Saturday, 20 April

AFLATON 2024: Players, students in construction industry invited

General News
Construction fair

The upcoming AFLATON (African Furniture, Lighting & Accessories Trade Exhibition) scheduled for 5th to 31st March 2024, is poised to be a significant platform for showcasing the production of interior furniture, lighting, and accessories, within the construction industry.

AFLATON is the brainchild of Delilah Mercer, a pioneer of interior design in Ghana for over 30 years, and Selassie Tetevie, a renowned designer of Afri-centric furniture in Ghana for over 40 years.

This initiative is aimed at addressing various challenges faced by producers and those who purchase items for their homes, hotels, offices, etc.

The exhibition is designed to solve, although in the short term, several pressing issues within the industry. One of these issues is that small/medium-scale producers often encounter difficulties in marketing their products due to the high cost of rental space and lack of visibility.

Additionally, connecting with customers, including professionals who source for their clients, has proven to be cumbersome. On the other hand, purchasers often struggle with sourcing these items, especially as accent pieces are enriched with our cultural elements.

The organisers of AFLATON also believe the trade exhibition will be a catalyst, supporting the growth of local industry.

The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Science & Technology, Accra, from 9 am to 4 pm Mondays to Saturdays. It will be open on Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm, also. The exhibition extends invitations to all stakeholders in the construction industry.

Students of tertiary institutions with a construction background, are also encouraged to come and explore possible career opportunities.