Business group to hold international trade expo
St. Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association Business Group has concluded arrangements to organise its two-day International Trade Expo 2022 on October 28–29, 2022. The international trade expo will take place on the college grounds at Akoka, Lagos.
The purpose of SFCOBA Worldwide Trade Expo, according to Bosede Odelusi, who is the immediate past second Vice President of St. Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association, the founder of the business group and sponsor of the trade expo, is to lay the foundation for good policies including new ideas, best business practices, and ease of doing business for start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs with the aim of getting them to compete favourably on the global stage.
He added that the expo’s main objectives are “to create an avenue to showcase and advertise individual businesses and to network and share ideas.”
While the group is inviting members of the public, other targets include the business community, financial Institutions, the Catholic Community, St. Finbarr’s College PTA (Parents/Teachers Association), students from all Catholic schools in Lagos, and members of Secondary Schools Old Boys Associations in Nigeria.
According to Trade Fair Expo Coordinator, Lekan Badejo, the fair will highlight and recognise the crucial role played by small and medium-scale organisations, start-ups, and innovators within and outside the association. It also provides a unique opportunity to further boost trade exchange among exhibitors, build business relationships and networks with value and at the same time encourage participants to have a little fun.
“It will set the scene, create domestic opportunities for the small business sector, and enhance global competitiveness. It will also forge relationships and produce a viable environment whereby small businesses can compete and thrive. The overall idea is geared toward entrepreneurs more interested in doing than dreaming. The event will also involve cultural activities, music and other side attractions,” Badejo added.