Mr. Agwu who spoke to Vanguard on phone said that apart from the fact that the fair will be holding at a Five Star Hotel, many automobile franchise holders and leading manufactures of Original Equipment will be at the exhibition which is the number one in the entire West Africa region.
The Managing Director who stated that the fair has been scheduled to hold from May 10-16, 2013, said “the fair will be a landmark and a benchmark in auto show business in the entire West African sub-region.
The Managing Director stated that, “almost all the major vehicle manufacturers and dealers in Nigeria will be participating at the fair. Notable Banks and Insurance Companies; major Oil Companies; manufacturers and dealers in auto-accessories have indicated interest and are seriously preparing to participate in the event.
“Each of the nine days that the fair will last is loaded with activities and events that will make this edition remarkably different and we intend to improve and add on this in subsequent editions,” Mr. Agwu, revealed further.
On parade shall be unique ranges of automobile products from notable companies from the Asian Continent dominated by Japanese, Chinese and South Korean auto-firms. This include products from Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Nissan.
Also European and American products will equally be on parade with products from the stables of Ford, Mack, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Volvo, BMW, Skoda etc.
From the home front, PAN Nigeria, National Trucks Manufacturers Limited [NTM], etc will showcase the latest in their ranges of products.
These products range from personal choice exotic cars, SUV’s, CUV’s, Jeeps, light and heavy duty haulage Trucks, and Buses of various capacities for corporate and mass transit businesses.
Feelers from most of the firms indicate that visitors to the various stands will enjoy lots of goodies. Some have packaged gift items, lucky dips and many other forms of entertainments, which according to sources will last all through the fair.
Strategically as we did last year, we are laying more emphasis on the Spare Parts sector in this edition. This is as a result of our guided intention to enhance the development of cottage industries in the spare parts sub-sector of the automotive business sector of the economy with the attendant multiplier effects on the economy of the nation.
Our target is to attract many reputable Original Equipment Manufacturers of Spare Parts from across the globe to participate in this edition as well as in subsequent ones. Over 70 confirmed Original Equipment Manufacturers from all over the world are already preparing to be at the show.
In conjunction with our foreign partners: SENEXPO International Fairs Inc of Turkey, we have reached out to many of such companies and happily the response has been tremendous and we are expecting close to 150 of them. Our intention in bringing them to Lagos which is the hub of automotive business in West Africa is to enable Nigerians and neighbouring West Africans engaged in auto spare business work out rewarding and lasting business relationships with the main companies engaged in the manufacture of auto spare parts.