The Enugu State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA has announced plans to host the 34th edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair.
Nonye Osakwe, the Vice President of ECCIMA, in the event themed “Harnessing Nigerian human capital resources for global economic advancement”, said the fair would hold between March 24 and April 3 at the International Trade Fair Complex, Golf Course, G.R.A., Enugu.
Speaking on the level of preparation, Osakwe said that the chamber had put the necessary facilities on ground to ensure a successful event.
According to him, “the event will provide the cleavages to gauge the economic outlook of the nation”.
These, he said, include “the attendant and available human capital market and opportunities that would be inclined to industrial development to make informed business and investment decisions.
“We are very hopeful that the fair would be a success, in spite of attendant challenges in the economic environment.
“A number of strategies have been put in place by the chamber to ensuring that all stakeholders realise meaningful outcome from participation in the fair,” he added.
Highlights of the event would include the identification and bringing to bare Nigerian human capital resources that would attract the global economic market to grow the national economy.
The ECCIMA President, Jasper Nduagwuike, said that China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana Tanzania and many other countries would participate in the fair.
Nduagwuike also said that about 20 companies would be in attendance at the fair.
He lamented that some companies owned by some south easterners at different time have preferred to attend Lagos Trade Fair but shun the Enugu fair.
“But this year, I am glad that states in the South-East have indicated interest to attend with the exception of Imo.
“We want to assure our numerous participants that adequate security measures have been put in place,” he said, adding that “Enugu State is safe,” ECCIMA President said.