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Business Events of the Month: October 2018

As we inch closer to the year’s end, businesses are beginning to prepare for an evaluation of their positions. But as much of the business world turns to shape up for the holidays and evaluate achievements, it’ll remain alive and active for a number of weeks yet. The number of business events set to take place across Nigeria in October certainly bares this out quite clearly.

This month, there will be fairs and conferences for companies, entrepreneurs and customers of businesses in the construction, mining, energy and automobile industries. Exhibitions for medical/pharmaceutical, fashion, decor and payments companies will also be holding in some of the country’s popular events spots. If you’re interested in attending any of these, you’ll find the information you’re looking for in this article.

Here’s a rundown of the major business events for the month of October.

  1. Medic West Africa

Medic West Africa

This is West Africa’s biggest business-oriented gathering of brands in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Its organizers say they expect more than 350 companies from over 30 countries to exhibit their medical and laboratory products at the event. They’re also looking forward to having 4,000+ visitors, many of whom will be persons involved in the medical industry- precisely the sort of crowd exhibitors will be targeting.

Panel sessions will be held as well. These forums, along with the breaks and tours of the exhibition stands, will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the industry and connect with high-value partners.

Event Details

Date: 10-12 October

Venue: Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 10:00AM- 5:00PM

  1. Nigeria Build Expo

Nigeria Build Expo

With more than 70 companies from 10 countries and 3,800 visitors expected to attend, Nigeria Build Expo presents businesses in the construction industry a big opportunity to expand their reach in many respects. It’s one of Nigeria’s largest tradeshows for architects, designers, builders and regulators in the sector, and will feature exhibitions, workshops and business to business (B2B) meetings.

Event Details

Date: 11-13 October

Venue: Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00PM

  1. Nigeria Decor Expo

Nigeria Decor Expo

If you’re prospecting for partnerships with houseware, furniture or other interior decor companies, you could get it at this event. There could be at least 60 companies from 13 countries exhibiting, as well as hundreds of entrepreneurs and brand representatives in attendance.

Event Details

Date: 11-13 October

Venue: Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM

  1. Nigeria Mining Week

Nigeria Mining Week

This event has the backing of the Ministry of Mines and Steel, and the Miners Association of Nigeria. Companies in the mining industry will be showcasing their newest solutions and technologies to a specialized audience; experts and representatives of the public sector will also be discussing topical issues in the sector.

Event Details

Date: 15 -17 October

Venue: NAF Conference Centre, Abuja

  1. Lagos Fashion Fair

Lagos Fashion Fair

Vendors at the Lagos Fashion Fair will be displaying a wide variety of apparels, shoes, bags, jewellery, fabrics and yarns, to an audience eager to get the best fashion accessories from local and international brands. Regular garments, wedding and bridal wears and other special events clothing should be available as well.

Event Details

Date: 16- 18 October

Venue: Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

  1. Abuja International Motor Fair

Abuja International Motor Fair

The 19th edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair will attract major automobile manufacturers and dealers, motor spare parts distributors, security gadget producers lubricant merchants and auto insurance providers. They’ll be showcasing their products at the Eagle Square in Abuja for a week- enough time for you to check them out and make a purchase if you’re interested.

Event Details

Date: 21- 27 October

Venue: Eagle Square, Abuja

Time: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM daily

  1. Remittance Africa Expo

Remittance Africa Expo

The seventh edition of the Remittance Africa Expo takes place this year, and will be running with the theme ‘Unlocking Opportunities in Money Transfer and Payment Systems in Africa.’ Accordingly, it’ll have remittance and payments experts from across Africa in attendance; they’ll be sharing ideas and industry insights with a gathering of business executives, representatives of financial services institutions, regulators and other interested persons at the conference.

Event Details

Date: 23- 24 October

Venue: Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 9:00 AM -4:00 PM daily

  1. Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

Since its first edition in 2011, the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo has grown to become the country’s largest alternative energy event. This year, there could be as many as a hundred suppliers exhibiting new technology and solutions at the tradeshow. A good deal of networking, information sharing and product promotion will happen here.

Event Details

Date: 23- 25 October

Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja

  1. Buildmacex Nigeria

Architects, engineers, developers, surveyors, builders and interior designers will be exhibiting at this event, which is designed to offer products and services for all aspects of the business of building construction.

Event Details

Date: 16- 18 October

Venue: Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

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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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