20 November 2014, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital will come alive with a bang, as the10th edition of Port Harcourt International Trade Fair, the biggest trade and exhibition event in the south of the country gets underway, from 2nd to 18th December 2014, according to the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, PHCCIMA.
Staged at the famous Isaac Boro Park, expectation is said to be high for participants; buyers and sellers alike as the event provides in-and-out opportunities for a greater percentage of the populace to buy, sell, network and relax with the best of Nigerian entertainment.
This year, like the preceding events will be organized by PHCCIMA, an advocacy outfit articulating business interest in the Niger Delta region, and touted as the second largest and active chamber of commerce in Nigeria.
Speaking to newsmen, the President of PHCCIMA, Engr. Emeka Unachukwu said the 10th edition of Port Harcourt International trade fair has been specially packaged to provide a world class meeting platform for global brands, business networking and frontiers of countless economic opportunities that will take participants to a whole new pedestal.
According to him, “I noted with pride, the great transformation that has characterized our trade fair, from an ordinary assembly of traders, trado-medicine and small/medium scale farmers to a world class meeting of global brands in a revitalized meeting that has become an international trade fair”.
This development according to him underlines the recognition of trade as a key driver for economic growth in the country and a move towards realization of Nigeria’s 2020 vision project.
“Port Harcourt International Trade Fair has been a major catalyst in the development of domestic trade, and undoubtedly has become pivotal in promoting international trade and fostering important international trade relations”.
The PHCCIMA boss reaffirmed that the Port Harcourt International trade fair has witnessed consistent upgrade in the quality of planning and organization to match international standard and this he said includes the provision of free health care and emergency medical services, presence of fire fighting personnel, and highly improved security set up at the trade fair ground.
Engr. Unachukwu also added that Skyebank, Oando Gas, Enterprise Bank, Nigeria Breweries, Guiness, Indomie, Dangote, Amarula, M.Saleh among others are expected to put up an appearance at the year ending fair tagged: ‘Buy More Payless’.