Due to overwhelming industry support and in a bid to ensure delivery of value to all stakeholders by enhancing proper representation of all actors in the entire value chain of the transport and logistics sector of the Nigeria economy, the Multimodal West Africa 2017, is now to hold from Tuesday, 14th to Thursday, 16th March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos;. The Multimodal Exhibition will now be co-located with the highly successful Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment and Raw Material Expo.
According to the organisers, Clarion Events West Africa, the relevance and huge potential opportunities the exhibition possess, equired the industry to act on the unique platform to co-locate Multimodal West Africa with the highly successful Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo and NIRAM Expo; with over 50 top transport and logistics companies, over 120 equipment manufacturers, over 100 raw materials manufacturers and other allied industry like finance, insurance and consultancy services displaying their equipment, product and services during the March event, it would be the largest conglomerate of the industrial, transport and logistic sectors ever in Nigeria; over a three-day period.
With confirmed audience of 3,700 manufacturers already attending NME, the synergy of an additional audience of 2,000 cargo owners and shippers provides unprecedented networking potential and business opportunities. For terminals & ports, freight forwarders, shipping lines and clearing agents the unique prospect of reaching more than 5,000 customers in the space of 3 days is breathtaking!!
Furthermore, the manufacturers who had planned to visit NME & NIRAM Expo now have an even stronger value proposition and are able to find more cost effective and efficient supply chain solutions showcased in the MMWA exhibition for the movement of their cargo.
“When you consider that 90% of exhibitors for the NME are foreign equipment manufacturers from all over the world, 90% of the exhibitors for the MMWA and the NIRAM Expo are indigenous, it gives us a right mix of local and foreign business people to create a robust business event that will add tremendous value to the Nigerian industrial sector and would support the Federal Government’s efforts to revitalize the Nigerian industrial sector”, the organisers continued.
Some of the confirmed MMWA speakers excited by the new dates and co-location include; Hajia Aisha Ali Ibrahim, FCILT,FNIS/ AGM Operations, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mr. Hassan Bello, Esq, The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Dr. Obiora E. Madu, Chief Facilitator/CEO, Multimix Academy, Nigeria, Mrs. Oluremi Ajayi, General Manager, DSV, Nigeria, Gabriel Aghunor, General Manger, Gadolng, Nigeria, Temitope Ogunfayo, Operational Manager, Procter & Gamble, Nigeria, Mr. Alban Igwe, Deputy National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Mr. Francis Ehiguese, Director Governing Council, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Suleiman Ibrahim, Capital Project and Infrastructure , PwC Nigeria, Babatunde Omolabi, Warehouse, Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Suleiman Ibrahim, Capital Project and Infrastructure, PwC Nigeria, Kunle Adebajo, CEO, Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria Limited.
Dele Alimi, Managing Director of Clarion Events West Africa confirmed that the co-location of these three events was in consideration of ensuring better delivery of value to all stakeholders and helping to consolidate the opportunities provided by three events under one roof and at the same time. “Instead of having busy business people coming to three different events within a 90 days interval, what we have done is to rein-in these opportunities into one single bundle that will deliver on three fronts for all stakeholders; the exhibitors, the visitors and even government”, he stated.
He noted that with the various free conferencing opportunities and the 4th mPAD sessions also holding concurrently, the event will also develop capacities and provide tremendous networking opportunities for all participants.
“So from 14th to 16th March 2017, the Multimodal West Africa Exhibition (MMWA), the Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo (NME) and the Nigerian Raw Material Expo (NIRAM) will run concurrently at the Landmark Event Centre to deliver value to the entire industrial sector value-chain”, he concluded.