BRIEF ON THE LAGOS INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The Lagos International Trade Fair is the premier International Trade Fair in Nigeria. The spectacular 10-day event, which usually begins on the first Friday in November of every year since 1981. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is the oldest and highly influential in Nigeria, took over the organisation of the fair in 1986 and has been staging the fair annually to 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 Chamber is uniquely aware of the high standards expected of an International Trade Fair, and it is, therefore, constantly striving to live up to this expectation. Moreover, the Chamber comprises the crème of Nigeria’s top business organisations and personalities, who are able and ready to enter into business interactions with their counterparts all over the world.
In recognition of its importance and usefulness, increasing numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over Nigeria and the world at large are taking keen interest in, and patronising, the Lagos International Trade Fair.The fair holds in Lagos, the Commercial and Industrial heartland of Nigeria, which is easily accessible by air, sea and land.
The Fair has attracted both local and foreign exhibitors over the years. Since 1986 when the organisation of the Fair was taken over by LCCI, the participation of local and foreign exhibitors has been growing steadily.The Trade Fair in most recent years, 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.
This year, it will be held for the fourth consecutive years, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. More importantly, competent and experienced members of the Trade Promotion Board, staff and contractors of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry are ever willing and ready to assist participants at the Fair by providing up-to-date business information and attending promptly to enquiries from exhibitors and visitors to the Fair.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.
The fair provides opportunities for various trade groups and professionals to present new products and new ideas. Also, our foreign visitors have the privilege of visiting places of interest in the country through our hospitality and tourism programmes. Moreover, eminent dignitaries and decision makers from all over Nigeria visit the Fair on a daily basis throughout its duration.The Fair brings into focus the full potentials and business opportunities existing in Nigeria.
For more information or enquiries, please contact:
The Director, Membership & Trade Promotion
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1st Floor, Commerce House
1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria, Island, Lagos.
Tel: 01-7732305(D/L), 01-2120651