The much hyped Kasi Vibe vol. 5 which kicks off today is set to celebrate cultural diversity at this year’s edition, says Salmi Shigwedha.
Kasi Vibe festival has become a highly anticipated gathering in recent years for entrepreneurs, corporate exhibitors and as well as revellers and it returns for its fifth edition.
The festival started out in 2017 with two editions and about 40 exhibitors for each, and has grown to a quarterly event that will see more than 100 exhibitors making use of the platform.
The festival strives to create a platform which is closer to the people in Katutura and surrounding areas, since many other trade shows are located in suburban areas. It has become a highly expected family event that attracts people of all ages who flock to the food and drink stalls, take part in recreational activities and enjoy the vast presence of local products and services. Event organisers says this year’s first event is aimed at celebrating cultural diversity as there have been many different people from all races taking part in the event at the previous exhibitions. This year’s event will run from Friday the 1st of March to Sunday the 3rd of March 2019. Organiser Salmi Shigwedha said the event has grown in a way that it is now anticipated as a mini holiday that sees family and friends coming together for a good time.
“We are celebrating the cultural diversity. We have worked in detail to make sure this event is better by improving what we have to offer in terms of exhibitors, kiddies corner and this particular event, we have themed it ‘Incorporating the Celebration of Independence’.
At this year’s edition we are striving to promote the importance of entrepreneurship and business development, also to develop a platform for community members to engage in business development,” said Shigwedha.
The Festival will see big names attending the event.
One such prominent individual expected at the festival is the First Lady of the Repulblic of Namibia, Monica Geingos. Tickets are set at N$30 in advance and N$40 at the gate.