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                                                                  Fair Dates: November 2 - November 11, 2001 

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2001 Lagos International Trade Fair
2001 Lagos International Trade Fair

Exhibitors Lobby For An Extension As 2001 Lagos International Trade Fair Ends (Posted 11th Nov, 2001)

The Lagos International Trade Fair comes to a halt today. Indeed, the fair can be described as successful, with over 10 countries represented, 165 officially registered participants and over 600 unofficial participants described as hawkers. The event marking the closing of the fair was quite moving as many of the exhibitors were openly demanding for an extension of the fair. (read on)

Nigerian-Made Refrigerators, Freezers Debut at the Trade Fair (Posted 10th Nov, 2001)

One of the major highlights and revelation at the ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair is the introduction of locally manufactured refrigerators and freezer into the Nigerian market. Our correspondent reports that the manufacturer, Dan Ultimate Industries based
in Ibadan, have eight different ice block machines, four types of cold room, 12 model of deep freezer and refrigerators, and five different bottle coolers on display. Prices of these products range from N30,000 to 65,000. (read on)

The Samsung Stand at the Trade FairExhibitors Continue to Enjoy Good Patronage (Posted 9th Nov, 2001)

As this year's Lagos Trade Fair is gradually coming to an end, both local and foreign exhibitors at fair are reaping the fruits of participation. It is all smiles for them as they go to their banks at the end of each day with the dividends of participating at the fair. Most of the interviewed exhibitors said it has been so good participating in this years fair, as their products (goods and services)...(more)

Day 7 - Focus on Nigeria's Telecom Sector (Posted 8th Nov, 2001)

The sail so far at this year's Lagos Trade Fair has been smooth with visitors flooding the venue and many exhibitors smiling to the bank. Today is slated for the following states and organisations; De Sears Pharmaceutical & Chemical Ltd, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce, Ekiti State, Adamawa State and Benue State. (read)

Peugeot and Mercedes Vie for Attention (Posted 7th Nov, 2001)

"Things are quite cheap here", commented Mr. Tope Osonuga when asked to give an opinion about the fair, "I was able to get more value for my money". As the fair enters its sixth day, the number of daily visitors is on the increase. One Mr. Bola claims to be visiting the fair the third time since it began on Friday November 2. The explanation for his actions is simple; the initial visit is to survey the products on display, the second visit was to buy a few things he can convey and this third is to complete his purchases. There are a number of people in this category, and in a way this might explain the large daily turnout. (continue)

ECONET's "Buddie" Stars at the Fair (Posted 6th Nov, 2001)

Today at the fair ground, it was business as usual, with over 30,000 visitors, a mixture of business-oriented, window shoppers and low and medium buyers. With only two entrances, people milled around these entrances clutching their N50 (around 50 American cents and 30 British pence), waiting eagerly to enter the venue. One tends to have this feeling that the fair would be ending the next day with the level of human traffic turning up each day. One is moved to wonder where these visitors are coming from. (more)

Day 4 - Focus on Banks (Posted 5th Nov, 2001)

The tide changed today at the Lagos International Trade Fair. After a somewhat dull weekend, activity picked up in full gear. The turn out was quite large with sweating bodies enmeshing each other this made the flow of human traffic at the venue understandably slow. (read on

Day 3 at the Lagos International Trade Fair (Posted 4th Nov, 2001)

Activities at the Lagos International Trade Fair continued today on a low key. This was due largely to the fact that it is a Sunday. Though, the visitors turned out in thousands as usual, the general atmosphere at the fair ground remains cool. (more)

From "Valucard" to Ovaltine, 20,000 visit Fair (Posted 3rd Nov, 2001)

The ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, Nigeria, enters its second day today with over 20,000 visitors. This was quite monumental considering the fact that it was just the second day, though activities were slow due to the continued construction of stands and completion certain others. (read on)

2001 Lagos International Trade Fair Opens In Grand Style (Posted 2nd Nov, 2001)

Mr. Oluwole Cadoso, with others, declaring the Fair openWith the sun shining high in the sky in defiance to the continuous rain this last week, the 2001 Lagos International Trade Fair kicked off on a high note today the 2nd of November at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. The fair has become an annual affair, which many people from far and near look eagerly forward to explore. The fair complex was a beehive of activity with many exhibitors quickly gathering their acts together by erecting stands, ferrying goods into the fair venue. Most of the newly built stands are being enhanced to beat those already set up by competitors. 

The opening ceremony began around 11.00 a.m., one and half hours behind schedule, with the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Chief (Mrs.) Oluremilekun Aina Young, (OON) giving the welcome address.(more)