Feedback collected from vendors and shoppers after the 2012 edition of the shopping festival indicated that a 1-day shopping fair was not adequate. Vendors said that more shoppers seemed to be walking in even as the event was ending. Shoppers also indicated that they had not gotten enough time to visit all stalls.
The 2013 Shopping Festival was therefore held over a 3-day period (30th march to 1st April) at the Event Haven, Trade fair. The event was sponsored by MTN. There were 40 vendors and over 1800 shoppers.
This represents a 105% increase in the number of vendors and a 450% increase in the number of shoppers that participated in 2013 as compared to 2012.