Lagos trade fare hold simultaneously at three different venues

Lagos—The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, yesterday, said the 2015 Lagos International Trade Fair, LITF, will, for the first time ever, hold simultaneously at three different venues.

The Chairman, Trade Promotion Board of the LCCI, Dr. Olawale Cole, said the LCCI is breaking new grounds in response to the yearnings of the business world through the multiple venue development.

“The Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan will host  the business to customer general fair, the Muson Centre, Onikan, will host the business-to-business and corporate exhibition and the Freedom Park, Broad street will host the creative industry fair, tagged Eko Akete.


“In hosting this fair in these venues, the LCCI aims to hold an all-inclusive fair, which will accommodate all sectors of the economy and expose the potentials of the Nigerian economy beyond oil” he said.

In a parley  on the preparations of the fair tagged: “Enhancing Value Addition in the Non-Oil Economy”, scheduled to hold from the 6th to 15th of November, 2015, the Chairman trade promotion board of the LCCI, Dr. Olawale Cole, said the LCCI is breaking new grounds in response to the yearnings of the business world as the fair will hold simultaneously in three different venues.

“The Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan will host  the business to customer general fair, the Muson Centre, Onikan, will host the business-to-business and corporate exhibition and the Freedom Park, Broad street will host the creative industry fair, tagged Eko Akete”

He noted that the fair has attracted numerous local and international companies and already, they have confirmed bookings from China, Egypt, Japan, Ghana, India, European Union, Indonesia and Pakistan for participation in the fair.

“The need to support the development of the non-oil sector in Nigeria especially now that the country urgently needs to diversify the economy cannot be over-emphasized. Nigeria is today a mono-economy country; and it has become clear to every Nigerian that things must change fast.”

”In line with this, especially in today’s business world, developmental initiatives such as investment conference and entrepreneurship development programs with special focus on the non-oil sector is a means of getting the country out of the present precarious situation,” Cole stated.