From July 16 to 17, 2014 the Kano International Business & Investment Forum will hold at The George Washington University Inn, 824 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA. The forum is an event to project Kano State to a global market and forge partnerships for development. The maiden edition will establish a platform for networking with business people and government agencies in USA. It should feature business and investment opportunities in Commerce, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Solid Minerals, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Media & Communications, Hospitality & Tourism, as well as Arts & Culture.
Projecting Kano State
Kano State is most important and largest commercial center in Northern Nigeria. With over 10 million people, it provides a stable and continues market for both manufactured and semi-processed goods. The volume of trading activities conducted on daily basis signifies the state’s great potentials as a market for various products.
In addition to the large and unique markets, Kano is also blessed with various kinds of agricultural products, which provide huge raw materials for Agro-Allied industries. Agricultural products like Maize, Guinea Corn, Rice, Cotton and Groundnuts are readily available to serve as raw materials for oil milling, flour and textile industries. The impressive infrastructural facilities, such as the Mallam Aminu International Airport road and Railway links to other parts of the country, as well as the excellent road network within the state, provide unique opportunities for the steady growth of commercial activities.
The Business & Investment Forum
This event is a forum for the businesses, state ministries, local government councils and indigenous organizations to make presentations towards securing investments, partnerships and business opportunities. Highlights of the event will include:
a) Seminar & Interactive Session: A forum for formal presentations and exploring of networking opportunities between government personnel, business people and investors.
b) Exhibition: A display of stands and audio-visual projections for brands, products and services.
c) Local Government Forum: A platform to strengthen grass-roots leadership; to promote the ventures of the local government councils and to facilitate the exchange of good practice in the structures and services of the third-tier level of government.
d) Gala Night: The grand finale celebrating the music, fashion and lifestyle of the people of Kano State.
Participants at this exhibition will accomplish several objectives including the following:
a) Expansion of the scope of business and enterprise.
b) Interaction with an international economic and political network.
c) Presentation of viable investment opportunities.
d) Contribution towards the development of the brand image of the state.
e) Celebration of the social and cultural development of Kano State.
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