The 2023 Food & Beverage West Africa (FABWA), which has been scheduled to hold from 13-15 June, will be spectacular as it will be Nigeria’s first ever trade event requiring four exhibition halls.
The Food & Beverage West Africa, which has expanded dramatically since being launched in 2018, will take place at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
With more than 250 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors expected to attend, FABWA will be the first event to occupy the newly built additional show halls when the exhibition holds for for three days in June.
One reason for the need for more space is the presence of eight country pavilions with delegations coming from Dubai, Indonesia, Russia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Tunisia and India.
Local businesses taking part include Emel Corporate Solutions, Macadams, BCE, Cosmos and more. FABWA will also showcase more than 12 of Nigeria’s food and drinks small and medium business enterprises in the biggest SME Zone so far.
The exhibition is a leading event in the portfolio of Btob Events, Africa’s largest trade events organiser. Its Managing Director Jamie Hill is delighted to see the increasing interest the show generates each year.
“The opportunity to expand from two into four show halls at the Landmark Centre really demonstrates the massive potential the F&B industry sees in Nigeria and beyond. FABWA’s expansion clearly reflects the growing confidence in Nigeria’s economic landscape,” says Mr Hill.
“People from West Africa and around the world are looking forward to doing business in Nigeria – our Food & Beverage exhibition is now at a truly international scale. We have a fantastic number of Nigerian businesses taking part and are excited that we have so many countries – more than 60 – represented at the show.
“It means we anticipate there will be more than 6,000 visitors from food retailing, production and distribution, as well as the hospitality and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector. We know how keen they are to see the latest developments and business opportunities from exhibitors from around the world.”
Food & Beverage West Africa 2023 Sponsors and Partners include Just Food, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Oke-Arin Trades’ Association, Lagos, Onitsha Main Markets Traders Union (OMMATU), Ogbaru Main Market Traders Association (OMMTA), Eziukwu Market Food & Beverage Dealers Association, Aba, Balogun Business Association Nigeria, NASON, Association of Food Vendors in Nigeria (AFVN), REFSPAN, Conference of AgriBusiness in Nigeria (CABIN), Association of Professional Food Services Providers of Nigeria (APFSPN), Culinary Arts Practitioners Association Nigeria (CAPA) and African Businesses & Exporters Network (ABEN)
The organisers say companies interested in taking part or wanting to discuss sponsorship or in-show visibility should not delay in contacting the Show Manager, Brad Smith, on +44 (0) 2477 298627 or [email protected], to find out more.
Anyone working in the F&B sector intending to visit the event should pre-register at https://www.fab-westafrica.com/pre-register/ for free attendance and faster admission. Otherwise, there will be a nominal entry fee at the door.