Joshua Elekwachi, Abuja
The 15th Abuja International Trade Fair being organized by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has commenced.
ACCI disclosed that the annual Abuja International Trade Fair (#AITF) is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, the 24th of November to 4th of December, 2020.
The trade fair which was earlier postponed as a result of the mayhem that accompanied the EndSARS protests.
This year’s Fair, with the theme “Trade and Commerce Beyond Borders” is aimed at using trade to boost Nigeria’s and indeed Africa’s trade within and beyond the borders of the continent.
In a statement released by the ACCI obtained by the Nigerian Newsdirect, it revealed the Opening Ceremony will hold on Thursday the 26th November 2020 at the Abuja Trade & Convention Centre, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Expressway, (Airport Road), Abuja, Nigeria, while the closing ceremony is slated for Friday, 4th of December, 2020 at the same venue.
According to the statement, this year’s event, is in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force which will only showcase indoor and virtual exhibitions, to make room for a controlled environment that will ensure compliance with COVID Measures.
Over the years, Abuja International Trade Fair has been an amazing trade platform for the international and domestic industry, leading brands and SMEs to come together to transact, share market insights, cutting edge technology and expertise in an interactive environment.
Nigerian Newsdirect learnt the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has over the years provided a platform for sharing of trade, investment and market opportunities as well as information, and this year’s event will kick start the introduction of a better platform for business networking.
The Fair will also help buyers, investors and traders to foster business relationships that have been strained due to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.
Expectedly, over 500 exhibitors from within and outside Nigeria and from all sectors of the economy including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Mining, Electricity, Oil and Gas, Tourism, Textile, Transport, Telecommunications, Financial and the Service sectors are expected to be participating at the Fair.
Thousands of visitors from various African Countries and other countries including the United Kingdom, USA, India, Malasyia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Africa, and China are expected to participate both physically and virtually, at the Fair.
The statement assured participants that with a team of trade professionals, they are committed to providing a conducive trading environment for exhibitors, which will lead to the strategies and tactics needed to innovate, grow and promote businesses.