Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) is a leading trade and exhibition event on the Namibian Business Calendar. It is also the single biggest event in Northern Namibia that draws exhibitors, business personalities, government leaders and visitors from all corners of the country as well as and across the boundaries of Namibia.


The first OATF was opened in the year 2000 by the Founding President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Sam Nujoma. Since than, the fair has grown in lips and bounds with growing pressure from all quarters for the expansion of the facilities, a project that has since been vigorously pursued over the past fourteen (14) years.

The Trade Fair, as the name indicates, is annually held at the modern Ongwediva Trade Centre which first hosted the WIB SADC Exhibition in 2000. Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, by virtue of its strategic location, excellent infrastructure, services and facilities, offers a conducive environment for national and international business forums and exhibitions.

OATF is a great event to explore the full potential of trade, business and investment opportunities that Namibia and the rest of the SADC Region offers. The prospects of regional economic integration, a subject of interest in the Region, call for proactive initiatives to boost cross border investments and OATF therefore serves as an ideal platform to advance the regional objectives.

Don’t miss out on the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) during the last week of August every year.