The Nigerian delegation joined other representatives from over 150 nations at the Nusantara Hall, ICE-BSD City, Tangerang, Indonesia, for the opening ceremony which was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo.’
Like it was the case last year, members of the Nigeria-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) led by its vivacious president, Ishmael Balogun, stormed this year’s 33rd Trade Expo Indonesia at Tangerang, Indonesia, between October 22 and 30, 2018.
The Nigerian delegation was warmly received by a welcome party led by Mrs. Leni Wati, President of the Indonesia Africa Trade & Industry Association (IATIA).
The Nigerian delegation joined other representatives from over 150 nations at the Nusantara Hall, ICE-BSD City, Tangerang, Indonesia, for the opening ceremony which was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo.
The Nigerian team on the first day of the event took no time to get down to business at the expo. Several members of the delegation engaged with international businesses and associations on bilateral partnerships, investment opportunities, joint ventures etc.
The Nigerian delegation was prominent at the regional discussion Africa Sub Sahara meeting themed “Indonesian Economic Diplomacy to Africa” which was held on the sidelines of the expo. The event was also attended by the members of the Indonesian embassy in Nigeria, Indonesia Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) and many others.
The President of the Nigerian Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ishmael Balogun was one of the guests-of-honour at the intercontinental meeting which was held for countries in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Indonesia, His Excellency Hakeem Balogun held a meeting with the members of the Nigerian Indonesian Chamber delegation to the trade expo Indonesia at the Embassy of Nigeria Building in Indonesia, South Jakarta, Indonesia
One of the day’s proceedings began with some members of the Nigerian delegation attending a private meeting with Indonesian pharmaceutical giants Dexa Medica. Pt Dexa Medica makers of Boska, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products to customers in various countries in the Asian and African region. It offers OTC products, such as immune system products, natural detox supplements, multivitamins for children, multivitamins and minerals for women, and pain and menstrual complaint products. Dexa Medica has been operating in Nigeria for several years.
On the fringes of the Trade Expo Indonesia, the Nigerian delegation were present at the ‘Trade, Tourism and Investment seminar’ held at the Nusantara Hall at ICE – BSD City, Tangerang. The business gathering offered the delegation the fantastic opportunity to connect and engage with specialists and industry leaders on global business opportunities in Indonesia and the world. In attendance were Indonesian state-owned organisations who advised on the process of doing business in Indonesia.
Trade Expo Buyers Night
The Nigerian delegation after a long day of business, finally had a chance to unwind at the Trade Expo Buyers Night. The Trade Expo buyers night is an event for all participants of the expo to relax and witness first-hand the finest Indonesian music, cuisine, dance etc. Indonesian music band, The Soulful Band, performed to an elated crowd.