CONCEPT NOTE FOR PROPOSED INCDS-UNILAG NIGERIA-CHINA TRADE PROMOTION AND PRODUCT EXHIBITION

Date: December 5th – 7th , 2019   

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Venue Multipurpose Hall/Sport Center/UBA Park

Aims and Objectives

The INCDS-UNILAG Trade and Product Exhibition is a platform to showcase and promote Chinese investment and locally produced goods in Nigeria.

It also aimed at:

  1. To bring Nigerian and Chinese investors together in a more relaxed and conducive environment to discuss business opportunities and identify areas of common interest.
  2. To discuss and find a common ground and possible ways of addressing the obstacles to exploring and taking advantages of the various opportunities provided by the recent improved relationship between Nigeria and China.
  3. To provide an opportunity for building trust and confidence among the stakeholders in Nigeria-China business corridor.
  4. To identify areas of research opportunities for the Institute and the university community and build a collaborative network of engagement and explore the potential benefits of both academic and corporate world for the improving the ties between Nigeria and China.
  5. Provide opportunities for Chinese companies to showcase their products and provide avenue for Nigerian traders to meet prospective Chinese suppliers, dealers, distributors or agents.
  6. Provide avenue to business men and women opportunities to improve their brand awareness; change their brand positioning; demonstrate their product; expand to new markets; reach new investors and make product launches.

Who to attend?

  1. Chinese suppliers, dealers, distributors or agents.
  2. Nigerian Investors willing to collaborate with Chinese investors.
  3. Local Manufacturers; Traders; Agents; importers of industrial inputs; Suppliers of components and accessories; Suppliers of services.
  4. Research and training institutes; Professional associations; Trade promotion organizations; Technical cooperation agencies; Institutions.
  5. Government Agencies particularly Trade and Investment Promotion Offices.
  6. Researchers and Academics with patent products to exhibit for possible collaborations and commercialization.
  7. Students and young entrepreneurs interested in Chinese products, business and educational opportunities.
  8. Others with special interested in trade mission, cultural business exchange.
  1. Business 2 Business Trade Promotion Round Table Dialogue.
  2. Trade Fair and Product Exhibition.
  1. Venue: A Multiple Purpose hall and the UBA Park in University of Lagos between 2,500m² to 3,500m² excluding conference section.
  2. Theme: Transiting from Made for Nigeria to Made in Nigeria.
  3. Proposed Conference Speakers: Chinese Embassy, BRI & FOCAC Country Representative,  Vice Chinese Investors Associations, NEPC (Nigerian Export Promotion Council); NIPC (Nigeria investment Promotion Commission); Minister of Trade & Investment; Chinese Embassy and Communities, All OPS (Organized Private Sector) selected top business executives

The benefits for participating includes but not limited to:

  1. Showcasing its products or services and reach a targeted audience.
  2. Creating or reinforce the visibility and raise the awareness and interest about its supply capacity.
  3. Access to business information, opportunities and ideas.
  4. Identify new potential customers or strengthen relations with the existing ones.
  5. Establish backward and forward business linkages.
  6. Become agents for Chinese products, business and educational opportunities.
  7. Negotiate offers that may result in actual business deals.
  8. Develop the relationship network.
  9. Meet potential partners that can lead to business alliances.
  10. Business exchange and Trade mission to and from China.

Three Days: December 5th – 7th 2019, Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm Daily

  • Day 1: Opening ceremony, Policy & Business Roundtable Forum and exhibition.
  • Day 2:  Full Exhibition.
  • Day 3: Exhibition & Closing ceremony.

Target exhibitors:  Chinese Investors, Local Investors, SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises), Student Entrepreneurs, selected Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Women in Trade.

  1. Type: General.
  2. Collaborations:  ESADC, Confucius institutes, CIADP, Lagos and Ogun Export Free Trade Zones, Chinese Market Operators & OPS organs.
  3. Promotional Strategies: Unilag Radio & TV, national dailies & media houses, , Digital Marketing, Canvassers for physical marketing, advert in selected newspaper etc.

SEMINAR ON RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHINESE INSTITUTIONS

Objectives

  1. Brief the academic communities of the feedback from the African scholars’ visits to China.
  2. Identify research and collaboration opportunities.
  3. Develop a working relationship between UNILAG Academics and Chinese Institutions.
  4. Create a database of Scholars who are interested in research and networking with Chinese Scholars and institutions.
  5. Promote a deeper understanding of the various bilateral relationships between Africa and China. 

Seminar Body

  1. Present the report of the China trip.
  2. Present the thematic research areas identified:
    • Belt and Road Initiative.
    • Forum of China Africa Cooperation. 
    • China Africa Institute Research Partnership Request.
    • China Africa Research Network. 
    • Business and Investment Opportunities in Nigeria and China. 
  3. Goodwill messages from Partners.
  1. Enlighten audience about the research opportunities and collaborations with Chinese institutions.
  2. Create a China-Africa research network.
  1. DVC Academics to Chair the event.
  2. Deputy Consulate General of Chinese Embassy in Lagos as Special Guest.
  3. Mr. Liu Ronnie CEO Chinatown /President of CIADP and Co-Chair INCDS.
  4. Directors of Confucius Institute.
  5. Heads of Departments/Directors of Institutes, members of academics.
  6. Research institutes and Business Analysis.
  7. Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
  8. Chinese companies: Tencent, Miniso HUA FEI.
  9. People’s Daily and CGTV Correspondent.
  10. Media Organization.

CONCEPT NOTE ON INCDS – BOOK TO BUSINESS SEMINAR

Date: Tuesday October 29, 2019   

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Venue DLI Main Auditorium  

Objectives  

The book to business Seminar is to:

  1. Expose the participants to information about the business that they can do with little or no capital base.
  2. Give them access to information to make appropriate career decisions in the business world outside seeking paid jobs.
  3. Empower them to take advantages of several overseas business and educational opportunities that are usually not available on the social media.
  4. Promote trade, and incubating entrepreneurship skills and ideas among the university students.
  5. Serve as springboard and a practical step towards improving business penetration and collaborations between Nigerians and Chinese Investment community.
  6. Increase business participation among Nigerian youths.
  7. Provide opportunities for Chinese companies to showcase their products and provide avenue for the students to meet prospective Chinese suppliers, dealers, distributors or agents.
  8. Develop entrepreneurial and business incubation skills of the university students.
  9. Create awareness to the students about how to do business in China.
  1. Chinese suppliers, dealers, distributors or agents.
  2. University Students.
  3. Unemployed graduate.
  4. Existing businessmen and women.
  1. Invite the student association presidents to a meeting to tell them about the program and seek their help in mobilizing students.
  2. create awareness and sensitization within the student associations to incur mobilization.
  1. Instructor Led.
  2. Practical Exercises and Scenarios.
  3. Product Test.
  1. Goodie bags with their products for the program.
  2. Business manual.
  1. This seminar is designed to expose students on how to do business in china.
  2. Inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students.
  3. Translate knowledge to value. 
  4. Enrich their experience on the job.
  5. Participant will be given financial assistance to market the Chinese products.

Participants will acquire different practical approaches and methods for making money without having a formal job.