5th Edition of AgrikExpo in Abuja 26th-28th Sept
AGRIKEXPO 2016, the 5th edition, of what has become one of Africa’s biggest events for Agribusiness development and Conferences, has continued to rise in profile with a burgeoning number of exhibitors and visitors from all over Africa and the world. Nigeria is, no doubt, a choice destination for Agribusiness development/investments, given the focus of Government on transforming the sector for food security, increased export earnings, job creation and other economic benefits. Nigeria is the hub of trade in West Africa with the implication that buyers come from nearby countries to procure from Nigeria. In that regard,there is a great need for new investments, partnerships and appropriate technology, including an increase in value chain activities for quick results.
Over the 5 consecutive editions of event, there has continued to be a rise in both Exhibitor and Visitor participation, with several deals commenced and often closed. The array of stakeholder visitors include: FARMERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICERS AND REPRESENTATIVES, CHANNEL IMPORTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, AGRO-ALLIED BUSINESS OWNERS, C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES OF FOOD & AGRO-ALLIED COMPANIES, MEDIA, RESEARCHERS & ACADEMIC, VARIOUS TRADE UNION MEMBERS, OVERSEA DELEGATIONS, TRADE DIPLOMATS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.
The 2016 edition will hold in Abuja, the Administrative capital of Nigeria, close to top decision makers in Government and Large Farm owners. Government remains the largest spender on Agricultural equipment and Machinery though the private sector is playing a great role. On an annual basis, more than US$10 billion is committed across West Africa in agricultural development. Food, Beverage Products and Services. Usually, visitors come from all over West Africa in quest of new business contacts, suppliers – Manufacturers, Agents, Technical partners, Consultants, etc.
AGRIKEXPO is collaborated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Federal Ministry of Trade & Investments (FMTI), Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), All farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), and several other agencies. Several Conferences with theme on AGOCHEMICALS, MACHINERY, POULTRY, and PROCESS & PACKAGING will hold during the event at the same venue.