- Stakeholders Set to Revive Logistics, Supply Chain Operations
Stakeholders in the logistics and supply chain sector are set to deliberate on the potential of creating new business opportunities in the transportation sector.
Clarion Events West Africa, organisers of the Multimodal West Africa Exhibition and Conference where the stakeholders are expected to meet, said it would create the platform for freight contracts from over 2,500 major cargo owners and generate new leads to over 16,000 cargo owners in the multimodal West Africa network.
The firm added that the conference, holding from 24th to 26th January 2017, in Lagos, had the ability to connect top policymakers in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sector.
“Top players like the Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Nigerian Shippers’ Council have been invited as major partners of the Multimodal West Africa 2017,” the firm said in a statement.
It quoted the Vice-Chairman, Institute of Shipbrokers, West Africa, Captain Samuel Olanrewaju, as saying that Multimodal West Africa 2017 would be an avenue to improve transport and logistics business in Nigeria and encouraged all stakeholders to participate in the exhibition.
The organisers said it would also support government’s efforts in increasing ports and terminal activities throughout the freight transport, logistics and supply chain management sectors.
“Currently in Nigeria, there is the need for rapid improvement in the transport and logistics sector, as it plays a crucial role in the growth of organisation and economic development of a country. Multimodal West Africa offers exhibitors a unique platform to showcase latest supply chain solutions and equipment to decision makers from leading cargo owners, importers and exporters,” the statement read in part.
The immediate past President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, Gen. Umar Usman, was quoted as saying the conference had the ability to deliver more business than any other transport and logistics exhibition in West Africa, with the attendance of many major decision makers from all sectors.
The Managing Director, Clarion Events West Africa, Dele Alimi, said the conference would rejuvenate the transport and logistics sector in the country.
“It will create opportunities for discourse across the entire value chain of the sector and will provide solutions for cargo owners and provide businesses for service providers across the entire chain. Since it is holding in January, we promise exhibitors enough businesses to last them for the whole of 2017 and beyond. For cargo owners, we aim to provide an easier avenue for the movement of their goods locally and internationally,” he stated.