Nigeria Hosts Multimodal West Africa Expo In 2017

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Yemisi Izuora

The Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA), the largest conglomerate of the industrial, transport and logistics sectors
expo is now to be held from 14-16 March 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Multimodal West Africa will run concurrently with the hugely successful Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo (NME) and the Nigerian Raw Material Expo (NIRAM).

The choice to host the event in Nigeria was prompted by overwhelming industry support and in a bid to ensure delivery of value to all stakeholders by enhancing proper representation of all actors in the entire value chain of the transport and logistics sector of

“The relevance and huge potential opportunities the exhibition possesses, required the industry to act on the unique platform to co-locate Multimodal West Africa with the Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo (NME) and NIRAM Expo” says Dele Alimi, Managing Director of Clarion Events West Africa, the organisers of both events.

He adds “with over 50 top transport and logistics companies, over 120 equipment manufacturers, over 100 raw materials manufacturers and other allied industry like finance, insurance and consultancy services displaying their equipment, product and services during the March event, it would be the largest conglomerate ever of the industrial, transport and logistics sectors in Nigeria, over a three-day period.”

He said further: “with confirmed audience of 3,700 manufacturers already attending NME, the synergy of an additional audience of 2,000 cargo owners and shippers provides unprecedented networking potential and business opportunities. For terminals & ports, freight forwarders, shipping lines and clearing agents the unique prospect of reaching more than 5,000 customers in the space of three days will deliver incredible value to the entire industrial sector value chain!”

“Furthermore” says Dele, “the manufacturers who had planned to visit NME and NIRAM Expo now have an even stronger value proposition and are able to find more cost effective and efficient supply chain solutions showcased in the MMWA exhibition for the movement of their cargo.

He continues: “when you consider that 90% of exhibitors for the NME are foreign equipment manufacturers from all over the world, 90% of the exhibitors for the MMWA and the NIRAM Expo are indigenous, it gives us a right mix of local and foreign business people to create a robust business event that will add tremendous value to the Nigerian industrial sector and would support the Federal Government’s efforts to revitalize the Nigerian industrial sector.

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