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Dangote, Innoson, others for ARSO Expo in June

As the countdown to the Trade EXPO at the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) draws near, top tier manufacturers like the Dangote Group, Innoson Motors and others in the fast moving consumer goods segments, allied sectors, and small businesses have keyed into the programme.
In a statement by the SON Director, Public Relations Department Mrs Bolaji Foluso, in Lagos on Wednesday, she said the Expo which coincides with the ARSO’s 30th General Assembly, has attracted several participants from Nigeria and beyond.
The event scheduled for June 17 to 22, 2024 in Abuja, would offer a firsthand experience of the vibrant Nigerian market, with an array of local manufacturers and producers slated to participation, she said.
“With the likes of the Dangote Group Innoson Motors, and others such Ajinimoto industries and a host of others already participating, she said the Expo would be a lifetime opportunity for businesses as it has the potential to bolster confidence in Nigerian products as it would showcase the Nigerian market to Africa and the world,” she stressed.
According to her, the exhibition promises to be a catalyst for economic growth, both for domestic stakeholders and international visitors.
“The trade exhibition will strategically present innovations to a diverse audience of industry experts, policymakers, and potential investors by highlighting the quality, diversity, and competitiveness of Nigerian goods and services.
“For local manufacturers and producers, the benefits of participating in the exhibition are manifold. Firstly, it provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with key stakeholders in the industry, fostering collaborations and partnerships that can drive innovation and growth.
“Secondly, it offers a chance to gain exposure to international markets, as the general assembly attracts delegates from across Africa and beyond, opening doors for export opportunities.”
Besides, she said that visitors to the country attending the ARSO General Assembly would be privileged to immerse themselves in the dynamic Nigerian market firsthand.
From traditional crafts to cutting-edge technologies, the exhibition will showcase the breadth and depth of Nigeria’s economic landscape, providing valuable insights into emerging trends and investment opportunities.
“Moreover, by engaging directly with local manufacturers and producers, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of Nigeria’s cultural heritage, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to excellence.”
“By showcasing the best of Nigerian innovation and enterprise, the exhibition will underscore the importance of standardisation in driving economic development and fostering regional integration.
“Ultimately, it is hoped that the synergy between the exhibition and the General Assembly will catalyse transformative change, propelling Nigeria and Africa towards a future of sustainable growth and prosperity,'” she stated.
She noted many dignitaries and captains of industry will participate at the event adding the Chief Host, the Honourable Minister of Industry Trade and Investment Doris Uzoka-Anite.

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