Economy to get a boost as LCCI hosts 31st edition of the Lagos international trade fair
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and a leading voice in the organised private sector (OPS) in Nigeria, is set to host the 31st edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday 3rd November, 2017 by 10am at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. While the Closing Ceremony is slated for Sunday 12th November, 2017 at the same venue by 3pm prompt. The Trade Fair will run for a total of ten (10) days at the TBS.
Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: “In addition to the General Interest Fair, the annual international business event will also feature the Business-2-Business meetings simultaneously with the fair. While Thursday 2nd November, 2017 will be the day to host the International Investment Conference at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos at 9am prompt.”
Yusuf added “The exhibition will also facilitate networking amongst exhibitors and between exhibitors and visitors. The Fair is expected to attract a huge traffic of visitors seeking to take advantage of the networking opportunities and discounted prices. Corporate organisations including Multinational Corporations, Indigenous Conglomerates and Financial Institutions as well as SMEs have indicated interest to participate at the exhibition. Exhibitors expected at the Fair include companies from China, Japan, Ghana, Cameroun, Russia, the U.S, Pakistan and countries in the E.U. The Investment conference, with the theme “Promoting Industrialisation for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth” will create a platform to discuss strategies for economic diversification and business sustainability. Yusuf also emphasized that relevant agencies and departments of the Government will be available to exhibit and attend to other exhibitors and visitors. He stated that agencies that have confirmed attendance to provide information and educate exhibitors and visitors are Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Federal Institute of Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), NAFDAC, Corporate Affairs Commission amongst others. Yusuf stated that “so far, so good the excitement that the fair has generated has been phenomenal and we are indeed happy about it.”
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the premier chamber of commerce in Nigeria. Founded in 1888 and incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organization. The LCCI promotes, supports or opposes legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce and agriculture. The LCCI has over 1,500 registered members and is well known for its annual ” Lagos International Trade Fair” which was launched in 1977. For more information visit;www.lagoschamber.com