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Join the Government of Illinois Inbound Trade Mission to Nigeria

The Inbound Trade Mission to Nigeria organized by the Government of Illinois presents a unique opportunity for companies operating in various sectors to explore business prospects in the Nigerian market. With the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration, this trade mission aims to foster economic growth and bilateral trade between Illinois and Nigeria.

The trade mission will be held in Lagos, Nigeria, a vibrant economic hub, in March 2024. Lagos offers a strategic location for companies to connect with potential partners, investors, and customers in Nigeria’s thriving business landscape.

To participate in this trade mission, companies must meet specific criteria and operate in sectors such as Agriculture, Manufacturing, Engineering, Clean Energy, Technology, Medical, Beauty & Cosmetics, and Construction. These sectors have been identified as having significant growth potential and align with the economic priorities of both Illinois and Nigeria.

Interested parties are required to submit an application through the designated channel to be considered for participation. The application process ensures that companies meet the necessary qualifications and have a genuine interest in exploring business opportunities in Nigeria.

To apply

  • Complete the application form
  • For further information and inquiries about the trade mission, interested parties can contact Wofai Samuel, the Acting Director General of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce. Wofai Samuel can be reached at +2348119834906 or wofai.samuel@nigerianamericanchamber.org.
  • She will provide detailed information about the trade mission, including logistics, participation requirements, and potential benefits for companies looking to expand their operations in Nigeria.
  • Overall, the Inbound Trade Mission to Nigeria presents a valuable platform for companies to establish connections, explore new markets, and expand their business horizons. By leveraging the support of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Trade and Investment, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating companies can gain a competitive edge in the Nigerian market and contribute to the growth of both economies.
  • Deadline – February 12, 2024

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