Speech from Society President…

Speech from Society President…

WELCOMING REMARKS BY SOCIETY PRESIDENT MRS CAROLINE M SILWAMBA

 

(GOOD EVENING) DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

 

MAY I BEGIN BY THANKING YOU ALL FOR COMING AND JOINING US HERE TODAY FOR THIS COCKTAIL.  I AM PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR SOME TIME NOW AS WELL AS THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NEW TO THE SOCIETY.

 

DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUETS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE DECIDED TO HOLD THIS INTERACTIVE COCKTAIL AS A SOCIETY IN ORDER TO MEET YOU, OUR VALUED TRADITIONAL EXHIBITORS AND WOULD-BE EXHIBITORS TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES AND WHAT IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR AND TO SHARE OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE REALISED THAT NORMALLY DURING THE SHOW, THERE IS VERY LITTLE TIME TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AND EXCHANGE IDEAS WHICH ULTIMATELY HELPS TO BRING ABOUT A WELL CO-ORDINATED AND SUCCESSFUL SHOW AND THE TRUE PICTURE OF WHERE THE ECONOMY OF OUR NATION IS GOING. AS A RESULT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER, NOT EVEN THE WONDERFUL LUNCHEONS WHICH SOME OF YOU GRACIOUSLY SPONSOR, AND AFFORD US VALUABLE TIME TO INTERACT AS WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.

 

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE AGRICULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL SOCIETY OF ZAMBIA HOLDS A SHOW ANNUALLY WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.  PREPARATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS AND THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S SHOW IS “SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT”. THE SHOW WILL BE HELD FROM 1ST TO 6TH AUGUST 2018 AT THE SAME VENUE AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.  AS A SOCIETY, WE ARE ALL SET FOR THIS YEAR’S SHOW AND LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH YOU AGAIN TO HOLD YET ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SHOW.  FOR THOSE WHO MAY NOT BE AWARE, THIS WILL BE THE 92ND SHOW THAT THE SOCIETY WILL BE HOSTING.

 

DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY TO JOIN HANDS AND REMIND OURSELVES ON THE NEED TO PREPARE AND PLAN FOR THE UPCOMING SHOW IN GOOD TIME.  AT THIS JUNCTURE, LET ME ALSO ADDRESS TO YOU SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE BEEN FACING AS A SOCIETY AS WE PREPARE AND HOST OUR SHOW.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES:

  • LATE PREPARATION OF STANDS: SOME EXHIBITORS LIKE TO LEAVE THE TASK OF PREPARING THEIR STANDS TO THE VERY END. THIS PRACTICE NORMALLY RESULTS IN STANDS NOT BEING ADEQUATELY PREPARED WHEN THE SHOW IS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC THEREBY INCONVINIENCING THEMSELVES MAKING THE SHOW UNATTRACTIVE TO THE SHOW GOERS
  • DELAYED PAYMENTS FOR STANDS: SOME EXHIBITORS TEND TO DELAY MAKING PAYMENTS FOR THEIR STANDS. AS YOU ARE AWARE DISTINGUSHED GUESTS, THE SOCIETY GENERATES ITS INCOME FROM SUCH PAYMENTS AND IN ORDER TO MEET OUR EXPENSES DURING THE SHOW, WE RELY ON SUCH FUNDS FOR OUR OPERATIONS
  • FAILURE TO ENTER FOR COMPETITIONS: VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF COMPETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE SHOW AND EXHIBITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPETE IN THE VARIOUS AVAILABLE CATEGORIES.  WE URGE YOU NOT TO SHY AWAY FROM COMPETING WITH OTHERS.

AS YOU, MAY BE AWARE, THE SOCIETY ALSO RELIES ON SPONSORSHIPS FROM WELL-WISHERS WHO INCLUDE, THE CORPORATE WORLD, GOVERNMENT, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO MEET SOME OF ITS COSTS FOR THE SHOW.  IN THIS REGARD, WE WELCOME ANY SUCH ASSISTANCE IN FORM OF SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT IN HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL SHOW.  I THEREFORE WISH TO DECLARE THAT OUR DOORS ARE WIDE OPEN FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT OUR FARMERS AND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITORS.  MAY I TAKE THIS OCCASSION TO ALSO INFORM YOU THAT THE SOCIETY HAS WIDE SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS FOR CO-OPERATING PARTNERS SUCH YOURSELVES, AS A SOCIETY WE HAVE A GROUPS OF FARMERS FROM ALL PROVINCES OF ZAMBIA, WE HAVE NEXT GENERATION FARMERS WHO ARE A GROUP OF YOUNG UPCOMING FARMERS, WE ALSO SUPPORT THE WELL BEING OF A GIRL CHILD INTER-ALIA ALL THESE ACTIVITIES HAVE POTENTIAL TO GROW OUR ECONOMY IN SO MANY WAYS.

 

DISTINGUSHED INVITED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

AS I CONCLUDE, I WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE YOU THAT AT THIS GATHERING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS WILL BE VALUED AND CHERISHED AS WE STAND ON A STRONG COMMON GROUND THAT WILL HELP IN FUTURE!

I WILL ALSO SHORTLY BE MAKING   PRESENTATION ON THE SHOW SOCIETY JUST TO SHARE A FEW POINTS FOR YOUR NOTING

DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUETS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS I CONCLUDE MY REMARKS, I WISH TO CONVEY OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRESENCE AND PARTICIPATION AND FOR TAKING TIME OFF YOUR EXTREMELY BUSY SCHEDULES TO COME TO THIS FUNCTION, WHOSE SUCCESS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON YOUR SUPPORT.

I THANK YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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