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‘Lagos trade fair to aid networking, value creation’

By Guardian Nigeria
27 October 2021   |   4:03 am
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has announced its preparedness to host the 35th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair themed ‘Connecting Businesses, Creating Value’.

Chinyere Almona

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has announced its preparedness to host the 35th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair themed ‘Connecting Businesses, Creating Value’.

Director General of the Chamber, Dr. Chinyere Almona said: “In addition to the general interest fair, the yearly international business event will feature the Business-2-Business meetings simultaneously with the fair. There will also be the Africa Day Celebration at the same venue. The focus this year is to encourage intra-African trade and position Africa as the preferred investment destination and an economic powerhouse.”

Almona added that the exhibition will also facilitate networking amongst exhibitors and visitors, stating that the fair is expected to attract many visitors seeking to take advantage of the networking opportunities and discounted prices.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10 am at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Onikan, Lagos, while the closing ceremony is slated for Sunday November 14, 2021 at the same venue at 3 pm prompt. The Trade Fair will run for a total of 10 days.

She noted that corporate organisations, including multinational corporations, indigenous conglomerates, financial institutions, and SMEs have indicated interest in participating at the fair.

Almona also emphasised that relevant agencies and departments of the Government will be available to exhibit and attend to other exhibitors and visitors.

She stated that agencies that have confirmed attendance to provide information and educate exhibitors and visitors are the Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Federal Institute of Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), NAFDAC, Corporate Affairs Commission, amongst others.

Almona stated that “the fair has generated considerable excitement and we are indeed happy about the strategic engagement with our partners.”