Monday, September 17, 2012

Lagos International Trade Fair beckons.

OVER 15 foreign countries have already signified interest to participate in this year’s edition of Lagos International Trade Fair, against 14 that took part last year.

According to the chamber in a media statement signed by the Public Relations Manager of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), organizers of the fair, Tope Oluwaleye, the Chamber has concluded plans for Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings between indigenous and foreign exhibitors seeking trade opportunities and partnerships at this year’s Lagos International Trade Fair, which runs from November 2nd to 11th at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in the heart of Lagos.

This, he said, was in line with the theme of the 2012 Fair: “Promoting Trade for Sustainable Economic Transformation” and renewed drive by the government as well as sundry interest groups to showcase and promote potentials in the Nigerian economy. He explained: “LCCI decided to shift the venue of the fair, tagged ‘The Biggest and the Best’, from the Lagos Trade Fair Complex this year because of the ongoing construction work on the Lagos Badagry Expressway. The expansion of the road had posed huge challenges to commuters and   participants at the Fair last year.

“Already, feedback from already registered and potential exhibitors, especially from abroad, indicates satisfaction with the shift of the Fair grounds to Tafawa Balewa Square, which is easily accessible from most parts of Lagos. It is envisaged that this year will witness an increase in participation of exhibitors and visitors”.
He noted that this year’s venue offers a three-in-one interconnected fair grounds through the main bowl of the TBS, the adjourning cricket pitch and the Club Arcade car park. Combined, these three locations have a total exhibition space of over 40,000 square metres, more than the required 35,000 to host the Lagos International Trade Fair.

"The Lagos International Trade Fair is the flagship of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the oldest chamber in the West African sub-region. LCCI has organised the Lagos International Trade Fair for 26 consecutive years", he said.

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Culled from the Nigerian Guardian Newspapers.

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