As highlighted earlier, the Ongwediva Trade Centre was developed through a Public Private Partnership initiative in Ongwediva. The Ongwediva Trade Centre was developed to host the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) under the management of the Town Council. The Town Council has been hosting the OATF successfully since 2000.
Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) has over the years developed into a leading national and international trade and exhibition event on the Namibian Business Calendar and continues to draw interest from all sectors of our economy.
The fundamental element of hosting the OATF is for the Town Council to create opportunities that shall facilitate trade and business linkages between our indigenous market entrepreneurs (not only for Ongwediva but for the entire Northern Region) with foreign business personalities. If further serves as an opportunity to expose the products and services of small and medium enterprises (SME) in addition to creating a forum for smart partnerships with established corporate entities.
Complimenting the activities of the OATF, the Ongwediva Trade Centre is strategically located; with excellent infrastructure, services and facilities. The total coverage area of the centre is 20,000m² consisting of offices (some for rental), a Conference Hall, three Exhibition Halls, Restaurant, Entertainment Kiosks, Kids Entertainment Area, Ablution Blocks and a vast open space (for parking and future expansion of the centre).