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Business News of Friday, 14 April 2023


40 countries to participate in West Africa trade show

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At least 150 exhibitors from 40 countries will participate in West Africa’s largest automotive parts and after-market trade show scheduled to be held in Lagos next month.

Currently, in its third edition, the West Africa Automotive Show will take place at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island from May 16-18.

According to a statement, the WAAS Conference will provide visitors with more opportunity to hear from policymakers and the industry about the automotive sector in Nigeria and West Africa, to find out what I s new, and to discuss policy and trends.

Managing Director of BtoB Events, Jamie Hill, said the organisers were looking forward to welcoming first-timers and the many returning exhibitors and visitors, especially with the new WAAS Conference adding to the show’s support for the automotive sector.

He said, “The West Africa Automotive Show has built a huge following and has already become the largest automotive aftermarket exhibition in West Africa. Visitors appreciate being among the first to see, touch and encounter new products and technologies from across the world on-site.

“The WAAS Conference will add to the experience, bringing together the industry’s key leaders and government officials to discuss trends and challenges. I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Luqman Mamudu, the Director of Policy and Planning at the National Automotive Council, as Conference chair.”

Mamudu, who is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Transtech Industrial Consulting, said the event would address a range of factors affecting the status of Nigeria’s automotive sector and that of West Africa.

“I expect that the inaugural conference of WAAS and the show itself will deepen demand for new parts in Nigeria. Above all, the conference recommendations will inform the action of the incoming government of Nigeria in charting a new course for the automotive sector.”