The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said it expects a minimum of 250 local and international exhibitors at the 16th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF) which holds from 30th September to 9th October 2021.
This was disclosed by the President of the Chamber Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar in a statement on the upcoming event.
The theme for this year’s event is: “Exploring Opportunities of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”.
Abubakar also said that the location of Abuja as the Capital of Nigeria surrounded by 19 Northern states with a one-hour flight from Lagos and every geopolitical zone to Abuja makes it more strategic, convenient, and safer to host a large number of both international and local participants.
In her own remarks , the Director-General of the Chamber, Victoria Akai, said that adequate arrangements have been emplaced to ensure a hitch-free as well as COVID-19 protocols compliant fair.
“Everything has been put in place including adherence to COVID-19 protocol for everyone that will participate in the fair”, the DG said.
The previous 15 editions garnered over 24,000 exhibitors, close to a million visitors and has continued to grow from year to year.
The fair is a platform designed to promote and strengthen businesses, trade and investment opportunities, in the country. It also provides a neutral and open atmosphere for blue chip companies, trade groups/associations, government investment/export promotion agencies, institutions and other private sector organizations to engage new business partners for investment/trade relations and conclude business deals.