Davis Management Group Wins USAID/Afghanistan Trade Show Support Activity Contract

Alexandria, VA – June 6, 2018 – Davis Management Group, Inc. (DMG) announced today they have been selected by the United States Agency for International Development in Afghanistan (USAID/Afghanistan) for the Trade Show Support Activity (TSSA) to provide trade show support and capacity building to Afghan business and trade associations. DMG will implement this activity with subcontractor Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis), an international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. which will facilitate market linkages and business matchmaking.

Through this partnership, the team will organize and execute trade shows, business events, and exhibitions where Afghan businesses can interact with potential buyers and importers, and provide capacity building to Afghan business and trade associations so that they may become self-sufficient in organizing and managing export events and to provide for their members more advantageously.

In an effort to reduce political instability, diminish social unrest, and to avoid economic breakdown, the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) has placed an emphasis on economic development and revitalization. With this goal in mind, the DMG consortium will deliver trade shows that will establish and expand Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) relations, provide opportunities for matchmaking and networking, and to showcase and sell an array of artisanal Afghan products, for example, silk and cashmere, jewelry and various gemstones, as well as handmade carpets.

Throughout this 30-month activity, the DMG consortium will organize and facilitate five trade show events in various international markets, including, India and Indonesia. These trade shows will consist of 200 to 300 Afghan exhibitors and between 1,000 and 1,500 attendees.

DMG President and CEO, Erika Davis, made the following statement, “We are eager to use and expand our global expertise in events management to support USAID on this contract. We recognize this as an opportunity to play a part in helping small Afghan businesses succeed and, as a result, see the economy in Afghanistan begin to stabilize.”