The Nigerian- German Chamber of Commerce and VDW-German Machine Tool Builders’ Association have said they will offer manufacturers in Nigeria opportunity to interface with best technologists, innovators and digital enthusiasts.

During a press briefing in Lagos, the duo said they planned this during the EMO Hannover 2023 trade show in September in Germany.

The Director-General of NGCC, Marilyn Rapu, said the fair which was one of the world’s leading trade fair for production technology, would showcase latest technological, strategic and organisational trends in international production.

With the theme ‘Innovate manufacturing’, NGCC boss said there would be exhibitors from different countries manufacturing production technology value chain, all presenting a complete overview of the latest technology offerings.

The director-general said, “It is a production technology show. Small starts- up can join. Nigerian manufacturing sector need to upgrade in operations with the level of knowledge surge in the world.

“Germany over the years do support Nigeria in different ways especially – technologically. Participants would learn the latest trends, understand the challenges, network and find solutions to problems they are facing locally, a country without a strong manufacturing for export HS a big problem, so manufacturing is the future for Nigeria.”

The Project Manager (Nigeria)- Skilled workers For Africa- VDMA- initiative, Kayode Jegede, added that the fair involved every segments in the entire manufacturing ecosystem, and an avenue for indigenous manufacturers to learn, unlearn and relearn to boost efficiency and effectiveness in their respective sectors.

Jegede said, “It is not only about the machines or hardware. It’s involves the knowledge, the skills, the processes, in the entire ecosystem in manufacturing. Germany is reputed for best manufacturing machines and facilities. It is a learning fair, and you know ideas rules the world.

“So, manufacturers (in different sectors) in Nigeria are encouraged to key into this opportunity, they will never regret it.”

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