Power, Infrastructure, Others, Top Priority List at Made-In-Nigeria Festival

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Raheem Akingbolu

Five key sectors of the economy – Power & Infrastructure, Agriculture, Technology, Manufacturing and Sports & Entertainment, will be the focus of participants at the maiden edition of the Made-In-Nigeria (MaIN), Festival, the organisers have stated. It is billed to hold from September 26th – October 1st, 2016, in Lagos

According to a statement issued by the organisers, the event will be an international festival of ideas, innovations and opportunities that will bring the world to Nigeria to explore and engage the best it has to offer in the five key sectors.

Shedding light on the initiative, the organisers explained that their objective is to enhance innovation and creativity, promote a buy-Nigeria culture, stimulate key growth sectors, create jobs as well as facilitate trade and investment across the five key sectors.

“This initiative further seeks to renew the social contract between
government and the private sector, and also, drive the establishment of a new order. In this regard, the initiators, emphasized, every Nigerian has a role to play and a responsibility to reignite the economy and improve the quality of Made-In Nigeria products and services,” the statement stated.

With 14 engaging business and trade related events lined up, MaIN Festivalpromises to be invigorating. They include: The MaIN Expo, MaIN Idea, MaIN Agenda, MaIN Summit and The Supremacy.

Open to all Nigerian brands and businesses providing products and services for the Nigerian market, Made-in-Nigeria (MaIN) Expo, was designed to create opportunities and foster networking. Over 600 exhibitors comprising global brands and Nigeria’s biggest brands and businesses make up the exposition.

MaIN Expo will cover over 22 sectors including key thematic areas. They include: food and beverage, auto, healthcare, fashion and beauty, telecommunications, furniture, banking and finance.

The Made-In-Nigeria (MaIN) idea –is a private sector-driven initiative that seeks to create a platform for the maximum expression of the true Nigerian spirit of creativity, enterprise and resilience among others.
The MaIN Agenda would serve as a concrete action proposal that details urgent interventions in each of the 5 key growth sectors.

The organisers further stated that the summit will be a platform for government leaders, private sector and industry experts to address matters related to Nigeria’s economy. It has also been stated that it would serve as a medium to explore opportunities, exchange innovative ideas and forge new partnerships.

The Made- In – Nigeria Festival is being organised by the MaIN Group, a collaboration of private sector organisations. Board of Advisors of the initiative include: Prince Adesegun Oniru, Mr. Aliko Dangote, Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Okoli, Mr. Ronald Chagoury, and Senator Oluremi Tinubu.