2020 Lagos International Trade Adopts Physical/Virtual Exhibitions

Yemisi Izuora

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has put in place measures to ensure successful hosting of the 2020 Lagos International Trade Fair.

Addressing the media on its preparations, Chairman Trade Promotion Board, Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, appreciated Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for granting the Chamber the opportunity to host the 2020 Lagos International Trade.

He assured the Governor and all stakeholders that plans towards ensuring a hitch free 2020 Lagos International Trade fair are in Place and shall strictly adhere with the Safety Guideline of the Executive Governor in order to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Idahosa, said the Chamber has many partners and sponsors who are supporting the Fair with lots of safety logistics and equipment to ensure compliance with all the COVID-19 safety protocols and that it is also working in cooperation with the Lagos State Safety Commission towards a safe and hygienic trade fair this year.

“As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has altered almost every sphere of human activity and we are all seeking ways and means to seeking solutions to emerging problems. By the grace of God, the 2020 Lagos International Trade Fair, has earlier been scheduled to hold from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th of November, 2020 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

“We are going on with preparations for the hosting of the physical 2020 Lagos International Trade Fair, all things being equal. We are watching situations around the pandemic and government decisions, and we are very dynamic in our strategies in the face of the pandemic. Already, the online booking portal is about to go live which affords you the opportunity of booking your spaces early and enjoying some discounts.” said Idahosa.

He said that the Trade Promotion Board has approved the hosting of a virtual trade fair as part of the 2020 Lagos International Trade Fair and plans are at an advanced stage for the customization of a virtual portal that would host the virtual trade fair. The virtual portal will be customised and peculiar to the nature and operations of the Lagos International Trade Fair and will provide participants with all the benefits to enjoy from the physical trade fair.

The online booking portal for the physical 2020 Lagos International Trade Fair is completed but undergoing some testing and corrections.

With a virtual component coming on board, the Lagos International Trade Fair will offer endless possibilities for our exhibitors, sponsors and partners. These possibilities would all be anchored on the brand promise of the Lagos International Trade Fair, Connecting Businesses, Creating Value.

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