Thebe Exhibitions and Projects has announced the launch of the BRICS Trade Exchange, an exhibition for facilitating and opening up trade between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations. 
“The aim of this event is to highlight new business opportunities between the BRICS countries,” says Lydia Botha, senior project manager at Thebe Exhibitions and Projects.
“It’s the ideal platform for companies, government institutions and business associations from all of the BRICS nations to draw attention to and showcase key investment and trade opportunities to buyers from other BRICS nations.”
The BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialised countries, which are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs. As a grouping of the most influential developing nations, BRICS aims to expand inter-trade amongst BRICS countries, increasing investment and business opportunities between other BRICS nations and the rest of Africa.
“As the newest member of BRICS, South Africa is the ideal country to host this business-to-business focused exhibition and networking event,” says Botha. “South Africa successfully joined BRICS two years ago and provides a gateway for other BRICS nations to introduce and showcase their products and services to Africa.”
BRICS Trade Exchange will be a three-day business-to-business trade show and networking platform. Dedicated workshops focused on highlighting major investment opportunities from BRICS and South African countries, as well as a hosted buyer’s programme, site visits and business matchmaking events.