Nigeria’s leading transport and logistics experts will gather for the historic maiden edition of Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) from Tuesday, 14th to Thursday, 16th March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
As part of the commitment by Clarion Event West Africa, the organisers of the event, to deliver value and reinforce the essence of the exhibition as one with capacity to foster economic development especially at such a crucial time in the country; MMWA will run concurrently with the very successful Nigeria Manufacturing Equipment Expo (NME) and the Nigerian Raw Material Expo (NIRAM) at the Landmark Expo Centre.
The Exhibition which has the Nigeria Ports Authority as Event Patron will also witness strategic discourse sessions which will be delivered by key industry experts such as: The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council; Hajia Aisha Ali Ibrahim, FCILT,FNIS, Port Manager, Nigerian Ports Authority; Mr. Alban Igwe, FCILT, Deputy National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation; Mr. Gabriel Aghunor, General Manager, Gadol Nigeria; Mr. Olumide Adesoun and Mr. Suleiman Ibrahim of Pwc”
Others are Mr. Francis Ehiguese, FCILT, Member, Governing Council, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport; Mr. Babatunde Omolabi, Warehouse Manager, Guinness Nigeria and Dr. Obiora E. Madu, Chief Facilitator/CEO, Multimix Academy, Nigeria.
Speaking on the Exhibition, Chairman, Nigeria Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Captain Samuel Olarewaju, (FICS) advised all stakeholders/participants to make the best of the huge opportunities Multimodal West Africa presents; as it is capable of improving transport and logistics business’ contribution to the sub-region’s economic development.
He reiterated the need for synergy in the activities of the port & terminal operators, shipping lines, freight forwarders and other stakeholders, which he believes can be achieved during the 3-day event.
Meanwhile, Managing Director, Clarion Events West Africa, Dele Alimi revealed that the Multimodal West Africa Exhibition and Conference has been designed and targeted to engage all major stakeholders in the industry from across all the sub-sectors and the value-chain under one roof with a view to reviewing the sector and proffering lasting solution to the various challenges in the sector.
According to him, Clarion Events is providing a platform for players in both public and private sectors to exchange notes and ideas and design solutions that will be mutually beneficial and help move the sector forward and ultimately impact positively in Nigeria’s quest for sustainable transport and logistics sector.
Most of the industry stakeholders are excited about the Exhibition as they believe it will adequately reposition the Transportation and Logistics sector, which used to be noted for its huge contribution to the nation’s economy but has struggled to retain its position as a result of economic downturn.