- September 1, 2022
- Posted by: niitfwp
- Category: NIITF News
Nigerian Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry “NICCI” held a press conference on the 17th of August 2022, at the Lagos Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island. The inaugural conference, which commenced with a welcoming address from the President of NICCI, Mr Ishmael Balogun, was graced by major stakeholders and highlighted the plethora of opportunities to be harnessed through participation in the Nigerian-Indonesian Investment and Trade Forum happening in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 17th-27th of October 2022.
The stakeholders took turns to make their presentations to an engaged audience. A highlight of the event was a presentation by Mr Darl Uzu, CEO of Eyimba Economic City Development, a one-stop shop for all investors from all over the world. Presentations by the Nigerian ambassador to Indonesia. H.E, Mr. Usman Ari Ogah as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ably represented by Amb. Akinremi Bolaji, advocated for an increase in bilateral trade between the two countries. Both officials recognized the trading potential of both Nigeria and Indonesia and called for action to seize the opportunity to be a part of the incoming trade expo.
The press coverage was highly impressive with several notable journalists and dignitaries present. The president of the Chamber, Mr Ishmael Balogun has expressed that the 37th edition of the Tradexpo is going to be “mind blowing” with infinite opportunities for business people across Nigeria. In his closing remarks, he stated that the trade expo would not only seek foreign direct investments but also to show to the world the enormous potential of the Nigerian non-oil exports which explains the partnerships Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).
In 2021, transactions totaling $6.06 billion were recorded with over 1500 exhibitors, over 100 countries represented at the concluded trade expo. Economic sectors ranging from manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, agriculture, Oil and Gas, defense, aviation, beauty and lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, digital economy, aquaculture, furniture, arts and crafts and so much more.
NICCI will facilitate the procurement of visas, return tickets and accommodation for all the delegates. In esteemed attendance was the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) headed by Hajiya Saratu Umar, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) headed by Dr. Ezra Yukasak, Lagos State Government represented by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, headed by Mrs. Lola Akande and the office of Lagos State Office of SDGs and Investments represented by Mrs. Abosede George The CEO of Signature Global Real Estate, Prof. Ahmed Salawudeen both premium members of the Nigerian Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We look forward to hosting you in Jakarta, Indonesia. Welcome on board!!!!.