The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, NACC, has disclosed that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are to feature at the 2nd African Food and Products Conference and Exhibition (AFPE).
A statement by the chamber noted that the annual bilateral exhibition and conference, themed: “Non-Oil Exports: Scaling Up Productivity to Meet Global Demand” is aimed at promoting the development of trade, commerce, investment and industrial technological relationships between the public and private sectors of Nigeria, Africa and the United States of America.
The chamber further stated that the confab, scheduled to hold on Friday 25th May and Saturday 26th May, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island. Lagos, will witness the presence of industry experts, market leaders, business professionals, analysts and research professionals across the non-oil export value chain to the conference plenary sessions.
Also expected at the event are the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Federal Ministers, State Governors, US Ambassador to Nigeria, CEOs of leading Nigerian and multinational firms, Captains of Industries, Private Sector Investors, the U.S. Diplomatic Corp, Commercial and Economic Service Department of the United States Mission to Nigeria etc.
The event is also expected to attract Start-up business owners, International & local suppliers & distributors of food & beverage products, chain stores, independent sellers, key decision and policy makers from leading Nigerian, African and American companies showcasing their products/service offerings to visitors, with a view to further project their brand and increase export sales by maximizing the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
“In 2017, the event had over 1500 attendees from within Nigeria and the United States and it produced about N185 million in actual and projected sales for the companies that exhibited. This year, over the 2-day period of the event, we expect to have over 2,500 attendees from across Nigeria, Africa and the United States, thus presenting a viable opportunity for exhibiting companies to grow their sales, showcase their products to a target audience and strike million dollars international deals,” NACC stated.