The annual Abuja International Motor Fair will hold at the Eagle Square, Abuja from October 25-November 1, 2016.
According to the Chairman of the organizing committee for the event Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu, the event, which is having its 18th edition, is targeted towards boosting investments in the sector, which despite the economic downturn is set to seriously assume its rightful place in the Nigerian economy.
He assured that the platform of this edition has been packaged to increasing the attention of the government to the importance of urgently addressing the current challenges in the sector so as to use it to drive the nation’s economic diversification policy.
Disclosing this recently in a chat with journalists, Agwu, who is also the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions Limited, organizers of the event said that every effort have been deployed to ensure that through the event, the sector receives the needed support from the government and the private sector to enhance its’ rapid development. “We are packaging a show that will showcase all the existing and potential investment opportunities that abound in the Nigerian automotive industry, which we believe are very attractive to existing and prospective investors”, he announced.
According to him, this edition of the annual event is set to provide the litmus test to the shape of things in the industry with the current paradigm shift in the economy, government and the automotive sector. “The quality and quantity of showcased automobiles is undoubtedly the primary yardstick of measuring the success of any auto exhibition. This means that auto enterprises showcasing at any exhibition must ensure visibility, wholeness and completeness, not leaving anything to chance”. These will be highly on display at the Eagle Square Abuja from October 25-November 1, 2016 under the auspices of the Abuja International Motor fair”.
Continuing Mr. Agwu said, “With our reach, high powered delegations from the Federal Government, Executive of States and Local Governments; members and leadership of the other arms of government in all the tiers of government in Nigeria as well lots of corporate heads and organisations across the nation have been invited to visit the mundial.”
In our continuous drive to add values to participants, this edition is a total package of all that the automotive and road transport sub sectors offer as aside from the exhibition of automobiles additional segments of the event has been packaged. They are the Road-Urban Transport and Haulage Summit [RUTHEX] and the Bus and Truck Africa [B & T Africa], thus making it a 3-in-1 event. RUTHEX is a 2 day special fora for core players in the sub-sectors from both the public and private sectors. It will bring together experts from diverse fields in the road transport/haulage and allied sectors across the world to make input into road transport and haulage policies, programmes and implementations. Position papers, solution papers on latest trends, technologies, materials, options, models, case studies and management techniques, etc. shall be presented and discussed. This will hold from October 31-November 1, 2016.
Bus & Truck Africa: special attention will as from this edition be given to manufacturers and or dealers on: Trucks, Buses, Spare Parts, Accessories, Equipment, Components, Logistics, Body Works, SPV’s etc. as Abuja and neighbouring States even countries are good markets for these products and services.
As has been the case in the recent past A Managing Directors Nite which is a forum and special platform organised to enable heads of Automotive Companies in Nigeria to parley with heads of key federal government Ministries, Departments and Agencies which operations impact on the sector will equally hold.