From March 14 to 16, 2017, Lagos will play host to a massive assemblage of Logistics and Transport professionals for the historic maiden edition of Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference. The event, which is taking place at the Landmark Event Centre Victoria Island, is going to run concurrently with the hugely successful Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo (NME) and the Nigerian Raw Material Expo (NIRAM).
“The Industry stakeholders are enormously excited about Multimodal West Africa as it will adequately reposition the transportation and logistics sector. The industry which used to be noted for its huge contribution to the nation’s economy, has struggled to retain its position as a result of the economic downturn,” said Dele Alimi, Managing Director, Clarion Events West Africa, the organisers of the events.
Why are the events running concurrently?
According to Dele Alimi, 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. 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.
“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,” said Dele.
Manufacturers who will be visiting NME and NIRAM Expo will have an even stronger value proposition. They will be able to find more cost-effective and efficient supply chain solutions showcased in the MMWA exhibition for the movement of their cargo.
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.
Key players at the MMWA event include Sifax Group, DSV, St. John Logistics, Nigeria Ports Authority, Nigeria Railways Corporation, NIMASA, IAL Nigeria Limited, KSP Shipping Logistics, Chibyke Global Systems Limited, African Atlantic International Agencies Limited, Inland Containers Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics, Association of Nigeria Licensed Custom Agents, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).