Ibadan -The 2015 Ibadan Mega Trade Fair, scheduled to hold in December, would host 500 exhibitors and an average of 300,000 “quality buyers” across the South-West geo-political zone.
Mr Delight Owoyemi, the President of the Mega Trade Fair, at a news conference in Ibadan on Tuesday, said that the event would attract exhibitors from the public and private sectors and 300,000 “quality buyers”.
He said that the trade fair, tagged “Ibadan 2015’’, was a joint initiative of Oyo State Government, Oyo State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OYCCIMA) and Mega Trade Fair.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trade fair is scheduled to hold at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (former Liberty Stadium) from Dec. 1 to 13.
Owoyemi said that the event, with the theme: “Exploring the new Ibadan’’, would feature 13 different expos and exhibitions.
He said it would stand out as a specialised one throughout 2016 and years after.
He said the objective of the event was to successfully stage a world class trade exhibition in Ibadan, where all stakeholders would put behind their differences and write Oyo State in the economic hall of fame.
“This year’s edition of the trade fair is going to be truly bigger, brighter and so much better than previous efforts.
“It will also create the much needed opportunities for economically disadvantaged manufacturers, business owners to meet their economic desires,’’ he said.
Owoyemi said that the event would enhance good commercial relations among industrialists and the general public.
He said it would also provide platform for job creation, employment opportunities, capacity building and mentoring of the unemployed youths in the state.
The conference was attended by Mr Abel Ojelabi, Vice President, OYCCIMA; Mr Femi Ogundero, Head, Regional Investment Advisory and Asset Bureau, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) and some bank workers.(NAN)