publicity and the addition of more vendors to the fair this year.

“From the first day, we could already see that there were quite a lot of people coming in, compared to previous fairs.

“We’ve also added more activities, such as the addition of the Doraemon exhibit which the kids love, (it was) always full there,” she said.

Chok also said they had also approached more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to set up booths, adding variety to the fair booths.

“Response from the public has been favourable – we will definitely look into getting more exciting exhibitors from overseas as well as from Brunei (for future fairs),” she said.

According to Chok, number of international vendors at each edition of the Consumer Fair was slowly increasing.

She added that the Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak had opted to expand number of booths this year.

“Last year, they took about four booths as they were trying to see whether their products suit the market of Brunei.

“They had a favourable response from the public last time so they took about 15 booths this year,” Chok said.

When asked, Chok said the next edition of the Consumer Fair is slated to take place “around May or June”, adding that some vendors were already approaching D’Sunlit to book spots.

The Brunei Times