The 2nd Edition of the ‘Christian Business fair’, organized by the Catholic Young Adults Association (CYAA) of our Lady Mother and Queen Catholic Church Badore Ajah, will be holding from the 15th to the 17th of November 2018. Venue is the grounds of Our Lady Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Addo road, opposite Thomas Estate, Ajah. This year, the fair will welcome about 100 exhibitors from all over Lagos and surrounding areas and nearly 5000 visitors. It will be a showcase of a wide range of products including food products, household items, Electronics and also a variety of services from Home and industrial cleaning to schools, interior designs, Architecture, Builders and Land developers, and so on.
ICT has, in recent times, become an integral part of our lives. With Increasing accessibility and reliance on phones and the internet, it is important that SMEs learn to leverage on this huge virtual market space and on technology to promote their businesses and become more efficient and cost effective. This is why this year’s theme – Leveraging ICT for SME Development in Nigeria – is quite apt. The goal is to help introduce small businesses to the latest tech-driven solutions and its applications to boost production and improve business efficiency.
As the former president of the CYAA and the founder of the Christian Business Fair, Mr. Francis Ugokwe said during his speech at the maiden edition, ‘Christianity is Love in action and this is what the Christian Business Fair represents. We have created a platform for empowering and promoting Christian Enterprise’. The current president – Mrs Ijeoma Ibuaka also mentioned that ‘the focus on Christians is not to disenfranchise other religions but to affect positive change beginning from our circle of influence. We hope that we will continue to grow till we are big enough to reach out to everyone’.
Major Highlights of this year’s fair include:
Exhibition and Networking – The #CBF2018 provides the opportunity to meet with Christian entrepreneurs and to interact with nearly 100 business owners and 5,000 potential clients. It is a platform to enable business owners grow their client base. This is a great chance to show the world what you do.
Training and Paper presentations – There will be paper presentations on each day by very eminent and successful Nigerians who are also passionate about impacting lives and empowering others. ICT and business experts will be on ground to share their wealth of knowledge. There will also be a free Digital Skills training courtesy of Tech giants, Google. Participants will be certified at the end of the training.
Angel Investors – There will be opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a group of investors who are willing and ready to invest in promising businesses and help with take-off and expansion fund.
Notable sponsors for the Christian Business Fair include Keystone Bank, Madonna Homes, Ineh-Mic Motors, Winsco Serves Limited, PetroHawk Centrum Limited, Xtetix Concepts, Lumen Kristi Television, Oremus Group, PlatformNG, Connect Nigeria, Anchor Insurance and so much more.
According to the Local organizing Committee Chairman, Mr. Tochukwu Chukwu, ‘It promises to be an event to remember. It will be educating, yet entertaining. Visitors have a chance to win fantastic prices at the fair. The #CBF has changed my life. I am grateful to be a part of this epic event’. Attendance to this event is FREE!