The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Abuja Enterprise Agency, (AEA) endorsed the Proudly Nigeria Expo (PNE), aimed at showcasing made in Nigeria goods and services. The Expo will take place at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja in September.

A major strength of Proudly Nigerian Expo is that it imparts knowledge and empowers the jobless. As manufacturers showcase their goods and services, those seeking knowledge to get into small and medium scale enterprises will be tutored on the rudiments of doing business. During the expo there will be segments on skills training in ventures like soap making, bakery, beads making, leather work, event management etc. Small starts-up will be taught on how to access grants from government agencies and other financial agencies.

The Expo is organized by Helpline Foundation, Abuja. The Organization started out informally in 2003 as Pure Saints Home to intervene in Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) matters and later expanded to include Poverty Alleviation and Entrepreneurship Development. The name of the organization was changed in 2010 from Pure Saints Home to Helpline Foundation to undertake activities as a non-governmental organization. Helpline Foundation is aimed at building a Nigeria where all vulnerable children, youths and women (especially widows) have access to quality health care, education, skill acquisition and equal opportunities to realize their potentials.

The organization is aimed at: (a) Promoting and advocating made in Nigeria Goods and Services (b) Entrepreneurship Development (c) Poverty Alleviation

According to the event promoter, Mrs. Jumai Ahmadu, the Expo aims to bring together over 200 industrialists in small and medium scale enterprises. Mrs. Ahmadu, who is also the president of Helpline Foundation for the Needy, said that the PNE would address the country’s unemployment situation and social crises.

SCOPE OF THE EXPO

The Expo is a product of well-meaning and patriotic thinking, aimed at bringing Made in Nigeria Goods and Services to limelight. This Expo is staged with the support and co-operation of relevant government and private organizations. It offers a unique exposition for buyers and users of a wide range of goods and services as well as opportunity for investment and trade promotion, in the Nigerian small & medium scale enterprises.

The theme for 2016 Expo is: “HARNESSING THE TRADE POTENTIAL OF NIGERIA”.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The exposition will attract about 200,000 visitors from within and outside the country.

Participation is open to:

Art Exhibitors

Advertising & Marketing Agencies

Agro Allied Traders

Beauticians

Business Solutions Service Consultants

Bureau De Change

Fashion & Beauty Houses

Films & Entertainment Production Houses

Finance Houses

Health Care & H.M.O Providers

Hotel & Short Stay Facility Managers

H.R Agencies

I.C.T & Telecom Providers

Logistics & Delivery Services

Outdoor Careering

Print & Publishing Houses

Packaging Companies

Realtors

Travelling & Concierge Services Providers

Textile Manufacturers

Venture Capitalists

Vending Agents

PAYMENT & CONSTRUCTION OF STANDS

1. Booth rental charges

Indoor Stands – N70, 000 for 7 days

Outdoor Stands – N30, 000 for 7 days

Category A: N50,000 (with booth, a Table & 2 Chairs)

Category B: N30,000 (without booth, with Small Stands)

Category C: Food Vendors: N30,000 (Outdoor Stand)

ACCOUNT DETAILS

Payment can be made to Helpline Foundation bank account:

Bank: First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Account Name: Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja

Account Number: 1965836010

After payment, kindly scan payment teller and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 09092411111

N/B: Cost of stands does not cover construction of booths. Booths are order separately at the cost of N30, 000 throughout the Expo or can be constructed by exhibitors themselves.

2. General discounts for early payments - On or before August 31st - 5%

3. EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Category 'A' ABUJA Category ‘B’ LAGOS Category 'C' ANAMBRA AND PORT HARTCOUTH /Benin Category 'D' Others Please note that the discounts offered cover payments for space only.

ACCOUNT DETAILS

Payment can be made to Helpline Foundation bank account:

Bank: First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Account Name: Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja

Account Number: 1965836010

After payment, kindly scan payment teller and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 09092411111

4. CONSTRUCTION OF STAND: It is the intention of the organizers to have a uniform pavilion/stand. Therefore exhibitors are expected to patronize only accredited stand contractors who have got standard charge per square meter for the construction of stand.

Please note that exhibitors who construct stands using more space than the area paid for and allocated to them shall be surcharged for the additional space at the double the normal rate for such space. Contravention notice and debit notes shall be served on such organization and the Organizers shall seize the company's property commensurate with the amount being owed as a guarantee for the payment of the stipulated fine. Upon service of contravention notice and debit notes for such surcharge, contravening party would be expected to pay within a period of 48 hours, failure of which the organizers shall be free to dispose of the seized items.

For more information on construction of stands and any other aspect of the Expo, kindly contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLICITY

A special publicity Programme will be mounted in collaboration with our Publicity Consultants and will include:

Press advertisement and editorial coverage;

Press releases, Press Conference and briefs;

Radio and TV interview and coverage;

Posters, billboards, neon sign advert, banners, and other below- the-line visual materials;

2 Exhibition Catalogue Exhibition Press Review and Exhibition Press Supplement.

Exhibitors and Advertisers who wish to subscribe to any of the above should email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES & BENEFITS

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Branding of all events

Direct sales opportunities

Back-drop branding of Trek Kits

Venue branding with company colour

Ushers branding - customized wear

A stand for the company at the trade Expo

Free product samples to guests during all events

Playing of jingle at the venue during event

Get 5 complementary VIP Tickets to all events

Two (2) tables of 5 persons per table at the Award/Gala night

Product/Service talks by anchor during all events

A large screen beside the stage at Award Night

Branding of Red Carpet

Cost: N10 Million

GOLD SPONSOR

Trade Expo venue branding

Direct sales opportunities

Branding of two major events

Back drop branding

A stand for the company at the event

Free product samples to guests during three events

Playing of jingle at the venue during event

Get 5 complementary VIP Tickets to all events

A table of 5 seats at the Award/Gala Night

Product/Service talks by anchor during all events

A large screen beside the stage at Award Night

Branding of Red Carpet

Cost: N7 Million

SILVER SPONSOR

Trade Expo venue branding

Direct sales opportunities

2 free tickets at the Award/Gala Night

Back drop branding

Special recognition award

Certificate of participation

Free advert in the information brochure, website, backdrop for a period of one (1) year

A free stand at the event

Cost: N5 Million

BRONZE SPONSOR

Direct sales opportunities

Back drop branding

Special recognition award

Certificate of participation

Free advert in the information brochure, website, backdrop for a period of one (1) year

A free stand at the event

Cost: N3 Million

WHERE AND WHEN?

Venue: The Exposition is scheduled to hold at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Garki, Abuja.

Date: September 5TH — 11TH, 2016

For more information on registration and /or book a stand, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: http://tradenigeria.ng/features/proudly-nigerian-expo-2016-presents-harnessing-the-trade-potential-of-nigeria/57a461aa7218edoc1592966931/

Aug 05, 2016