About us


The fair is one of the major attractions of Lagos’ commercial yearly activities.
Since its inception, it has grown to become the largest trade show in sub sahara Africa and has attracted both national and international entrepreneurs from over 1600 companies all over the world.

The Trade Fairs spans approximately 40, 000 meters squared of exhibited space.

The Fair which is staged with the support and co-operation of the Federal and the State Governments covers all aspects of business and economic activities in Nigeria. It offers a unique exposition for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and users of a wide range of goods and services as well as opportunities for investment and trade promotions.

It was initially staged at the Lagos Trade Fair Complex at Badagry Expressway, Ojo before relocating to Tafawa Balewa Square. The Lagos International trade fair complex is a hexagonal shaped exhibition hall covered with space roof elements and shading panels, which formed a new trend in architectural innovation of its time over the years. 

Organizations partnered with the fair include the National directorate of employment, Nigerian business organisations, foreign organisations and governments, ECOWAS member states, diplomatic missions and trade representatives, federal and state government-owned companies, agencies, parastatals, research and educational institutions.

Nigerian celebrities are appointed as goodwill Ambassadors as part of measures to spice up the programme and Companies are allowed to make use of side attractions to source for patronage.

Our Mission

The main objectives of the Fair are to promote the following: Revitalisation and diversification of the Nigerian economy. Nigeria’s non-oil exports. Accelerated development of commerce and industry.

Its main goal is to support the growth and success of businesses in Lagos by advocating for their interests and providing resources and support