Thousands of industry professionals have converged on the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria for West Africa’s largest and most prestigious B2B food and drink exhibition and conference. The Food West Africa event, promises to deliver an investment boost to the regional retail market.
More than 6 000 delegates are expected to attend the event, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. It is the only show in the region which has the support of multiple trade associations as well as NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control).
Ryan Sanderson, exhibition director, Food West Africa, says, ‘It’s been an incredible start to the second edition of the show. Not only is this proving to be a great chance for visitors to forge new business relationships, build their brand and find new distributors, but it is also enabling them to check out some amazing new state-of-the-art products, equipment and services on the market.
‘We continue to believe in the incredible array of opportunities in Nigeria and are very proud to be serving the needs to the incredible size and scope of the food and beverage in Nigeria and greater West Africa.’
The event highlights the importance of Nigeria as the hub of a burgeoning West Africa retail market. Nigeria is expected to witness sustained growth in value sales wherethe growing middle class is estimated to have a combined purchasing power more than N8.5 trillion.