2015 Lagos Trade Fair Best So Far

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has rated the just concluded 2015 Lagos International Trade Fair, LITF, as the best so far in the history of the yearly commercial event in close to three decades.

Speaking with journalists during the rounding off of the week-long event last Saturday, the Chairman of Trade Promotion Board of the LCCI, Chief Olawale Cole, attributed the success recorded at the fair to so innovative steps taken by the board to ensure hitch-free event.

According to him, some of the steps taken include, improvement in the area of sanitation where dirts that were littered on floor by exhibitors and visitors were regularly picked and quickly disposed by sanitary workers that were engaged for such purpose.

He said the innovation made dirts not to pile up at the fair before they are disposed. Similarly, he said additional toilets were provided thus making the toilets at the TBS during the trade fair event to increase to 19 in number.

Cole also noted that all manners of hawking at the fair ground were discouraged and treated as zero-tolerance, adding that the board ensured that the 2015 trade met the standard as obtained in countries like Japan, China and England where trade fairs are organised with zero-tolerance on issues that borders on hawking, hygiene and security. In the area of security, he pointed out that there was an improvement in the security system.

He made reference to an instant in 2014 trade fair where some miscreants where caught by security personnel, and said that same miscreants visited the just concluded trade fair ostensibly to steal but were identified by eagle-eyed security personnel at the fair and promptly arrested and handed over to the police.

According to him, the venue hosted the general interest business-to-customer fair and exhibition and provided an ambience for business to business meeting.

The third venue , which is the old lagos prison, now known as Freedom Park hosted the Lagos Creative Industry Fair, tagged “EkoAkete” hosted exhibitors that are from the creative arts and entertainment industry from Friday, 6th to ‘Sunday 15th November, 2015. The venue was specially created to promote “art preneur” as well as hospitality.



Source: National Mirror Nigeria

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