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SEE ALSO :Turning the housing dream into a reality“Judging from the kind of visitors we get in every edition, close to 40,000 visitors, it shows that the expo has lived to its expectations,” he said. Ojijo said the original aim of the exhibition was to create an avenue where players in the industry could network, showcase their products and get feedback from customers, but it has since grown beyond this. “Initially we thought that an exhibition should just be an avenue for imparting information and brand awareness and you know promotions, but the public literally comes to buy. They’re coming to buy houses. They’re coming to buy sofa sets. They’re coming to buy home appliances,” he said. He said exhibitors would only keep coming if they see there’s relevance and return on investment. At the same time, Ojijo said the times have been difficult for the real estate industry.
SEE ALSO :The cost of owning a home can be reduced“Just like any, any sector, growth depends highly on the economy performance. If the economy is not performing. if their jobs are not being created, if there are mass layoffs, of course, that means that people don’t have money, and you realise that people have to first of all, fulfill their basic needs,” he said. He said there was a need for leaders to rally the public in terms of creating wealth. “We need to have investors coming up with local product that can also compete internationally,” said adding that it was good for the first time local manufacturers of granite at the expo, something the industry has been importing for a long time. “You’re seeing manufacturers of good quality furniture that can compete in the international market also being showcased here. “For the economy to grow, which is a bigger factor in real estate growth, the public needs to do it’s bit, the government also needs to do its bit in terms of rallying people for production,” he said. [email protected]
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