The first Lagos International Trade Fair which opened on Sunday (27 November) promises to be a big success with exhibitors and spectators from all over the world flocking to the site.
The first Lagos International Trade Fair which opened on Sunday (27 November) promises to be a big success with exhibitors and spectators from all over the world flocking to the site. With so much potential markets at stake organisers were leaving little to chance and devoted themselves to the final preparations.
SYNOPSIS: The trade fair complex covers an area of 305 hectares (800 acres), and is connected by Expressway networks that link sea parts, air ports and the city of Lagos. As the finishing touches were being put on the stands there was still uncertainty as to whether Russia would be present. Exhibits from European Economic Community countries, the Economic Community of West African States and most other African countries excluding South Africa displayed the wares and produce all aimed at the lucrative Nigerian market. The Nigerian Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo was due to open the fair on Sunday (27 November). It will last for fifteen days.
Organised by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Trade, the fair includes Banking services and customs offices at the ground so that imported exhibition material could be brought in with little delay. A conference hall with seating capacity of five hundred, and several business committee rooms are there to provide for every possible need. And for relaxation there is an artificial lake and an amusement park with a variety of shows for adults and children.