This year, the majority of exhibitors are dissatisfied with the movement of the Ptolemaida Trade Fair, in the area next to the complex of 1u and 3u Vocational High Schools.
They emphasize that “there is no Trade Fair without wholesalers”, with the curtain falling this evening, although many will leave, earlier, heading to the Argos Orestiko of Kastoria.
On the contrary, the manager of the Luna Park, which welcomed the largest volume of visitors to the Fair, declared that he was satisfied with the attendance of young and old, putting forward the argument of reasonable prices, since “each game in the Luna Park cost three euros for five minutes “, the owners of outdoor grills and the stalls with halva – sweets.
The complaints of the exhibitors are summarized in the incomplete organization with an impact on the provision of the services provided, even in the field of Hygiene, in the degradation and limited supply of goods, in the cost of stay despite the fact of the discount on the rent of the premises.
They pointed to the fact that local consumers, citing the economic crisis but also the tight family budget due to unemployment, did not make purchases, while there were also those cases where they would choose trade fairs in neighboring cities for their winter supplies.
They came to a common conclusion that, if its operating framework is not modernized, then, in about three years, the trade fair will cease to exist, while several exhibitors will not return to the next event.