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RMRDC partners OPS to host NIRAM Expo 2014

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In a bid to actualise its statutory mandate of promoting resource-based manufacturing in Nigeria, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), in collaboration with the umbrella bodies of Organised Private Sector (OPS), will be organising a Raw Materials Exposition, tagged ‘2nd NIRAM Expo 2014’ at De Blue Roof, LTV Event Centre, from October 28 – 30, 2014.

The theme of the event is, ‘Achieving Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan through Raw Materials Sourcing.’ The NIRAM Expo 2014 is designed to focus national attention on critical challenges of manufacturing industries, which border on securing a standard framework for achieving improvement in sourcing raw materials on sustainable basis by small- and medium-scale (SME) manufacturers and other potential users in the country, as well as creating efficient linkages and synergies among the real sector of the economy.

The set objectives of NIRAM Expo thus include providing conducive platform for exhibiting industrial raw materials, creating enabling environment for effective synergy among stakeholders in raw materials value chain on sustainable sourcing of raw materials as well as creating opportunity for

manufacturing industries to procure their raw materials directly from the producers.

Other objectives include facilitating business-to- business meetings among stakeholders engaged in raw materials value chain in Nigeria, generating adequate information on raw materials producers for future referencing as well as encouraging an efficient network and partnership in the real sector of the economy.

The event will feature exhibition of primary and secondary raw materials, plenary sessions on achieving sustainable raw materials sourcing, group discussions and experience sharing on case study situations, masters class demonstration of raw materials value chain and marketing opportunities for SMEs through foreign partners from Belgium.

The event is targeted at new investors and industries, chieftains of manufacturing industries, marketers and vendors of raw materials and processing machineries/equipment , agro and mineral commodity merchants and quarry and mining operators. It is also meant for research and development institutions and logistics support providers.

Partners from the OPS include the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Association of Small-Scale Industrialists (NASS and Nigerian Association of Small-Scale Enterprises (NASME). Development financial institutions include the Bank of Industry, the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Bank of Agriculture and National Economic Reconstruction Fund.

Article Credit: Businessdayonline

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