Tripoli International Fair
Tripoli International Fair takes place in Tripoli, Libya. It is an international trade fair in which Libyan and foreign companies present their products in various activities. A number of ministers and business personalities attend the exhibition annually during the month of April.
The Tripoli International Fair is the oldest trade fair in Africa and the Arab world. In 1926 emerged the idea of the exhibition to open its first session in 1927. At the beginning, the exhibition displayed agricultural products and artifacts from various Italian regions, in addition to marketing for hotels and facilities established by Italy. The exhibition was set up outside the city's present location and moved in the third session in 1929. The exhibition continued until the 13th session, where it stopped in 1939 just before the beginning of World War II.
In 1962, the exhibition resumed its activities, and in 1929, it joined the International Confederation of Exhibitions, founded in Paris in 1925.
The location of Tripoli International Exhibition is at the intersection of Omar Mukhtar Street and Tarek Street. The building of the exhibition is one of the city's monumental buildings. It is distinguished by its large facade, so that it was placed on postage stamps, including a postage stamp issued in 1930 by Italy on the fourth session of the Tripoli International Fair.
Currently the General Authority for Exhibitions in Libya is the organizer of the exhibition. The exhibition takes place from the 2nd to the 12th of April annually.
In the year 2008, around 1500 Libyan and international companies participated in the exhibition.