Manufacturers of raw materials in the country have concluded arrangements to hold their third annual Nigeria Manufacturing and Equipment Exposition where new technologies and ideas can be shared and also showcase the various opportunities for trade and investment in the industry with a view to promote greater integration amongst players in the sector.
The expo is an international end of line packaging and processing exhibition for the agro food, beverage, textiles, pharmaceuticals, industrial and non -food manufacturing industry with over 100 manufacturing CEOs, exhibitors and over 3000 confirmed manufacturing professionals in attendance.
Organised by Clarion Events West Africa in partnership with the Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria (MAN) and Raw Materials and Research Development Council (RMRDC), the expo will feature Manufacturing Partnership for Africa Development (mPAD), collocated with the Nigeria Raw Material Expo, and its scheduled to hold from March 13-15, 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Frank Jacobs, President, Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria (MAN), at the pre-event parley said there will be display of latest manufacturing equipment, machine tools, technologies, spare parts and raw materials during the event.
He said improving on previous editions, this year’s edition with the theme, “Enhancing Nigeria’s Manufacturing Competitiveness in the Global Space,” will be bigger and better as it would afford several companies and countries which have registered as exhibitors and visitors, a rare opportunity of exposure to the entire manufacturing value chain, which will include machinery, equipment, financial support, professional consultancy and raw materials.
Zainab Hammanga, director, investment and consultancy services, Raw Materials, Research and Development Council (RMRDC), expressed her excitement about the event and also added that the inclusion of NIRAM to NME EXPO 2018 makes the event even better, especially with the increasing interests by the state governments to participate through showcasing the available raw materials within their respective states, as well as the enthusiasm by the organized private sector producing secondary raw materials.
She re-iterated that the initiative is in line with the federal government’s diversification agenda, which encourages the country to look inwards to areas the country has comparative and competitive advantages, which are embedded in agricultural and mineral resources to help restructure the economy to a more prosperous resource-based manufacturing.
Joseph Oru, event manager, Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo, believes that with a more solid integration between equipment manufacturing, raw material producers and manufacturers, the nation will be able to fast track her quest in developing the manufacturing industry.