Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Agribusiness Masterclass


The Buhari administration has identified agriculture as one of the sectors of the economy that need re-jigging with a view to making Nigeria self sufficient in food production. 

Like the administrators of the country, we believe that agriculture should move from its present level of subsistence to a level where modern techniques and technologies are employed in its practice, particularly in an environment as this where agriculture is the major occupation of the people, especially the Women and Youth. To this end, we are proposing an agriculture and agribusiness masterclass that would comprise of One Day of practical training sessions of lectures, presentations by multimedia and demonstrations by an Israeli expert.

The choice of an Israeli resource person cannot be overemphasized. Agriculture in Israel is the success story of a long, hard struggle against adverse conditions and of making maximum use of arable land and scarce water. 

Its success lies in the determination and ingenuity of farmers and scientists who have dedicated themselves to developing a flourishing agriculture. The close cooperation between R&D and industry led to the development of a market-oriented agribusiness that exports agro-technology solutions worldwide. A good lesson to countries, including Nigeria, in dire need of solutions in their war against hunger, diseases, morbidity and mortality! 

The first phase of the masterclass would hold in three cities viz: Lagos, Kaduna and Enugu.



Friday, September 11, 2015

NIGERIA IS ON THE RISE: Take Advantage.

Are you considering selling or expanding your business overseas? Then take advantage of the emerging economy in the new Nigeria.

Our office will support you with; company registration, food, drink & drug registration at NAFDAC and Information Technology License registration and payments at NOTAP. Get acquainted with SONCAP, NCC and FIRS. We can also assist you with temporary staff and office space. You may stay in our boutique hotel if visiting Lagos. Email us through inquiry@ibgnigeria.com for a bouquet of our range of services. Nigeria is on the RISE!

The world bank may be wrong after all in it's assessment on doing business in Nigeria. Read this report: http://www.briplusnews.com/business/nigerias-business-record-speaks/



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Showcase Seminar, Brazil Business Mission Possible!

 *Showcase Brazil seminar was hosted, March 25, by Infoplus Business as it collaborates with Nigeria Brazil Centre for Business to raise awareness of Nigerians on the possibility for expanded business relationship with the people of Brazil.

Though Brazil shares some elements of culture, ecology and demography with Nigeria, its advancement in science and technology has become a requirement for Nigeria as it transforms its economy’.  While Nigeria belongs to the MINT countries, Brazil as a member of the BRICS provides a guiding light to Nigeria as it develops its infrastructure and rejig its economy.

Nigeria can learn a couple of lessons from Brazil’s agriculture and agribusiness, affordable housing provision and financing, Information Technology and Software Publishing for the Oil and Gas sector and financial service. To effectively position Nigeria among the MINT countries and the comity of nations, sources of energy other than fossil fuels should be harnessed. Brazil offers a lead in this direction.

The growth in the Nigerian middle class and the attendant improvement in quality of life have seen the rise in retail franchising in the country. Brazil is a good destination for beauty supplies, fashion and wellness products. The expansion in shopping mall development in the country is an additional incentive for the discerning in Nigerian cities, with its thriving middle class population with good disposable income.

We have proposed to lead a business mission to three cities in Brazil, June 1-7. Participants would have the opportunities for business and social networking, company visits and travel. In the course of the Mission, participants would be assisted to engage Brazilian business people for partnerships, strategic alliances or to serve as agents and distributors of products and services in Nigeria.


Nigeria’s positioning to attract global firms starts here, with the Brazil business mission. The Showcase seminar was the harbinger!


*An address by Ndudi Osakwe at the just concluded Showcase Brazil seminar in Lagos, Nigeria.
For inquiries, email brazil@ibgnigeria.com.

Monday, January 12, 2015

BRAZIL BUSINESS MISSION, May 24-31, 2015.


Infoplus Business Services (IBG Nigeria) in collaboration with Nigeria Brazil Centre for Business plan a business mission to four cities in Brazil namely Rio de Janeiro, Porto Allegre, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo for May 24-31, 2015.

The choice of Brazil is timely as Nigeria grapples with the reality of falling oil price, rising unemployment and increasing rate of poverty and as the Federal Government continues in its efforts to re-jig its key sectors especially agriculture, a country like Brazil comes in handy.

