Embassy of the Republic of Malawi participated in the 6th Annual Winternational Embassy Show case

The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Washington, DC participated in the 6th Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase for the first time on 6th December, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This important program is uniquely created for embassies to advance their public diplomacy (cultural, tourism, and trade) initiative. Over 3,000 guests showed up and 38 embassies exhibited and sold examples of their handcrafts, shared information on travel and tourism in their countries or presented educational displays of current mission initiatives.
We show cased Malawi’s culture through curious, portraits. The portraits comprised of our tourist destinations, landscape and scenery, Malawi’s history, map of Malawi, and calendar of events such as the Lake of stars amongst others. We also show cased samples of Malawian trade products, made in Malawi such as, Mzuzu and Njuli coffee, Chombe Tea, Vodka, Brandy, Gin, Rice, Chilli sauces, snacks, Nuts, Sobo orange squash, beans and pulses etc. We partnered with Ms. Imelda fernanda arajuao of Kuchena LCC and Mrs. Patricia Kamkondo of Pakk designs two Malawian women entrepreneurs who displayed and sold their Malawian fashion accessories and clothing representing Malawian traditional wear. We were also very privileged to have a young upcoming Malawi artist Mr. Kenneth Namalomba who flew in from Malawi to join us in the event, show cased and sold some of his amazing and unique paintings from his collection “TALES OF AN AFRICAN CHILD”.
It was good to see the excitement and surprises from people who have never heard about Malawi and some that had been to Malawi and spoke very highly of Malawi and its people. Overall we were pleased and happy that Malawi had taken part in this event and we almost sold out on all our goods .We are looking forward to many more other similar events to come in the following years. We look forward to a greater and successful event next year with many more activities.