SPEECH OF CHAIRMAN, TRADE FAIR COMMITTEE AT THE OPENING OF THE 37TH KANO INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

SPEECH OF CHAIRMAN, TRADE FAIR COMMITTEE AT THE OPENING OF THE 37TH KANO INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR HELD ON 19TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT THE TRADE FAIR COMPLEX, ZOO ROAD, KANO. Courtesies. His Excellency, The President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, ably represented by The Honourable Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah, the PS Aliyu Bisalla and other Directors of the Ministry His Excellency The Executive Governor of Kano State, ably represented by The Deputy Governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, Members of the Kano State Executive Council here present Speaker, KNHA Rt. Hon Kabiru Alhassan His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano ably represented Members of the Diplomatic Corps President, NACCIMA ably represented by Vice President, Ahmad Rabiu President, KACCIMA and Council Members, Presidents of sister Chambers of Commerce from Northern Nigeria, Past Presidents of KACCIMA Captains of Industry, Members of the KACCIMA Partners and Sponsors of KACCIMA on this Trade fair Participants Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Gentlemen of the Press It is indeed an honour, privilege as well as well as gratitude and praise to the Almighty Allah to stand here in welcoming you to this occasion marking the official opening of the 37th Kano International Trade Fair with the theme, “Attracting Entrepreneurs and Investors towards National Economic Growth.” We were here last year around this time when we witnessed the opening of the 36th International Trade fair which recorded about 250 participants including 11 foreign nationalities. From the pre Trade-Fair commitments we have and the response we are getting from yesterday onwards, we are expecting to record over 300 participants including 20 foreign nationals. All arrangements to ensure a successful 2016 trade Fair are in place and our officials are all around to attend to any issue that can arise in the course of this Trade Fair. We want to appreciate the effort of the Kano State Government as well as security personnel from both the Federal and State Government for their maximum co-operation. The Fair started yesterday and that explains the seeming high level of carpentry works going on in both the pavilion and open spaces for participants to have the necessary exhibition stand to display their commodities/services. The decision to have the opening ceremony a day after the commencement of the Fair was to give opportunity of the Presidents of the Northern Chambers of Commerce to be part of us today as they have all arrived Kano yesterday to participate in the AGM of Coalition of Northern States Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (CONSCIMMA) which took place yesterday and is being hosted by the KACCIMA. Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, the history of trade fair in Kano dates as far back as 1959 when Kano hosted the first international trade fair south of the Sahara to commemorate its 1000th year of existence and continues to hold annual international trade fair as well as regional trade fairs up to this day. Other reasons why it is important to participate in the Kano International Trade Fairs are as follows: · Strategically located at the centre of Northern Nigeria, Kano has served as a major entry port to the nation and as the southern hub of the trans-saharan trade route for centuries · Kano city serves as a regional trade hub servicing a market of over 300 million people located in northern Nigeria, neighbouring countries such as Niger, Cameroun, Chad as well as across the Sahel economic zone/North Africa · Gross State Product of 15-19 Billion US Dollars (PPP) and a Per capita income average of 685 US Dollars · Second largest non-oil economy in Nigeria · Population of about 9.4 million based on 2006 census and a current estimate of about 14 million people · There are over 1,754,200 hectares of cultivable land in the State · There are approximately 1.6 million micro, small and medium enterprises, 30% of which are run by women · Hosts over 400 manufacturing enterprises; leading sub-sectors as leather tanning, seed processing, rice milling, textiles, and animal feed production · Kano has some of the best infrastructure networks in Nigeria, with well serviced roads connecting it directly with the nation’s capital Abuja as well as States like Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Bauchi and Plateau · Kano is served by a rail line from Nigeria’s premier seaport in Lagos to most of the northern as well as Southern States · It has an international airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, which has been in operation since 1936, when the first plane landed in Nigeria. The airport hosts domestic, regional, international as well as cargo flights regularly · In 2010, the World Bank ranked Kano as 8th in Nigeria in the ease of doing business, ahead of Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Kaduna and Calabar. · Kano is home to Nigeria Commodity Stock Exchange · Kano is the commercial centre of the North of Nigeria with all the 22 Banks operating in the country having their presence in the State. Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, mine is to give some welcome remarks while a befitting welcoming address will be given by the President of the KACCIMA, Alhaji Umar Rabiu Farouk. I thank you very much for your presence at this occasion and for listening. Engr. Mustafa Balarabe Shehu, FNSE Chairman, Trade Fair Committee.

I am very glad to tell you our trade mission is successful

I am very glad to tell you and the Council that our trip was very smooth and successful. We have arrived Chicago after 21hours trip from Los via Abu Dhabi to Chicago. Our delegation (kano chamber)is the most organized among the African delegations with many Government representations from Lagos Niger delta from Nigeria. Despite the presence of many Commissioners we're given the respect of leadership role.

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34TH KANO TRADE FAIR: NPA boss, Abdullahi, roots for event, begs Northern states to support: Chamber appoints Authority ‘Corporate Partner’

34TH KANO TRADE FAIR: NPA boss, Abdullahi, roots for event, begs Northern states to support: Chamber appoints Authority ‘Corporate Partner’

 Throwing his weight behind the upcoming 34th Kano Trade Fair in his home-state, Kano State-born Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi, has implored other states in Northern Nigeria to support the Kano Chamber of Commerce, organisers of the annal fair, by ensuring their full participation in this year’s edition and all similar events organised by the Chamber.

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Patton Boggs, American Chamber of Commerce Libya to Host Seminar on Investing in Libya

WASHINGTON and TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Patton Boggs LLP and the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (AmCham Libya) will co-host "Libya Industry Day," a seminar aimed at instructing US companies on how to invest in Libya, on Thursday, October 3, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Washington DC offices of Patton Boggs.

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Chamber of Commerce wants fixes to foreign worker program The BC Chamber hopes the Canadian Chamber will lobby the federal government to fix the program

KELOWNA (NEWS1130) – The BC Chamber of Commerce says companies have been heavily impacted by changes to a program that allows employers to hire foreigners for short-term work.

That’s why the chamber is hoping the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will adopt a resolution to lobby Ottawa to reverse those changes. Members of the Canadian Chambers of Commerce are gathering in Kelowna this weekend, for their annual general meeting.

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Extensive testing of synthetic drugs welcomed

Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, Michael Barnett has welcomed the decision of Associate Health Minister Todd McLay to ask the Health Ministry to send the 28 synthetic drugs which it granted a temporary licence to Environmental Science and Research (ESR) for extensive testing.

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American Energy Group, Ltd. Wins Interim Hearing - Arbitration Tribunal of ICC Grants All Requests

The American Energy Group, Ltd. (AEGG) announced today that an Arbitration Tribunal formed under Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) International Court of Arbitration has upon Application For Interim Relief filed by the Company with the Arbitration Tribunal in February, 2013 and a hearing conducted June 13, 2013, granted an Interim Order in favor of the Company and against Hycarbex American Energy, Inc. (“Hycarbex”), Hycarbex Asia Pte, Ltd.

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