The Lagos International Trade Fair is the biggest trade fair in Nigeria, held annually since 1981 for a duration of 10 days, starting on the first Friday of November. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), which is one of the most influential organizations in Nigeria, took over the organization of the fair in 1986. Since then, the Lagos International Trade Fair has become the leading platform for trade and business promotion in Nigeria and Africa.
The fair takes place in Lagos, the commercial and industrial hub of Nigeria, easily accessible by air, sea and land. Over the years, the fair has attracted both local and foreign exhibitors, and its popularity has been increasing. LCCI has been striving to meet the high standards expected of an international trade fair, and the chamber comprises Nigeria’s top business organizations and personalities who are ready to engage in business interactions with their counterparts from around the world.
The event is a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their products, services, inventions, and innovations to Nigerian and foreign participants, and it enjoys wide publicity in the electronic and print media before, during, and after the fair. The fair is usually supported by the Federal and Lagos State Governments as well as the organized private sector. Numerous government agencies also attend seeking new ideas, inventions, and innovations necessary for the attainment of their objectives.
The fair provides opportunities for various sector groups and professionals to present new products and ideas, and foreign visitors can explore places of interest in the country through the hospitality and tourism program. The fair is well-attended by eminent dignitaries and policymakers from all over Nigeria throughout its duration.
Overall, the Lagos International Trade Fair highlights the full potentials and business opportunities existing in Nigeria.