Cyprus Fair opens doors

Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias inaugurated the 37th Cyprus International Fair at Expo Cyprus in Nicosia on Friday, against the backdrop of economic woes that have contributed toward a drop in the number of exhibitors and the state reducing its own stands to just a handful.

Scheduled to run through May 27, the exhibition caters to all kinds of commercial and consumer interests, promoting innovation and broadening consumer choice.

A key part of this year?s exhibition is that dedicated to energy issues, as the recent hydrocarbon discoveries under the seabed south of Cyprus have generated major interest in the island?s economy from global players in the industry, and this is reflected in the stands and visitors.