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West Africa automotive show in Lagos holds May 16

By Samuel Ifetoye
27 March 2023   |   3:30 am
The third edition of West Africa Automotive Show (WAAS) will hold between May 16 and 18, 2023 at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The third edition of West Africa Automotive Show (WAAS) will hold between May 16 and 18, 2023 at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The largest car parts trade show in the country is expected to receive more than 150 exhibitors from 40 countries with more than 3,500 taking part in the three-day exhibition.

This edition, which is building on last year’s highly successful event, will include six country pavilions and launch a new conference alongside the exhibition.

The WAAS conference will provide visitors with even more opportunity to hear from policy-makers and the industry about the automotive sector in Nigeria and West Africa to find out what is new, and to discuss policy and trends.

WAAS is the region’s largest showcase for hundreds of automotive brands from across the world and covers a huge diversity of products, parts and services. It is organised by BtoB Events, which has the largest portfolio of trade exhibitions across the African continent.

Managing Director of BtoB Events, Jamie Hill, said he was looking forward to welcoming first-timers and the many returning exhibitors and visitors, especially with the new WAAS conference added to the show’s support for the automotive sector.

“The West Africa Automotive Show has built a huge following and has already become the largest automotive aftermarket exhibition in West Africa. Visitors appreciate being among the first to see, touch and encounter new products and technologies from across the world on site.

“The WAAS Conference will add to the experience, bringing together the industry’s key leaders and government officials to discuss trends and challenges. I am delighted that we have been able to appoint the Director of Policy and Planning at the National Automotive Council, Luqman Mamudu, as conference chair,” he said.

He added that Mamudu, who is also the chief executive officer and founder of Transtech Industrial Consulting, wants the conference programme to address a range of factors affecting the status of Nigeria’s automotive sector and that of West Africa.

“I expect that the inaugural conference of WAAS and the show itself will deepen demand for new parts in Nigeria. Above all, the conference recommendations will inform action of the incoming government of Nigeria in charting a new course for the automotive sector.”

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