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7 Days to Africa’s Biggest Business Fair!

Africa’s biggest business fair is just seven days away. Are you ready?

The Connect Nigeria Business Fair is the premier event for emerging businesses and large corporate brands on the continent. It’s held every year, and brings thousands of entrepreneurs, startup founders, innovative teams and business executives to buy, sell, network and learn the latest and best strategies to grow their businesses.

This year, it’s expected to have about 15,000 business minded persons from across the world in attendance. That’s a unique opportunity for participants to make valuable connections, snap up big deals, and expose their brands and raise their business’s profile. At least 400 exhibitors- including some of our favorite brands -will be showcasing their products and services there as well.

The Connect Nigeria Business Fair will be held on two days, Friday 26 – Saturday 27 April, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. 

There’s a lot more you could gain by attending the business fair. Here’s a rundown of what’s in store for you if you make it to the event.

Meanwhile, here are a few things you should know as you gear up for the fair.

1. You Will Achieve Your aims for the Fair if You’re Prepared.

What targets would you like to hit at the business fair? Are you looking to make bumper sales or attract a host of valuable leads? You’ll find these tips useful for your purposes.

If you’re aiming to link up with top rate investors or potential business partners, do you know how best to kickstart a conversation with them? This article takes you through the process of grabbing your conversation partners’ attention for a business related discussion.

What’s more, you can use any of these 15 conversation starters to ease your way into a fruitful discussion with potential leads and contacts.

There’s going to be a lot to learn at the business fair as well; a host of seasoned experts and accomplished business executives will be speaking at panel sessions there. They will be sharing their favorite business growth hacks with an audience of aspiring entrepreneurs and venture founders. It’s important that you come with some recording material or device to capture the tips they’ll be giving out.

2. Stay Updated on the Buildup to the Fair

You can keep up with the progress of things leading up the event by following Connect Nigeria on social media. You’ll find updates on speakers lined up for the fair, see some of the businesses that will be exhibiting, and know the details of what to expect when you’re finally there.

You can also find out more about the fair on its dedicated website. Follow this link to go there.

3. It’s Free to Attend!

You will be having unlimited access to good enterprise building advice, discounts from first-rate brands, and the chance to connect with businesspeople from across Nigeria and the wider African continent. And it’ll all be available at no cost to you!

Click here to register for free.

It’s also not too late to reserve a space as an exhibitor. You can do that here.

If you have any questions about the event, you can send them via email to, or call 0700 800 5000.

Featured image source: Connect Nigeria

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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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