Brazil has been nicknamed the food basket of the world and has earned global recognition as a result of its agricultural technology for tropical weather, heavy investment in innovation and sophisticated service industry among others that qualified its membership in the BRICS countries. Its model of sustainable development based on robust economic growth with income distribution, social inclusion and job creation has transformed the country into an economic powerhouse with a forecast by the World Bank to become the fifth largest economy in the world.


Brazil's success in agriculture and agribusiness, its premiership in deep sea oil drilling technology, its capacity and creativity in information technology and software services, affordable housing program, robust market for retail franchising in clothing and cosmetics are good reasons to join the trade mission to Brazil this year.  These sectors form the areas of focus for the business mission. It provides an opportunity for discerning Nigerian business people interested in developing joint venture partnerships in retail business, economic housing development, agribusiness, and for those looking to take advantage of the local content policy in the oil and gas sector to develop technical and strategic alliances etc. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

On the opening day at Rio de Janeiro, the president of Rio de Janeiro Industrial Federation (FIRJAN) would deliver a speech on Brazil's action plans for Nigerian market. A group discussion on unlocking the opportunities in Brazil for the Nigerian market will follow. On the same day, there would be conference papers to be presented on Sustaining the principles of international trade, the Nigerian market, and its challenges, way forward for Brazilian investors'.

Other papers to be presented on the day include Opportunities in Technology for Oil and Gas, Innovation and Development in the Brazilian Equipment and Information Technology Industry and lastly, Facilities for Import and Export-Funding projects in Nigeria'.  Business to business matching would be arranged for participants while in-company visits would be organized on the second and third day to Porto Alegre and Minas Gerais respectively.

Dignitaries expected at the four-day event include the Nigerian Ambassador to Brazil, HE Adamu Emezozo, the President, Rio de Janeiro Industrial Federation, the President, Apex Brazil (the Brazilian Investment and Export Promotion Council), the President, Cotrijal-Expodireto (Agriculture and Agro Allied), and the Managing Director, Softex, an oil and gas company, BNDES (the Brazilian Import Export Bank), Petrobras, Brazilian Association of Franchising amongst others.

To precede the mission to Brazil, a seminar will be held on our Open for Business' series tagged Showcase Brazil slated for March 25, 2015 at the Resource Place, Ikeja, Lagos. The seminar highlights the economy, travel and culture of the people of Brazil. Interested participants may take advantage of the workshop to register for the Mission as it would be the last date for the submission of registration forms.

Our firm, Infoplus Business Services is a market research, international business facilitation and investment attraction consultancy that started off in 2003 with the representation of the US states of Missouri and California offices of International Marketing, East Mediterranean Regional Office. Our services include market investigations, trade advisory, and in-country business representation, etc.

For more information on the business mission to Brazil, email brazil@ibgnigeria.com or call Ndudi Osakwe on 0813 453 6545. You may also email contact@nigeriabrazil.org | www.nigeriabrazil.org/site/en or call the Centre on +55-31-3785-9519.




Saturday, January 3, 2015

BRAZIL BUSINESS MISSION...possible!

Happy New Year. In collaboration with Nigeria-Brazil Centre for Business, we propose a private sector led business visit to Brazil, May 24-31, 2015.

Areas of focus for the mission include the following: Agribusiness, Information and Communication Technology, Housing and Retail Franchising (clothing, cosmetics and leather).

In addition, a seminar to SHOWCASE Brazil economy, trade and culture would hold March 25, 2015 in Lagos. Get information on the prospects that Brazil presents to discerning business people from Nigeria. Place your business on a sound footing. In 2015, the mission to Brazil is possible.
Our media support comes from the Guardian Newspapers while travel logistics would be provided by CIFF Travels and Tours Limited. More information shortly.

However, you may reach us on brazil@ibgnigeria.com.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Open for Business series: Showcase on Israel's economy, travel and culture.


It is our pleasure to invite you to our Showcase ETC series on Open for Business scheduled for October 29th 2014 in Lagos. This edition of the four hour program periscopes the economy, travel and culture of the State of Israel. Senior officials from the Embassy of Israel would take questions on doing business with Israel, its key sectors, locating business partners, understanding its business culture, vacation destinations and visa procedures. It would be interactive with a Q&A session.

Other select countries during this Quarter are Brazil and Benin Republic. Stay tuned.

You may email us on inquiry@ibgnigeria.com for more info. on participation and sponsorship opportunities.