All is set for the 2019 Small and Medium Enterprises International Trade Fair, Lagos, with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo and other dignitaries to be in attendance, organisers have said.
According to the organisers, Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN), the SME Trade Fair, will have in attendance 500 local and international exhibitors and 50,000 visitors.
Also expected at the Trade Fair are His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Lagos West Senator, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu; Minister of Trade and Investment (State), Mrs Maryam Katagum amongst others.
The Trade Fair is scheduled to hold December 3 – 7, 2019, at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. From 9am – 6pm daily.
In a state by the Chairman Organising Group, Dr Jude Nwankwo, and made available to journalists, the event tagged SME International Week and Trade Fair, Lagos 2019, with the theme: “Promoting SMEs for National Economic Growth and Prosperity”, will be Nigeria’s biggest trade fair in the country.
The statement reads: “This Trade Fair will be the biggest in Nigeria. Special Guests of Honour to grace the event include Nigeria’s Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo; Ooni of Ife, HIM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu; Minister of Trade and Investment for State, Amb Maryam Katagum, and many others.
“The Trade Fair will have in attendance 500 local and international exhibitors and 50,000 visitors. It celebrates SMEs and aims to build a platform for products display, trade promotion, business development, investment opportunities, business exchange & networking for both Nigeria and international SMEs and visitors.
“Other benefits participants will enjoy include massive Discounted Sales, Free internet access, Brand/Products Promotion, Business Networking, Master Classes, Conferences, Business Clinics, B2B Meetings, Raffle Draws, Giveaways’, Onsite SMEs Loans, Onsite Buy Paylater Services, Onsite CAC, SON, NAFDAC Services among others.”
Nwankwo, who described small and medium enterprises as back born of Nigeria and global economies, said the 2019 SMEs International Week & Trade Fair, Lagos seeks to promote SME development in Nigeria.
“The event was designed to help domestic SMEs increase their market shares and presence in the country as well as help foreign SMEs expand throughout the vast mainland market of Nigeria, the biggest economy in Africa,” he noted.
Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) is an umbrella association of youth entrepreneurs in Nigeria, promoting and supporting entrepreneurship development in the country.