Business: Must attend Exhibitions for Entrepreneurs in May 2016

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Handmade Shoes from Local manufacturers are the highlights of minse
1. MadeInNigeriaShoe Expo (MINSE): MAY 13 - 14, 2016. Abuja. Nigeria

This event is poised to not just showcase the best of Nigerian designs and products, but also emphasize sustainable pathways for the industry, proffer short, medium and long term strategies to ensuring growth in the sector, and measure impact scales of government policies within the sector.
A key feature at the event is collaboration form all stakeholders, from shoedesigners, manufacturers, leather tanneries, to distributors, online and offline stores, e-commerce sites and key government Ministries, Department and Agencies. This would help paint the BIG PICTURE for prospects within the footwear and leather sector in Nigeria.
It has been accepted that the Footwear and Apparel sector is an high growth sector, however, the level of internet penetration in this sector remains abysmally low, with most firms not having any online presence from as little as listings in web directories, to owning a website.
MINSE is built around social sensitization of locally made footwear brands, quality compliance, and as well as awakening the Nigerian public to the importance of supporting local brands. 
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MadeInNigeriaShoe Expo

2. Lagos/Konga MSME Exclusive Fair : May 2- May 8 2016. Alausa Ikeja. Lagos
Nigeria’s foremost  online mall,, has entered into strategic partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives to host and sponsor the first MSME Exclusive Fair in a bid to empower the medium, small and micro enterprise, MSME operators in Nigeria.
Going by the projects of the present administration, Lagos State has shown committed to strengthening enterprise by bringing together and to the fore indigenous brands proudly founded, created and owned by Nigerians and in Nigeria. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives is organizing the first MSME Exclusive Fair to enhance industrial and commercial activities in the State as well as promote economic growth and development.
The Director of Marketing & Customer Experience,, Mayowa Adebayo said: “It is the intention of Konga to empower indigenous entrepreneurs to sell on the Konga Mall. Being the engine of trade and commerce in Africa, we are determined to provide market access to at least 50 per cent of the SMEs currently available in Nigeria. We will teach them how to sell, how to promote their products, link them with mentors for guidance, support them using new media to extend their reach as we currently deliver to 36 states in Nigeria. Konga would be equipping them with the right tools to sell more and showcase their indigenous products to the entire world.
Free to attend and exhibit,but exhibitors must feel a form of intent available at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives , Alausa. Ikeja.