The Lagos International Trade Fair (Organised By The LCCI)
                                                                  Fair Dates: November 2 - November 11, 2001 

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2001 Lagos International Trade Fair
2001 Lagos International Trade Fair


The 2001 Lagos International Trade Fair is being organized by the Trade Promotion/Trade Fair Unit of the Lagos Chambers of commerce and Industry. The fair, which is being staged with the support and co-operation of the Federal and state Governments, will cover all aspects of Business and Economic activities in Nigeria. Aerial view of the coomercial city of Lagos It offers a unique focus for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and users of wide range of goods and services as well as opportunities for investment promotion.

The Fair will focus attention on Nigeria’s economic restructuring programme and the prospects for private sector investment in priority sectors.


The fair will take place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, which is located in the central Lagos, accessible from any part of Lagos State. A total exhibition space of over 70,000m2 is already made available for intending exhibitors.


This year’s fair will commence on 2nd of November to 11th of November 2001.


The main objectives of the fair are to:

  •  Promote revitalization and diversification of the Nigerian Economy;

  •  Promote Nigeria’s non-oil export;

  •  Promote accelerated development of Commerce and industry;

  •  Promote made in Nigeria products;

  •  Promote agriculture and agro-based industry;

  •  Spotlight the evolution of the Nigeria’s trade with the outside world;

  •  Direct attention to the role of private sector in the Nigeria economy; and

  •  Indicate prospects for foreign and local private investments in strategic areas.


It is anticipated that the fair will attract over 250,000 visitors within and outside the country including businessmen, investors, customers, top government officials and representatives of Nigeria’s important trading houses and those seeking joint-venture promotion.


  •  Business organizations in Nigeria

  •  Oversea firms and Government

  •  ECOWAS member States

  •  Diplomatic Missions and Trade Representatives

  •  Federal and State Government owned companies

  •  Agencies and Parastatals

  •  Research and Education Institutions

  •  General public


  • Lagos State is the gate-way and commercial nerve center of Nigeria. With over 100 million people, Nigeria is the largest market in Africa. Lagos is the HUB of Nigeria’s business and economic activities as well as the main port of entry in the country.

  • The fair is an important regular business development aimed at special audience including professionals, businessmen and investors.

  • The fair is for Nigerian enterprises seeking wider access to internal market and international companies and investors seeking joint-venture partners and market for intermediate and capital goods in Nigeria and the ECOWAS community.


In line with the country’s development priorities, special emphasis will be given to products and services in the following sectors.

(a) Agriculture and food production.

  1.  Crop production and seed multiplication

  2.  Irrigation

  3.  Handling/Storage/Process equipment and machines

  4.  Livestock

  5.  Fishing

  6.  Primary food preservation and processing.

  7.  Food Beverages- New products.

(b) Building and construction materials and systems

  1.  Building materials

  2.  Building and Civil engineering plants

  3.  Construction equipment

  4.  Sewage and water treatment plants and system

  5.  Town planning and environmental sanitation

(c) Industrial and Production machinery including

  1.  Consumer goods production plants and machinery

  2.  Materials handling and Storage equipment

  3.  Metal working equipment

  4.  Machine tools

  5.  Woodworking machinery

  6.  Maintenance equipment

(d) Oil, Gas and Petro-chemical

  1.  Exploration and production

  2.  Refining and Marketing

  3.  Petro-chemical products e.g. fertilizers, carbon black, fibres, resins and plastic

(e) Mining and Energy

  1.  Mining equipment

  2.  Electrical equipment

  3.  Power generation/distribution

(f) Transport and Aviation

  1.  Passenger vehicles

  2.  Heavy duty trucks and vehicles

  3.  Automotive component and spare parts

  4.  Aircraft, airport equipment

  5.  Railway and ports engineering components

(g) Telecommunications

  1.  Communication equipment

  2.  Electronics

  3.  Telephone and Telex

(h) Business Equipment and Data Processing systems

  1.  Business and accounting machines

  2.  Computer and Data Processing machines

(i) Training and Education

  1.  Educational systems and Equipment

  2.  Scientific and medical Teaching equipment

  3.  Engineering and Technical Teaching equipment

  4.  Sports and Recreational equipment

(j) Health Care and safety Equipment.

  1.  Hospital equipment

  2.  Medicament

  3.  Safety and protective Clothing

  4.  Fire protection and fire fighting equipment

  5.  Security systems

(k) Banking and Finance Services

  1.  Commercial and Merchant Banking service

  2.  Development Finance

  3.  Money and capital market

  4.  Insurance

(j) Scientific / Technological Break-throughs

  1.  Researched findings

  2.  Scientific innovations


Out door non-constructed space will be charged at =N=1,200/m2 and the minimum space for any Exhibition will be 20m/2. Services will be charged as follows:

A. Electricity

  •  20m/2 N10,600.00

  •  21m/2 – 50m/2 N20,500.00

  •  51m/2 – 200m2 N30,250.00

  •  201m/2 – 500m/2 N40,000.00

  •  501m/2 and above N50,800.00

**Electricity is compulsory for all Exhibitors

B. Water - N10,000.00 on request

C. Telephone - N30,000.00 on request


All application for participation shall be made on the prescribed application form, which shall be submitted together

Application forms are available and obtainable from all Nigeria Diplomatic and Consular- Missions abroad, the federal and State Ministries of trade and also at the Secretariats of all Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria.



The General Manager,

Trade Promotion/Trade Fair Unit

Lagos chambers of Commerce and Industry,

Annex Office, 4th Floor,

Elephant Cement House,

ASSBIFI Road, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Fax: 234-01-26611525, 2623665, 2623666

Phone: 234-01-7746618, 2611525, 2613917

E-mail: [email protected]

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