The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) had stated the European Union (EU), African, Asia and Arab countries had indicated interest to participate in the 2015 Lagos International Trade Fair. The Chairman, Trade Promotion Board of the chamber, Dr Michael Olawale-Cole, stated the theme of this year’s fair as, “Enhancing Value Addition in the Non-oil Economy’’.
He said that the foreign countries would come with entrepreneurs, who were expected with investments that would boost the non-oil sector of the economy and the fair would provide a platform to identify alternatives and give exposure to the opportunities that abound in value addition, which would enhance earning and profitability.
The Lagos International Trade Fair is Nigeria’s premier International Trade Fair had attracted both local and foreign exhibitors over the years to the nation. The 10-day event had been held since 1981. The LCCI took over the organization of the fair in 1986 and have been staging the fair annually till date. Within this period, the Lagos International Trade Fair has grown tremendously in popularity to become a leading forum for trade and business promotion in Nigeria, and indeed Africa. The Trade Fair had been held either at Tafawa Balewa Square in the heart of Lagos Island or the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex along Lagos Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
The Lagos International Trade Fair enjoys wide publicity in the electronic and print media throughout its ten (10) day duration before and even after; thereby presenting a unique opportunity for exhibitors to advertise their products, services, inventions and innovations to both Nigerian and foreign audience. The Fair is usually supported by the Federal and Lagos State Governments, and is always well attended by numerous government agencies seeking new ideas, inventions and innovations necessary for the attainment of the objectives for which they were set up and provides opportunities for various trade groups and professionals to present new products and new ideas as the Fair brings into focus the full potentials and business opportunities existing in Nigeria.
Founded in 1888, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the Premier Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. It was incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organization, Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act of 1948. Its primary objective is to promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce and agriculture as well as representing the opinion of the business community on the above matters in particular, and the economy as a whole as the Chamber comprises the crème of Nigeria’s top business organizations and personalities, who are able and ready to enter into business interactions with their counterparts all over the world.
Trade Fair Prospectus can be downloaded here. The 2015 fair will hold from November 6 to 15.