By Franklin Ocheneyi
“The 3rd Annual mPAD and the NME are an international B-2-B exhibition and conference that brings together local manufacturers with international suppliers and their local distributors to help the Nigerian manufacturing industry re-tool and modernize.”
This was how Dr. Frank Jacobs, President of Nigeria Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, highlighted the benefits of participating in the Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo scheduled to hold on March 13 to 15, 2018 at the Land Mark Event Centre, Lagos.
Briefing journalists in Lagos, Jacob said : “Over 3,000 international and local equipment manufacturers from Germany, Turkey, Indonesia, Italy and China including member-companies from Multinationals, Large and Small Medium Industries, SMIs, have confirmed participation for the 2018 edition with the theme: “Enhancing Nigeria’s Manufacturing Competitiveness in the Global Space” and co-hosted by MAN and Clarion Event West Africa, CEWA, Limited.
On the other hand, Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, RMRDC, Dr. Hussaini Ibrahim, said that the primary objective of NIRAM Expo is to create a platform where stakeholders in the raw materials value chain could come together to synergize, showcase and trade in available resources and raw materials with the users of same, which is mainly the manufacturing sector.
Ibrahim who was represented by Director, Investment and Consultancy, RMRDC, Dr. Zainab Hammanga, stated: “Indeed, the NIRAM Expo 2018 promises to be the biggest and best going by increasing interests by the state governments to participate through showcasing the available raw materials within their respective states as well as the enthusiasm by the organised private sector producing secondary raw materials.”