Nigeria Maritime Expo to provide competitive edge for businesses, says Planning Committee




 The Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) says the trade exhibition will serve as veritable platform to provide a  competitive edge to various businesses in the industry.

Dr Omogbai Omo-Eboh, Head of the Intellectual Group of the committee, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos.

He said that strong competition for businesses to showcase their strength had made it more compelling to embrace platforms such as NIMAREX to get the desired value.

``Don’t forget that the world has become extremely competitive, so it is always important that you have a platform to showcase your product.

``Especially products that are specifically designed for a particular industry, exactly what the Nigeria Maritime Expo and Conference is offering in terms of products, goods, services for the maritime industry.

``Not just in Nigeria, in West Africa and in Africa generally.

``The key thing is that it’s provided a very useful and veritably platform for manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to come in and exhibit their product.

``And for those who are in need of those goods and services to engage them in terms of orders or in terms of letting them know the specific things they want from them.
 
``And in that way, it’s grown businesses, not just overseas businesses, but also Nigerian businesses,’’ he said

Omo-Eboh said that since trade exhibitions principally helped to grow, sustain and diversify an economy, they also served as viable platform where business owners sought the best business needs.

He stressed that NIMAREX 2015 will specifically promote businesses for their value.

He added that the forum would replicate what it did in 2014, where the first fully-designed and built vessel by the Nigerian Naval Dockyard, the MV Andoni was showcased.