The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce is set for its Annual Exhibition & Conference. The 3rd African Food and Products Conference and Exhibition (AFPE) themed ‘Sustainability and Innovation; Pathway to Business Success for SMEs’ is scheduled to hold on Friday 24th May and Saturday 25th May, 2019 at the Grand Ball Room, Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island. Lagos by 9:00 am.

African Foods and Products Exhibition AFPE, 2019
African Foods and Products Exhibition AFPE, 2019

The Exhibition which is aimed at promoting the development of trade, commerce, investment and industrial technological relationships between the public and private sectors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa and the United States of America will witness the presence of industry expert speakers, market leaders, Trade Promotion Agencies, Venture Capitalists, Seed Investors, Export Houses, Business Clinics, Policy Makers, Franchisors, Franchisees, Produce Merchants, Analysts and Research Professionals, Startup Hubs, Government Regulatory Agencies and will have in attendance the Presidency, Federal Ministers, State Governors, CEOs of Leading Nigerian and Multinational Firms, Captains of Industries, Agencies of the United States Mission amongst others..

The AFPE 2019 will attract SMEs, Start-up business owners, MSMEs, International & local manufacturers, suppliers & distributors of food, beverage, agro commodities, apparel and fashion products, chain stores, independent sellers, business service providers, key decision and policy makers from leading Nigerian, African and American companies showcasing their products/service offerings to visitors, with a view to further promote their products and services to visitors and buyers and increase export sales by maximizing the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

In 2018, the Event had over 1500 attendees with about 90 Exhibitors from within Nigeria and the United States. This year, over the 2-day period of the event we expect to have over 2,500 attendees from across Nigeria, Africa and the United States, thus presenting a viable opportunity for exhibiting companies to grow their sales, showcase their products to a target audience and strike million dollars international deals.

The 3rd African Food and Products Exhibition will feature a conference session with seasoned industry experts and leaders sharing their knowledge and experience on scaling up productivity, driving profitability and positioning SMEs for sustainability and global competitiveness.

Attendance to the Conference and Exhibition is FREE but registration is required.

Visit to register.  More information on is available on the event’s website.

2018 was amazing! It’s another opportunity to close deals, make bumper sales, Network and Connect with a large diverse audience of Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Industry Leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Abubakar Suleiman, MD/CEO, Sterling Bank, Plc

Special Guest of Honour: F. John Bray, Consul General, United States Consulate General, Lagos.

Guest Appearances:

  1. Amb. W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria.
  2. Brent Omdahl, Commercial Counsellor, U.S. Mission to Nigeria.
  3. Russell K. Brooks, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos


Conference Speakers and Panellists

  • Akin Banuso, Country General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria
  • Friday Okpara, Director Quality, Partnership and Coordination, SMEDAN
  • Innocent Chukwuma, Director, Ford Foundation Nigeria
  • Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, Fate Foundation
  • Macauley Atasie, CEO, Nextzon Business Services
  • Innocent Oseghe, Principal Partner, Human Capital Partners

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  • Innovative Technology; Growth Catalyst for SMEs.
  • Redefining Organisational Structures for SMEs Sustainability.
  • Positioning and Sustaining SMEs for Global Competitiveness.
  • Examining Drivers of Sustainable Innovation for SMEs.


  • Learn from seasoned industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience on scaling up productivity, driving profitability and positioning SMEs for sustainability and global Competitiveness.
  • Expand your clientele, meet and network with potential business partners and make new business contacts.
  • Network and establish business relations with industry’s most important distributors, retailers and food service buyers.
  • Meet with multiple funding providers and gain knowledge on how to access finance to retool and modernize your business.
  • Build capacity and increase profit.

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Theme: Sustainability and Innovation: Pathway to Business Success for SMEs Venue: Grand Ball Room, Lagos Continental Hotel, Plot 52A Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Nigeria Date: 24th – 25th May, 2019 Time: 9:00am


2018 TESTIMONIALS I exhibited at the African Food and Products Exhibition 2018. The Event was a wonderful one and an eye opener for not just me but for other exhibitors and attendees. From the conference sessions, I acquired knowledge on exportation of goods. The AFPE 2018 was the door opener to my exquisite Zobo Business. I thought to myself that since the Exhibition was for African Food and Products, Zobo is an African drink so I decided to make and sell for the Exhibition. Just like magic, amidst my other products, the zobo made super sales. Now I have a branded Zobo drink.  TEMMIE BAKES We were privileged to meet with Ebeano Supermarket, Shoppers Delite and Just Rite; we took up from there and today we are on the shelf of these malls. The exhibition showed us the way to do business right and to do it effectively and efficiently. The exhibition also made room for us to meet various investors, who have tremendously been of help to the growth of Hyst Global Business Ltd. HYST GLOBAL The AFPE 2018 was great! It was an opportunity to have a firsthand understanding of the challenges facing SMEs, knowing what products they needed and how they can take advantage of our service offerings. The AFPE 2019 gave us a chance to partner with many of them. FedEX It was an amazing experience, my business was a month old and I didn’t know anyone. It was the first time I got to be in public and I appreciate the opportunity to be exposed. Coming to the exhibition boosted my sales and created awareness for me when people didn’t know me. I have got contacts from the exhibition and they have formed part of my customer base. NATTO FOODS Lagos is a commercial hub and it was important for us to share with the market. There has always been a great need to take our products and services to our end users, offering them values and benefits and we achieved that at the African Food & Products Exhibition 2018. ZENITH CAREX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Please click here to learn more and watch videos from the 2018 Edition 

For further inquiries on exhibition and participation, please contact Doris Igbozulike on +234 816 813 2893, +234 816 511 8895 or email


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