President Mohammadu Buhari is expected to declare open, the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair scheduled to commence from 25th March, 2016 and culminate April 4.
About seven countries have already indicated interest to participate in the event.
President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, Rev. Ugochukwu Chime disclosed this yesterday while briefing news men on the forthcoming event.
Chime said that the press briefing was primarily meant to officially launch and flag off the promotional campaign of the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair.
The ECCIMA boss further added that the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair would take place at the Permanent Trade Fair Complex, off the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
The theme of the Fair he continued is “Diversification of the Nation’s Economy: From Rhetorics to Coordinated Action”, adding that the Agricultural Sector would receive extra attention in their specially designated area during the Fair towards boosting indulgence in Agricultural production and commercial farming, “more so as it remains a critical sector towards our diversification efforts, so also for the mining and solid mineral sector,” he said.
“We have gone through and come to another full circle in the hosting of the Enugu International Trade Fair. The preparations and planning for the hosting of this 27th edition started as far back as the beginning of the 2nd Quarter of last year. I am therefore pleased to inform you that we have made meaningful progress towards the successful hosting of this Fair.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that a good number of corporate bodies/business organisations as well as government agencies have made very serious indication and commitments to participate in this Fair. Belatedly, the level of enquiries and interest being made from prospective participants is quite reassuring.
“We are confident that the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair would be a success as the following indices and factors portray.
“The Fair has been strategically re-engineered in such a way that it will have meaningful and positive effects and outcome for all stakeholders, particularly for exhibitors and participants” he stated.
Fielding questions from news men, the ECCIMA boss regretted organising last year’s trade fair was a bad experience as the general election forced them to shift the date of the fair.
“Last year was the worst for us because we shifted our trade fair dates so that they will not clash with the election days. That was the worst for us and we hope that it will not happen again,” he posits.

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