Dollars and Sense: Nigerian SMEs in Non-Oil Export Sector


[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] African Sustainable SME Export Trade Solutions (ASSETS) is partnering with African Hub International to bring to all SMEs a constructive workshop themed Dollars & Sense! Repositioning Nigerian SMEs As Catalysts to Achieve Rapid, Sustainable Growth in the Non-oil Export Sector.
The workshop coordinator, Ms Shade Bembatoum-Young, is the CEO of African Sustainable SME Export Trade Solutions (ASSETS). She will be sharing amply from her vast knowledge on non-oil export with attendees… [/dropcap]

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  1. How can I switch from import to export?
  2. Can SMEs become major players in the non-oil export value chain?
  3. Should my company get involved in export?
  4. How do I know if my product is export ready?
  5. If I don’t have a product yet what can I do?
  6. If I am a marketer can I get involved in export?

If you want answers to any of these questions, don’t miss this golden opportunity to get practical, down to earth answers to these and many other questions.
You will also get the latest information about new incentives and critical issues affecting the non-oil export sector in Nigeria.
Ms. Shade Bembatoum-Young has had a highly successful career as a Translator/Interpreter, which culminated in her working for ECOWAS Fund for Cooperation Compensation and Development, Lome, Togo (now ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development) for 5 years, before returning to Lagos in October 1989.
She has gained a lot of experience and recognition as a strong advocate of non-oil and non-traditional export, intra-ECOWAS trade, and of fighting poverty in Africa by creating sustainable livelihoods for African women and men, through the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Exports.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 13th October, 2016
Venue: African Hub International, No. 4 Sule Abuka Street, Off Opebi Road (beside GT Bank) Ikeja, Lagos.
Time: 9am – 5pm (Registration commences at 8.30am)


Early Bird Fee: N12,000 (If payment is made on or before Wednesday 5th October, 2016 )
Regular Fee: N15,000 (From Thursday 6th October, 2016, subject to availability of space)

Payment Details:

Make payment to The African Hub International Ltd
Account number: 1014797016
Bank: Zenith Bank
Use your company name as reference. Once payment is made kindly scan deposit slip or proof of transfer to [email protected] cc: [email protected] with name and phone number.
Contact Number: Call +2348173939393 | +2349057999929
You can also click HERE to register.
Participants will also benefit from the following:

  1. Presentation on the NEXIM Non-oil export Stimulation Facility and other Export financing packages
  2. Information about market access programmes including:
    ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) and ECOBIZ
    USA – African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
    European Union – EU Export Helpdesk and EPA

Assessment of Samples

(One product per participant) and contact with officials from Government agencies who will highlight the special facilities, assistance, and training available for Nigerian export-oriented SME producers and marketers.

Presentations that will cover:

  1. The importance of market entry requirements and specifications
  2. Quality Assurance/Control,
  3. Certification,
  4. Packaging and Labelling,
  5. Costing and Pricing,
  6. Non-tariff Barriers,
  7. Phytosanitary Issues,
  8. Intellectual Property Issues.

For further enquiries email [email protected] and cc: [email protected]
Register HERE

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