Umodzi Park hosts Malawi’s first International Tourism Expo

Minister of Industry,Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa (L) inspects some of the pavilions (photo by Mana)
Minister of Industry,Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa (L) inspects some of the pavilions (photo by Mana)

Umodzi Park Hotel, Conventions and Events, located in the bustling capital city of Lilongwe in Malawi, recently hosted the Malawi International Trade Expo at its world-renowned Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC). The event, which kicked off on 30 August 2017 and ended on 1 September 2017, was the first of its kind to be held in Malawi and attracted hundreds of local and international tourism stakeholders, including buyers, media, and exhibitors.

 Dubbed ‘Takulandirani’, which means ‘welcome’ in Chichewa, the Tourism Expo was established to promote Malawi as a top tourism destination and aims to enhance the country’s visibility among tourism stakeholders on an international scale. The BICC, a world-class conferencing venue at the heart of Malawi which has hosted a variety of international events including The Africa Land Forces Summit in 2017 and the Malawi Investment Trade Forum since 2015, provided the ideal backdrop for this event

 “The BICC is a state-of-the-art conferencing venue and plays a central role in attracting international events, artists, and stakeholders to Malawi, contributing to the growth of the Malawian tourism industry at large,” says Temwa Kanjadza, at Umodzi Park. “Hosting the very first Malawi International Tourism Expo demonstrates the venue’s suitability and readiness to handle events of this magnitude and importance, and we look forward to hosting many more events of this nature in the future.”

 The BICC features a wide range of impressive facilities designed to meet the needs of everyone from business delegates to ministers. The facilities include the Lilongwe Auditorium, which comprises a series of conference rooms that can be combined to comfortably seat up to 1,500 people, or partitioned to cater to smaller groups. There are also three incredible banqueting halls which can each accommodate 200 guests, or 1,000 guests when combined. With over 2,500 parking pays, guests can rest assured that they can arrive at the venue without any parking hassles.

 Along with offering spacious conferencing areas, the BICC also provides VIP lounges and socialising areas, a private lift and private entrances to ensure privacy and security for high-profile guests.

 “From its central location in the heart of the capital city Lilongwe to its world-class business conferencing, accommodation and entertainment facilities, Umodzi Park was built with the intention of promoting excellence in the hospitality and tourism industries, and will continue to set and exceed the benchmark,” says Temwa Kanjadza.

 For more information on Umodzi Park’s magnificent Bingu wa Mutharika International Convention Centre and the property’s many other incredible facilities, visit or find us on Facebook.

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