Over 1000 retail shop operators in Lagos state are set to gain specialised knowledge and other business supports to boost their Return on Investments (RoI) as Green 36 Concerts hosts 2nd annual Lagos Retail Festival.
In an interview with the Director Green 36, Dapo Ajeniya, told our reporter that the Trade Festival is coming in different programmes packaged for retailers which include; shop, learn and connect sessions designed to transform retail business in Lagos through evolving innovations in the sub-sector.
Dapo stressed that the trade show comes with Retail Trade Fair, Conference and SMEs Clinic sessions aimed at providing cutting edge information for SMEs operators in the state. “The event which is slated for April is bringing in local and foreign experts in the sector to impart knowledge and profer business solutions for ailing retail enterprises to our indigenous retailers,” he stressed.
The director maintained that the festival would cover operators and players in the telecom, ICT, automobile, electronics, furniture, food processors, and creative industry, would impacts significantly not only to Lagos GDP but Nigeria also.
The business enthusiast further revealed that the festival is in partnership with Nigerian- British Chamber of Commerce, Lagos state Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise Development Centre, MAN, National Association is Small and Medium Enterprises, microfinance banks among others, adding that policymakers and players in the sector would interface at the conference and SMEs clinics sessions to chat new course for the operators.
“We are saying yes to all participants in value, knowledge, payment options and utilities derivable in the retail business, so it is an opportunity for both entrants existing retailers to come up and learn, relearn and unlearn as we hope to connect with Local and foreign investors, business strategists and tacticians”, he added.
He added that a stand (space) for small-scale retailers goes for N20,000, for premium and corporate organisations, it goes for N100,000 to N200,000, while foreign exhibitors will pay US$1000 which covers accommodation, airport shuttles, and conference pass.