Food & Beverage West Africa Trade Exhibition Gets Expansion

<strong>Food &amp; Beverage West Africa Trade Exhibition Gets Expansion</strong>

Food & Beverage West Africa, the continent’s largest food and drink trade exhibition, is set to expand into new space at the Landmark Centre in June.

The show’s organisers are working with the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos, to add a fourth exhibition hall to the event. This means the show has the potential to almost double its floor area size since last year’s event, which sold out the two existing exhibition halls. Since then, a third hall has opened, and now a fourth semi-permanent marquee-type hall is being constructed. 

The trade show scheduled between June 13 to 15, will see exhibitors from more than 30 countries. Among 10 countries’ pavilions will be new pavilions featuring foods, drinks, equipment and services from India, Dubai and Russia.

The United Nations International Trade Centre (ITC) organisation will be sending a delegation of West African producers, including delegates from Gambia, Liberia and Indonesia.

Food & Beverage West Africa is organised by BtoB Events, which has become Africa’s largest trade event organiser with an expanding exhibition portfolio in Nigeria.

Its Managing Director, Jamie Hill, is delighted to see demand growing for more exhibition space. 

“The show’s expansion reflects the confidence in Nigeria’s economic landscape – people are ready for Nigeria to do business and the Food & Beverage exhibition is now at a truly international scale,” he said. 

“We anticipate there will be more than 5,000 visitors representing food retailing, production and distribution, as well as the hospitality sector, who will be keen to see the latest developments and business opportunities from more than 300 exhibitors.”

Among the show partners is the Restaurant & Food Service Proprietors Association of Nigeria (REFSPAN). “Food & Beverage West Africa gives REFSPAN members a bouquet of opportunities to meet with key players in major parts of the world that are beneficial to the dynamism and the growth REFSPAN desire, in order to promote more and expand the QSR (quick-service restaurant) business in Nigeria.”

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