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27TH Trade Fair

THEME: “DIVERSIFICATION OF NATION’S ECONOMY: FROM RHETORICS TO COORDINATED ACTION” 
 
The 27th editon of the famous Enugu International Trade fair is here with us as we have come through another full circle. This annual business concourse being organized by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) usually spotlights some key areas of investment and business in the Nigerian economy that demands national attention and policy intiative.
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, buyers and user of wide range of goods and services as well as opportunies for the investment, product and corporate promoon. This 27th edition of the Fair has been scheduled to hold from 25th March – 4th April, 2016 and is intended to align with the effort in economy from exaggeration to real action with current reality and active need to diversify the nation’s economy through practical steps both in policy formulation and more importantly implementation.
“DIVERSIFICATION OF THE NATION’S ECONOMY :FROM RHETORICS TO COORDINATED ACTION” was chosen to address the imperative of enhanced business climate that would attract and sustain industrial activities, investment  inflow and for the much needed employment generation.
In tandem with the effort of the Federal Government in developing the economy, simulate real growth and encourage investment through the formulation and application of private sector friendly policies and budget, the 27th Enugu Internaonal Trade Fair is planned to refocus  attention in furtherance to our strategic intiative for a stronger and virile free enterprise and governance, that is sustained with public trust and confidence.
 
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 THE 10 POINT OBJECTIVES OF THE FAIR:
· To intensify efforts towards boosting the capacity and quality of local industries and to align efforts with current initiative of the Federal Government to drive the revitalization of the nation’s economy.
· To expose and promote the vast investment and business opportunies in Nigeria.
· To facilitate the exchange of technical and commercial informaon and the expansion of trade transacon in order to enhance the development of the national economy.
· To provide the forum for the comparison of local products with foreign ones to achieve qualitave economic development of the nation and for healthy competition.
· To create a conducive atmosphere for demonstrating the latest industrial and technological innovations
· To expose and promote the Nigerian non-oil exportable commodities.
· To expose and promote foreign investment through the active partcipation of government and other various economic sectors/stakeholders.
· To spotlight and prospect joint venture projects as well as foreign and local investment in strategic sectors of the economy.
· To promote scientific research and technologies for actualization by industrialist and policy makers.
 · To strengthen the political and economic relations between Nigeria and other.
 
 
SOME OF THE UNIQUE ATTRATIONS 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 former Eastern Nigeria.  This area has the biggest market in West Africa comprising two industrial/commercial complexes. Onitsha/Nnewi and Aba/Port Harcourt with the nation’s first and Export Processing Zone(EPZ) located in the area. The Enugu EPZ would soon come upstream strategy while 60% of the oil, gas, chemical, and petro-chemical industries, and 35% of all privately owned industries in Nigeria are located within the territory. The region’s 50million people or 28% of Nigeria’s populaon accounts for 36% of trade in the territory which is currently at about 16.2billion. The Enugu International Trade Fair remains the major GATEWAY  to this vast market, as the 9 states in the region are within the catchment area of the Enugu Internaonal Trade Fair. The Fair thus guarantees you the BIGGEST AND VERY VIBRANT 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 Statesmen 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 fairs which the Chamber hosted for several years were highly rated in organization and business performance and earned her the qualificaon to become the third Centre for Internaonal Trade Fairs in Nigeria in the year 1989. This ingenuity backed by experience is evident in the rising popularity and the success of the Enugu Internaonal Trade Fairs and has rightly 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 opportunies in the country. With a population of over 150million people, huge oil wealth (6th world oil producer) and abundant natural resources, Nigeria unarguably offers an irresistible market and investment opportunity. 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 naonal master plan to make the nation’s economy robust through its promotion and focus on the economic policies of the Federal Government.
 
V.  The Fair is fully supported by the Nigerian government and is usually well patronized by numerous government agencies in search of new products, services, invenons and investment proposals.
 
vi  The Fair usually is staged between MARCH and APRIL of every 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 opportunies to idenfy the emerging trends in business in the New Year. This as you know is very important for effecve business planning and success in the year. Surely, there is a definite advantage in exhibing at NIGERIA’S BIGGEST AND BEST ORGANISED FAIR. vii  Famous for it’s large coal deposits, 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 moon and cool breezy evenings. The socio-polical climate is stable and relaxed and the crime rate, one of the lowest among the major cies in the country. There is cheap and reliable transport network including an Internaonal airport and railway terminus. Indeed, Enugu is one of the few cies in Nigeria where you can do business in utmost comfort and relaxaon. This you will aest to at the 27th INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR