The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the organiser of the Lagos International Trade Fair, has chosen to drive home the message of economic recovery during the 2017 edition of the fair. The theme for 2017 fair is: “promoting industrialisation for economic recovery and sustainable growth”
The Fair which is staged with the support and co-operation of the Federal and the State Governments covers all aspects of business and economic activities in Nigeria.
It is anticipated that the fair will attract about 500,000 visitors from within and outside the Country including businessmen, investors, customers, top government officials and representatives of Nigeria’s important trading houses and those seeking joint-venture partnerships.
According to the Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Mr. Sola Oyetayo, the fair will be anchored on the need to achieve economic recovery through industrialisation.
He said, “The realities clearly require the support of all stakeholders to work towards the recovery and sustainability of our nation’s economy. With the provision of enabling business environment, industrialisation is a major springboard to economic recovery and massive job creation.”
The highlights of the fair, according to him will include an international investment conference scheduled for November 2, a day before the commencement of the fair.
The conference would be cantered on the ease of doing business, Oyetayo added, stressing that it would provide a platform for the industrial and services sectors to interact with relevant players in the economy.
In addition to the international investment conference, the event would feature a general consumer fair at the Tafawa Balewa Square. The fair would also feature Business to Business Meeting, Secondary School Essay Competition and Lagos Creative Industry Fair.
All the activities are to culminate in a ‘Special Day’ for state governments, embassies of countries and other exhibitors to promote their products, services and culture to potential clients and investors.