35 foreign companies to feature in Abuja Trade Fair

About 35 foreign companies have indicated interest in the 12th Abuja International Trade Fair, scheduled to hold from tomorrow, September 21 to October 7.

The Director, Membership and Business Development of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Mrs. Tonia Shoyele, while making the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja, said there are about 35 countries coming in and the various embassies in Nigeria are sending representatives. They have all obtained their booths and all the states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will also be present.

According to Shoyele, “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.

Shoyele said that the objective of the fair was to open business contacts and not serve as a market place.

“The objectives of this fair will be principally to promote accelerated development of commerce and industry. To promote revitalisation and diversification of the Nigerian economy by promoting the nation’s non-oil exports, particularly agro-allied products and mineral resources.

“To also direct attention to the role of the private sector in the Nigerian economy and provide access to resource and technology funding”, the director added.

The theme of the fair is “Returning Nigeria to the Path of Sufficiency Through Non-Oil Exports.”


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