26 May 2014

Nigeria: European Nations to Headline Lagos Expo

editorial

Lagos — Aulic Nigeria Limited, facility manager and concessionaire, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, has confirmed 29 countries for its third Specialized Trade Exhibition that will hold between June 6 and 15.

Though the actual countries were not named for "security reasons," representatives of firms and nations from East Europe are expected to lead the 119 countries anticipated at the exhibition that would provide employment opportunities, boost trade and business between local businessmen and their foreign counterparts.

The fair, which is being organized by Aulic in association with Ukraine International Exhibition Centre and Heritage International Business Concept (HiBC), has the theme, 'Boosting Nigeria's Development through Creative and Innovative Industrialization.'

Speaking with newsmen, the Group Managing Director of Aulic, Dr Chika Ezeh, while outlining activities put in place to host the fair, said international events had dropped in recent times due to run down facilities, but that this had been arrested with the recent extensive renovations of facilities in the complex. According to her, as a result, "things are different now as many countries and firms are sending representatives. They have indicated interest in being part of this exhibition. 119 representative firms are expected; 29 already are here, some talking with their embassies, while others should be fully here by next week."

Legal Director, Daniel Udeh, said that Aulic's strategies and synergy with foreign players were being optimised to drive growth, particularly along the path of the Federal Government's transformation agenda.

Gozie Iroegbu, head, Marketing of the organization, while commending work in the facility, enjoined the need for all to mobilise, sensitise and educate the general public ahead of the exhibition for a successful outing.

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