UBA partners LCCI for 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair

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The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have partnered to organise the 2019 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair.

The Fair, which holds between November 1st and 10th, is the 33rd edition and is expected to provide an avenue for networking and other business opportunities that will assist to catapult business activities in Lagos and Nigeria.

Headline partner for the fair, UBA, would be working with LCCI, to present participants and visitors with opportunities to seal medium and top business deals.

UBA has said it would be giving a 20 per cent discount to its small and medium business customers who register to attend the fair.

UBA’s Group Head of Marketing, Dupe Olusola, excited at the partnership, said that the bank, with its extensive spread across Africa and other major economies of the world, is always on the lookout for partnership opportunities that would benefit business environment and the economies where it operates.

Olusola said UBA is delighted as this year’s Lagos International Trade Fair comes after a very successful organisation of UBAmarketplace by the bank in Abuja, where over 120 SMEs from 20 African countries exhibited their products, attracting over 50,000 footfalls.

“Thus, we have decided to partner with LCCI to promote this year’s fair which is in its 33rd edition because the Lagos International Trade Fair has become a genuine avenue for both domestic and international trade through business to business meetings, product launches, enlightenment opportunities for government agencies’ programmes, and international trade partnership deals across borders,” she said.

She added that the bank would set up stands at various points to serve its customers and attend to various concerns.

LCCI Director-General, Muda Yusuf, praising the collaboration between both institutions, said the partnership is expected to yield great benefits, owing to the fact that the LITF hosts an average of 2,000 exhibitors annually, with over 200 foreign exhibitors from 16 countries.

“We at LCCI believe that this is part of the bold initiatives of the bank with a corporate culture founded upon strong organizational values and performance-driven operating standards,” he said.

Yusuf also said that the chamber would maintain the brand promise of the fair, with the theme ‘Connecting businesses, Creating value’, adding that it would be sustained throughout the year in all its marketing campaigns.