About 43 foreign companies have registered to participate in the 13th Abuja International Trade Fair which opens on September 26 to Oct. 7.The Director-General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Mrs. Tonia Shoyele, told a news conference in Abuja that apart from the 43 countries featuring at the fair, 11 embassies would be attending the fair, while all the 36 states of the country would also be present at the fair.
She said that the trade fair would bring together more than one million visitors with about 1,500 exhibitors across all the sectors of the economy.
Shoyele said that exhibitors would have an ample opportunity to showcase and promote their brands to a captive audience of decision makers, which would in turn increase their market share.
According to her, it will be an opportunity for manufactures to interact with product end users, handle customer complaints and reward brand loyalists.
She said that this year’s edition would provide a platform for sharing of trade, investment and market opportunities and information and would help buyers and sellers, investors and countries to foster business relationship.
Shoyele said that the objective of the fairs was to promote all aspects of the economy through national and international cooperation and promote made in Nigeria products.
She added that the fair would create conducive trade atmosphere between Nigeria and other countries for the actualisation of joint venture projects.
“Other objectives are to form partnership with international investors and also create opportunity to acquire latest updates in the global market,” Shoyele said.
The 12-day trade fair has ‘Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Agribusiness through Innovative Technology’ as its theme.