The 32nd edition of the Lagos international trade fair organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), will commence today with over 500,000 visitors and 2000 exhibitors expected in the course of the 10 days event.
Scheduled to take place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos, the chamber noted that the various reforms it embarked upon would increase opportunities for business linkages and inflow of investments into the country, as against the experience in previous years.
Director-General of LCCI, Muda Yusuf, in a statement, 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.
“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 some countries in the European Union. The Investment conference, with the theme “Promoting Investment, Connecting Businesses” will create a platform to discuss strategies for economic diversification and development, as well as business sustainability”.