Thursday, April 28, 2011

Are you daring? Come over to Africa for business!

Harvard Business Review: Did you know that Africa is one of the fastest-growing economic regions? Check out this infographic for reasons why: http://s.hbr.org/g6AAip

Come over to Africa for business

HarvardBiz: Did you know that Africa is one of the fastest-growing economic regions? Check out this infographic for reasons why: http://s.hbr.org/g6AAip

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

United States Commercial Service, Lagos CTO 2011 Beckons

CTO 2011 -- Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Services, Telecommunications Eq., Telecommunications Services
Location/Date: MUSON, Lagos, Nigeria 05/09/2011 - 05/13/2011

Event Summary:
The U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria will host CTO/NUSA 2011 from May 9- 13, 2011, at the MUSON Center in Lagos with a focus on the technology solutions available to the financial services sector.

The CTO/NUSA exhibition is a market development tool of the U.S. Commercial Service in Nigeria that showcases the best technologies that U.S. companies and their Nigerian partners have to offer the region and this will be its 21st running.

While the show began back in 1989 with a focus on encouraging office automation in Nigeria using computer and telecommunications technologies, it has since expanded to include the entire spectrum of high-tech U.S. products that often utilize a whole host of hardware, software, telecommunications, and on-line solutions that enhance trade and investment as the world increasingly globalizes. It is the largest exhibition of its kind in West Africa.

The exhibition and seminars are open to the public, but attendees younger than 18 years old are not permitted on the exhibit floor, except on Thursday, May 12, 2010, when college and university students are permitted to attend. CTO/NUSA seminars and Exhibition help professionals from both the public and private sectors better understand the challenges they face and the array of technology-driven solutions available to successfully meet these challenges.

The seminars provide a unique platform for local and international experts to interact on critical issues, especially those related to technology diffusion, alliances and partnerships between firms, service delivery, and entrepreneurship.

At CTO/NUSA2011, financial organizations – banks, insurance firms, stock brokers and trade facilitators will learn and directly experience technology solutions from the United States that could help meet their challenges. The event will offer local firms representing U.S. suppliers, an opportunity to gather market intelligence, identify potential end-users and to interact with their peers and policy makers.

Contact:
Anayo Agu, Lagos
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 234-1-4603400 x 3654, 4704693
AnayoAgu.Agu@trade.gov