The 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair formally kicked-off yesterday, at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, amidst pageantry.
The fair which is billed to run between November 7 -16, 2014, is being organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI.
As a novel development, LCCI had earlier unveiled some Nigerian celebrities as goodwill Ambassadors as part of measures to spice up the programme.
Giving the highlight on events for the fair, Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, who is also the Vice-President of LCCI, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole listed the ambassadors to include: Chief Executive Officer, Main One, Ms Funke Opeke, Managing Director KAYMU, Ms Evangeline Wiles, General Manager Multichoice, Mr. Martin Mabutho, CEO Hyperlink Digital, Mr. Matthew Ohio, as well as popular musicians like Tuface Idibia, Ice Prince, Brymo and Vector.
Others are; On-air personalities Miss Toolz Oniru, Toke Makinwa and Mr. Olisa Aduba, film writer and actor Kunle Afolayan and Mr. L’erin Davis, a Venture Capitalist whose great strides in business had brought pride to Nigeria.
Olawale-Cole expressed that assurance that the event would ensure a better business environment for Lagos in particular and Nigeria as a whole.
While commending corporate organisations that had extended their support for the hosting of this year’s trade fair, he also assured all and sundry that the ambassadors and corporate organisations would team up with the chamber to promote Nigeria as the preferred investment destination.
Speaking on behalf of the ambassadors, Mr. Olisa Adibua expressed delight for being chosen to partner with LCCI and gave assurance that each of them would ensure that they justified the confidence reposed in them.