Multimodal West Africa 2017 to be co-located with Nigeria Manufacturing Expo in Lagos
Regarded as the largest conglomerate of the industrial, transport and logistics sectors ever in Nigeria, the Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA), is now to be held from 14-16 March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos due to overwhelming industry support.
Multimodal West Africa will run concurrently with the Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo (NME) and the Nigerian Raw Material Expo (NIRAM). However, MMWA was supposed to hold 24-26 January, 2017 but recently rescheduled.
“The relevance and huge potential opportunities the exhibition possesses, required the industry to act on the unique platform to co-locate Multimodal West Africa with the Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo (NME) and NIRAM Expo” says Dele Alimi, Managing Director of Clarion Events West Africa, the organisers of both events. He adds “with over 50 top transport and logistics companies, over 120 equipment manufacturers, over 100 raw materials manufacturers and other allied industry like finance, insurance and consultancy services displaying their equipment, product and services during the March event, it would be the largest conglomerate ever of the industrial, transport and logistics sectors in Nigeria, over a three-day period.”
He adds: “with confirmed audience of 3,700 manufacturers already attending NME, the synergy of an additional audience of 2,000 cargo owners and shippers provides unprecedented networking potential and business opportunities. For terminals & ports, freight forwarders, shipping lines and clearing agents the unique prospect of reaching more than 5,000 customers in the space of three days will deliver incredible value to the entire industrial sector value chain!”
“Furthermore” says Dele, “the manufacturers who had planned to visit NME and NIRAM Expo now have an even stronger value proposition and are able to find more cost effective and efficient supply chain solutions showcased in the MMWA exhibition for the movement of their cargo.
He continues: “when you consider that 90% of exhibitors for the NME are foreign equipment manufacturers from all over the world, 90% of the exhibitors for the MMWA and the NIRAM Expo are indigenous, it gives us a right mix of local and foreign business people to create a robust business event that will add tremendous value to the Nigerian industrial sector and would support the Federal Government’s efforts to revitalize the Nigerian industrial sector”.
Some of the confirmed Multimodal West Africa speakers include;
– Hajia Aisha Ali Ibrahim, FCILT,FNIS/ AGM Operations Nigerian Ports Authority
– Mr. Hassan Bello, Esq, The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council,
– Dr. Obiora E. Madu, Chief Facilitator/CEO, Multimix Academy, Nigeria
– Mrs. Oluremi Ajayi, General Manager, DSV, Nigeria
– Gabriel Aghunor, General Manger, Gadolng, Nigeria
– Temitope Ogunfayo, Operational Manager, Procter & Gamble, Nigeria
– Mr. Alban Igwe, Deputy National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
– Mr. Francis Ehiguese, Director Governing Council, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Suleiman Ibrahim, Capital Project and Infrastructure, PwC Nigeria
– Babatunde Omolabi, Warehouse, Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc
– Suleiman Ibrahim, Capital Project and Infrastructure, PwC Nigeria
– Kunle Adebajo, CEO, Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria Limited
According to Dele Alimi, the various free conferencing opportunities and the 4th mPAD sessions also holding concurrently, the event will also develop capacities and provide tremendous networking opportunities for all participants.
Multimodal West Africa is organised by the specialist, exhibition and conference organiser, Clarion Events West Africa, the Nigeria office of the Clarion Events Global Group. The same organisers responsible for the widely acclaimed Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo which took place March in Lagos, attracting more than 2,600 attendees, with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) as event patrons.
With nine years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry, Clarion Events West Africa and the Clarion Events Multimodal portfolio successfully connect cargo owners, shippers, major importers and exporters with freight forwarders, ship owners, shipping lines, ports & terminal operators as well as official government bodies to bring about greater port activity, increase connectivity and display the latest solutions for a slicker supply chain. The portfolio consists of Multimodal, held in London, UK; The Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo, held in Europe; and Multimodal West Africa, held in Lagos, Nigeria.