By Henry Uche, Lagos

The Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce (NGCC) and VDW-German Machine Tool Builders’ Association will be offering manufacturers in Nigeria the opportunity to interface with the best technologists, innovators and digital enthusiasts at the EMO Hannover 2023 Trade show in September in Germany.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday, the Director General of NGCC, Mrs Marilyn Rapu, said the fair which is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for production technology taking place from 18 to 23, would showcase the latest technological, strategic and organizational trends in international production.

With the theme “Innovate Manufacturing”, NGCC DG affirmed that there would be exhibitors from different countries manufacturing production technology value chains, all presenting a complete overview of the latest technology offerings.

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“It’s a production technology show. Small starts-up can join. The Nigerian manufacturing sector needs to upgrade in operations with the level of knowledge surge in the world. Germany over the years does 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 is a big problem, so manufacturing is the future for Nigeria,” she assured.

Similarly, the Project Manager (Nigeria) – Skilled Workers For Africa, VDMA Initiative, Kayode Jegede, added that the fair involves every segment in the entire manufacturing ecosystem, hence it’s an avenue for indigenous manufacturers to learn, unlearn and relearn to boost efficiency and effectiveness in their respective sectors.

“It’s not going to be only about the machines or hardware. It involves the knowledge, the skills, and the processes, in the entire ecosystem of manufacturing. Germany is reputed for its best manufacturing machines and facilities. It’s a learning fair, and you know ideas rule the world. So, manufacturers(in different sectors) in Nigeria are encouraged to key into this opportunity, they will never regret it” he assured.