The maiden edition of Made-In-Nigeria (MaIN) Festival was scheduled to hold in Lagos from September 26 – October 1, 2016, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event, was an international festival of ideas, innovations and opportunities that brought the world to Nigeria to explore and engage the best it has to offer – in five key sectors including power and infrastructure, agriculture, technology, manufacturing, sports and entertainment.
The organisers of Made in Nigeria Festival explained that their objective is to enhance innovation and creativity, promote a buy-Nigeria culture, stimulate key growth sectors, create jobs as well as facilitate trade and investment across the five key sectors.
The initiative further seeks to renew the social contract between government and the private sector, and to also drive the establishment of a new order. In this regard, the initiators emphasised, that every Nigerian has a role to play and a responsibility to reignite the economy and improve the quality of Made-In-Nigeria products and services. With 14 engaging business and trade related events lined up, MaIN Festival, according to the organisers, was indeed invigorating.
It is open to all Nigerian brands and businesses providing products and services for the Nigerian market and is designed to create opportunities and foster networking as over 600 exhibitors comprising global brands and Nigeria’s biggest brands and businesses..
The Expo covered over 22 sectors including key thematic areas like food and beverage, auto, healthcare, fashion and beauty, telecommunications, furniture, banking and finance.
The MaIN idea is a private sector-driven initiative that seeks to create a platform for the maximum expression of the true Nigerian spirit of creativity, enterprise and resilience, among others.