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Entrepreneurship     |     13-12-2016
First YouWiN! 'Made in Nigeria' Trade Exhibition
By Ukwuegbu, Ugochukwu | MD
First YouWin Made in Nigeria Trade Exhibition
First YouWin Made in Nigeria Trade Exhibition

Divine Fish Farm exhibited at the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) ‘Made in Nigeria’ Trade Exhibition which held on Wednesday – Thursday, December 7 – 8, at the Euphoria Event Place, 1B, Archdeacon Ogunbiyi Close, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

The exhibition was organised by the YouWiN! programme to support the growth of beneficiary businesses and connect them to local and international markets with the added aim of expanding their reach as well as taking their businesses to the next level.

During the two-day exhibition products and services were showcased from priority sectors across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Products from agriculture, household items, furniture and fixtures, electrical equipment, fashion, jewellery, gifts, accessories, apparel, textiles, chemicals, industrial goods, building materials and equipment were exhibited.

Many people from across Nigeria visited the trade exhibition. Officials from government departments and agencies like the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) were part of discussion panel sessions at the event. Other discussion panel sessions at the exhibition were composed of entrepreneurs, industry and professional associations, industry captains, local and international investors and the general public.

The objectives of the exhibition were:

  1. Foster networking among YouWiN! beneficiaries and other entrepreneurs;

  2. Promote the creation and growth of indigenous industries and enterprises;

  3. Network local enterprises with business opportunities at the international level;

  4. Present a platform for business and industry innovators to showcase and possibly collaborate;

  5. Allow venture capital entrepreneurs and businesses to explore investment opportunities;

  6. Promote the use and export of ‘Made in Nigeria’ products.

The YouWiN! ‘Made in Nigeria’ Trade Exhibition was organised with support from The World Bank, Growth and Employment (GEM) Project, YouWiN! Partner Banks, Development Partners (DFID and affiliates), Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Corporate organisations.

The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) is a collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), the Federal Ministry for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Federal Ministry of Youth Development, the World Bank and the organised private sector. The objective of YouWiN! is to create jobs by encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship through innovation. The programme provides financing, capacity building and mentoring to young entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Credit: 1st YouWiN ‘Made in Nigeria’ Exhibition event programme.

Ugochukwu Ukwuegbu
For Divine Fish Farm


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