No fewer than 158 companies register for Abuja AfriTrade B2B
Preparations are in top gear for the maiden edition of the AfriTrade B2B trade show organized by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in partnership with the CMD Tourism and Trade Enterprises and KVS International. More than 158 local and international companies have registered for the show.
The AfriTrade B2B, scheduled to take place at the Abuja Trade and Convention Centre, is envisaged to become the largest business-to-business (B2B) trade event in the capital city this month.
So far, more than 47 companies in the agricultural business, 39 from building and construction industry, 10 from the cosmetic industries, and 17 textile companies have all registered to be part of the trade show. Also companies from the confectionery, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, transport, education and others have registered to be part of the event. The chamber said more companies are still being registered for the event.
The AfritradeB2B is in line with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and it is expected to attract many local and international companies and would focus on deepening economic integration and enhancing business relationships on the continent. The event is billed to run from 13 to 14 of this month of July.
While speaking on the preparedness of the organizers for the event, Ms. Cecile Doumbe, the Managing Director of CMD Tourism and Trade Enterprises, one of the partners organizing the event, said facilitating AfritradeB2B is in line with developing economic cooperation, trade and investment within Africa and it is a major reason for the show.
She explained: “ AfritradeB2B meeting is more than an event. It is a platform that creates opportunities for participants to develop profitable trade partnerships with stakeholders and actors across critical sectors of the African economy.
“We are establishing a match-making platform including fine-selected African prospects and Nigerian economic operators harnessed from B2B meetings.
“AfritradeB2B is a significant trade and investment event for business networking and partnerships in Africa. We intend to generate more than nine hundred matched profiles from more than two hundred Nigerian selected companies, and more than one hundred targeted African Businesses around the continent. The AfriTradeB2B conference in Abuja will provide wide range of diverse trade solutions including Transfer of Technology, business joint ventures, Investments assets, Distribution channels, trade partnerships, Licence Agreement and Sales Agreement,” Doumbe said.
So far, AfriTradeB2B has been roundly endorsed by different business and trade agencies of Nigeria’s Federal Government such as the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; Nigerian Export Promotion Company (NEPC); Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA).
Others are: Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON); National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).
In addition, the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has equally given its approval to the trade event.