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Lagos International Trade Fair is the largest International Trade Fair in Nigeria. The spectacular 10-day event usually begins on the first Friday in November of every year, since 1981. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), took over the organization of the fair in 1986 and has been staging the fair annually to date. Since then, the Lagos International Trade Fair has grown tremendously in popularity to become the 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 de la crème’ of Nigeria’s top business organizations and personalities, who are able, willing and ready to enter 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 showing keen interest in, and patronizing, 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 organization 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 or the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex along Lagos-Badagry Expressway. This year, it will be held 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 before, during and after the Fair.

The Lagos International Trade Fair enjoys wide publicity in the electronic and print media before and throughout its ten (10) day duration and even after; thereby presenting a unique opportunity for Exhibitors to advertise their products, services, inventions and innovations to both Nigerian and Foreign participants. The Fair is usually supported by the Federal and Lagos State Governments, as well as Organized Private Sector.

It is always well attended by numerous Government agencies seeking new ideas, inventions and innovations necessary for the attainment of the objectives for which they are set up. The Fair provides opportunities for various sector 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 policy makers from all over Nigeria visit the Fair daily throughout its duration. The Fair brings into focus the full potentials and business opportunities existing in Nigeria.

The Trade Fair is expected to attract over 500,000 participants from within and outside the country including businessmen, investors, customers, government officials and representatives of Nigeria’s important trading houses and those seeking joint-venture partnerships.

This is a must attend event because, Lagos is the gateway and commercial nerve centre of Nigeria. With over 200 Million, Nigeria is the largest market in Africa. Lagos is the hub of Nigeria’s business and economic activities as well as its main port of entry.

In line with country’s development, emphasis will be given to products and services, like, Agriculture and Argo-Allied, Building and Construction, Plants and Equipment, Oil and Gas, Mining and Energy, Automobiles and Allied Products, ICT and Telecommunications then Business Equipment/Data Processing/Printing technologies.

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