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Business Events of the Month: MAY 2018

We are midway through the second quarter of the year. Commerce has picked up steam, pulling away from its usual annual slow start, and is now speeding into the future. Hopefully, you’ve been doing brisk business and knocking items off your year’s to-do list. If you haven’t had much to celebrate, there’s still eight months to grind out some good results.

Regardless of what business has looked like for you thus far, you could make it better by attending business events. They could give you access to trade insights, connect you with valuable contacts and partners, grant your enterprise good exposure, and be an avenue for you draw new customers to your brand.

Here, we’ve brough together some of the standout business events in Nigeria this month. These conferences, exhibitions and meetups will explore entrepreneurial themes, discuss productivity strategies, and showcase products from Nigerian and international companies. They’re organized by a diverse range of organizations, target specific or general audiences, and cater to participants from several industries.

Have a look at our selection of business events for May, and decide which ones you’ll attend.

Food West Africa Exhibition and Conference

This trade show gives businesses operating in the food production value chain the opportunity to connect with other companies in the sector, catch up on industry trends, and broaden their customer base through exhibitions and interactions with potential customers. Participants from across West Africa are expected to attend the event.

Topics which will ne discussed at the conference include food safety, certification, food processing, distribution, retail, export and growth areas in the business.

The West Africa Exhibition and Conference is hosted by Informa Exhibitions Asia.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, May 9- Friday, May 11

Venue: Landmark Centre, Water Corporation road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Find out more about this event here.

Lagos International Food and Beverage Festival

Another trade event, albeit potentially more sprawling, perhaps with the feel of a fanfare too. It’s also expected to last longer.

The Lagos International Food and Beverage Festival is organized by the Lagos State Government. For four days in May, businesses of all sizes involved in making food and related items will be displaying their products to the public. It’s a unique chance to meet with the manufacturers of your favourite edibles, and maybe find new favourites as well.

Event details

Date: Thursday 10 May- Sunday 13 May

Venue: National Stadium, Lagos.

Find out more here.

RCCG Region 19’s Economic Forum

The men at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Acme Parish, are inviting men from across Lagos to their Economic Forum. They say the forum will reveal numerous investment opportunities that are open for exploration.

The invited speakers will be laying bare the business opportunities in information technology, fossil and renewable energy, real estate, finance, and the agriculture value chain. They’ll also be sharing tips and best practices for navigating those sectors.

Event details

Date: Saturday 12 May

Venue: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Acme Parish (Dominion Sanctuary), Vori Close, Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos.

Time: 8:00AM-4:00PM

TAMS Productivity Summit

If you’re on the lookout for proven productivity hacks for your business, you’re likely to find a good deal of it at this event.

The TAMS Productivity Summit will tackle such issues as time management, employee performance, amd how these affect the efficient use of resources and the overall productivity of business. Its host, SB Telecoms, are certainly playing on their home turf with this event (they’ve created a HR software, TAMS HR software, after which the event is named). So you can be sure they have a clue what it takes to raise productivity.

Event details

Date: Thursday, May 17

Venue: Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Lagos.

Time: 11:00AM- 4:00PM

Find out more about this event here.

African Foods and Products Exhibition 2018

This event is being put together by the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, and as such, will be featuring businesses and products from Nigeria and the United States. There’s a lot more information about this event here.

Event details

Date: Friday May 25- Saturday May 26

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Find out more about this event here.

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Ikenna Nwachukwu

Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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