‘Home Décor & Giftware Exhibition is a platform for sustainable dev in the African retail industry’
Nigeria recorded the highest retail sale of $125 billion in the sub-Saharan Africa in 2016. In fact, despite the current economic challenges in Africa, the retail market was the third largest contributor to Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP).
This was made known by the Global Retail Development Index, further reiterating how instrumental the retail market is to economic development of the country. Meanwhile, the Home Décor and Giftware Exhibition organised by Clarion Events West Africa, in partnership with The Retail Council of Nigeria, and The African Association of Interior Designers is scheduled to hold at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos July 5-7, 2017.
It is a retail event that will further open up channels of trade between Nigerian buyers and international suppliers and manufacturers. Retail trade in Nigeria is fast growing and it is expected that in a few years to come, it is going to be the biggest employer of labour and a major contributor to the country’s GDP. Therefore, the exhibition potentially provides a huge increase in foreign investments and investors. It is also an opportunity for Nigerian manufacturers to showcase products.
Home Décor and Giftware is Nigeria’s & West Africa’s premier retailers buying trade fair, showcasing hundreds of new brands & products. What makes Home, Decor Giftware unique is that a broad portfolio of verticals will be represented, ensuring the event is not overexposed to a market. These include kitchen & dining ware, furniture, lighting, outdoor living space, cushion, candles, home décor, aspirational fashion and accessories including jewelry, leather goods, handbags, scarfs, watches, eyewear, gifts, greeting cards & stationaries, craft supplies, collectibles, souvenirs, wall art, personalised products, accessories, children toys, games, clothes & wellbeing, candles, home scents, fragrances, bath & body, ceramics and glass, fashion & textiles, as well as handmade pieces.
Speaking on the exhibition, Asiwaju S. K. Onafowokan, President, of the Retail Council of Nigeria (RCN), said: ‘Home Décor and Giftware Expo is no doubt going to be a great opportunity for members of the association to network with other international participants for business opportunities which would eventually impact the Nigerian positively.”
The Clarion Events’ international retail division organises 14 high quality trade events every year for the retail sector, covering design-led giftware & homeware and internet retailing. The market leading events support over 3,000 businesses, exhibitors and sponsors, attracting over 60,000 discerning retailers and professionals from all over the world.
It is an opportunity for the buyer to meet different manufacturers and suppliers for a better relationship.