The NSI, as a specialised agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry joined the ministry and Team Namibia, with its first exhibition at the Annual Ongwediva Trade Fair from 21-29 August 2009.
The NSI was represented by Amanda Murangi, Johannes Hamukwaya, Zicco Haufiku, Johanna Heita and Annemarie Saunderson, Rosy Jacobs and Riundja Ali Kaakunga (Othy).
The CEO attended the Trade Fair during the MTI Open Day on 24 August 2009, which was officially opened by HE Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia on 25 August 2009. The aim of the NSI's participation in the Trade Fair was to increase awareness about the NSI's activities and standardisation in general. The NSI attracted interest not only from the business community, but also from people who wanted to know more about the functions of the organisation. Questions were raised on standards, certification and the NSI's role in the fishing industry.