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24th Enugu International Trade Fair 

This is the 24th edition of the famous Enugu international Trade Fair as we have come through another full circle. This annual business show organized by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) usually spotlights some key areas of investment and business in Nigerian economy that demands national attention and policy initiatives.

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The fair normally holds in the first quarter of every year and is organized with the support and cooperation of the Federal and  State Governments. It embraces all aspects of business and economic activities in Nigeria, and offers unique market for manufacturers, suppliers, as well as opportunities for investment, product and corporate promotion
The 24th Edition of the fair has been scheduled to hold from  Friday 15th March – Monday 25th March, 2013 and is intended to refocus attention and align with the effort in re-engineering the nation’s economy through enhanced private sector development with relevant policy designs and measures that would spur and sustain free enterprise culture.

  THE THEME OF THE FAIR:  

” Positioning the Nation’s Economic Environment as Investment Destination of Choice in Africa and for Effective Global Competitiveness” was chosen to address  the environmental challenges that has been militating against Nigeria being the choice Country for Investors which is hampering sustainable growth and the development of the national economy and in particular, realizing the vision 2020 of being one of the top twenty economies in the world.
In line with the current effort of the Federal Government in transforming the economy, stimulate real growth and encourage investment through the application of private sector friendly policies and budget, the 24th edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair is planned to focus attention in furtherance to our strategic initiative for a stronger and virile free enterprise and governance, that is sustained with public trust and confidence.

SOME OF THE UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS OFFERED BY THE FAIR INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

I.      Enugu the home territory of the organizers of the fair is the political capital of the nine states that make up the eastern Nigeria. This area has the biggest market in West Africa comprising two industrial/commercial complexes. Onisha/Nnewi and Aba/ Port Harcourt. Also, the nation’s first and only export processing zone {EPZ} is located here while 60% of the oil, gas chemical and petro-chemical industries, and 28%of all privately owned industries in Nigeria are located within the territory. The region’s 30% million people or 28% of Nigeria’s population accounts for 36%of trade in the territory is about $8.1 billion going by 1991statistice, the Enugu International trade fair is the major GATEWAY to this vast market, since the 9 states in the region are under the umbrella of Enugu chamber of commerce for the organization of international trade fair. The fair thus guarantees you the biggest and the fairest market for business in West Africa.

II.      The organizers of the fair, Enugu chamber of commerce, is the oldest chamber of commerce in Eastern Nigeria and one of the oldest in Nigeria. World famous statesman among them Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dr. Akanu Ibiam and Dr M.I. Okpara all of blessed memories brought recognition and prominence to commerce and industry in the home territory of the chamber. The annual domestic trade fair which the chamber hosted for several years were highly rated in organization and business performance and earned her the qualification to become the third centre for international trade fair in Nigeria. This ingenuity backed by experience is evident in the rising popularity and success of the Enugu International trade fairs and has right earned the chamber, the sobriquet: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

III.      The fair puts the spotlight on the world’s most populous black nation and one of Africa’s richest countries, exposing and promoting the vast business and investment opportunities in the country. With a population of 150 million, huge oil wealth (6th world oil producer) and abundant natural resources, Nigeria unarguably offers an irresistible market. The Enugu International trade fair offers a GATEWAY and opportunity to capture this market.

IV.      The fair is planned to fit into and facilitate the national master plan for the transformation of the economy through its promotion and focus on the current economic policy of federal government.

V.      In reciprocation the fair is fully supported by the Nigerian government and is usually well patronized by numerous government agencies in search of new products, services, invention and investment proposals.

VI.      The fair usually is staged between MARCH and APRIL of the New Year to provide you the market at which to test, launch or re-launch new products, services or ideas early in the year. it also provides the opportunities to identify the emerging trend in business in the new year. This as you know is very important for effective business planning and success in the year. Surely, there is a definite advantage in exhibiting at NIGERIA’S BIGGEST AND BEST ORGANIZED FAIR.

VII.      Famous for its large coal deposits and the mining activities, Enugu enjoys two unique advantages. One is a summer-like weather from late January to May {the period of the fair} characterized by long days, cherry mornings, mildly sunny noon and cool breezy evenings. The socio-political climate is stable and relaxed and the crime rate, one of the lowest among the major cities in the country. There is cheap and reliable transport network including an airport and railway terminus. Indeed, Enugu is one of the few cities in Nigeria where you can do business in utmost comfort and relaxation. This you will discover while at the 24th INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR, THAT HOLDS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES

Contact: 
Trade Fair Manager or Director General

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