The MSME symposium and exhibition, a first of its kind, by the Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme – SEDIN tagged ‘Partnerships Create Markets’ took place on the 8th of December 2021. This exhibition provided access to market and partnerships to 350 exhibitors among which were Persons with Disabilities, migrants and internally displaced persons who had initially attended the SEDIN training on creating, starting and scaling businesses.
The event featured an interactive session on Access to finance and market with LAPO MFB, Access Bank, LSETF, Jaiz Bank, Voriancorelli, LCCI, SMEDAN, ISN Hubs, JCI, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives as panellists.
The MSME symposium and exhibition was supported by SEDIN’s implementing consultant, GOPA and partner organisations – Capstone Educational and Investment Ltd, Hope Builders Foundation, Leverage Platform, Valucon Business Services and Web of Hearts Foundation.
Over 400 invitees were in attendance and more than 300 products and services were displayed at the event.