Connect Nigeria Announces Nigeria's First E-Business Fair

Connect Nigeria Announces Nigeria's First E-Business Fair

Connect Nigeria, an information search portal, has announced it will host the business environment to the first ever e-business fair in the country.

In line with its mission to connect businesses to markets in a convenient, fast, and easy way, this year's fair is themed "E-Business and the Growth of Your Enterprise", which underscores the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in the economy.

The event which is scheduled to hold in October will host stakeholders drawn from different industries to discuss the prospects and challenges of conducting business electronically.

Mr. Emeka Okafor, Chief Executive Officer of Connect Nigeria, noted that the number of internet users as well as people who conduct business transactions through electronic means continues to grow. He explained that the idea behind the e-business fair is to increase awareness, educate the society, as well as foster the cashless policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the myriad opportunities that accrue from doing business electronically. Connect Nigeria's e-business fair will also be a platform to discuss issues that pertain to online security and how to include SMEs and remote areas with limited internet access.

"With the growth of broadband internet technology in Nigeria, and the emergence of the cashless policy, it is evident that e-commerce will play a crucial role in Nigeria’s economy in the coming years. As an organisation that is built on promoting businesses and information access in Nigeria, we feel obliged to convene this event with the intent to promote Nigeria's place in the global economy," Mr. Okafor explained.

This year's fair, the first of its kind in Nigeria, is the second edition of Connect Nigeria's annual business fair.

Different organisations will be present at the e-business fair to showcase their brands, products and services, and enlighten their customers on issues relevant to e-commerce.

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