About 35 foreign companies have subscribed to participate at the 12th Abuja International Trade Fair. Director, Membership and Business Development of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Mrs Tonia Shoyele, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. The trade fair is scheduled to hold from September 21 – Oct. 7.
“There are about 35 countries coming in, the various embassies in Nigeria are sending representatives, they have all obtained their booths, all the states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will also be present.
The theme of the fair is “Returning Nigeria to the Path of Sufficiency Though Non-Oil Exports’’.
“The innovation is the fact that we now have business-to-business section in this fair, which is the actual selling point in international trade fairs.
“What we have brought to the table which is totally different from what has been ongoing before, is that we want to march companies, we want to march buyers with manufacturers which has never happened before,’’ she said.
Furthermore, she noted that the fair is “To promote revitalisation and diversification of the Nigerian economy by promoting the nation’s non-oil exports, particularly agro-allied products and mineral resources.