(Business in Cameroon) - Africa Business Club, a Cameroonian structure, is organising from 5 to 12 December 2016 at the Palais des Sports of Yaoundé, the first edition of the Nigeria-Cameroon Economy, Finance and Cultural Exhibition (NICAMEX). The event will register the attendance of the Dangote group, with the title of “special partner”, we officially learned.
“We are happy to officially confirm the participation of Dangote Cement Cameroon SA to the first edition of NICAMEX (…) For Dangote Cement, it is essential, as a Nigerian company leader in Cameroon, to be present to this exhibition”, wrote Paavo Wiro, Country Manager for Dangote group in Cameroon, in a recent official correspondence addressed to the organisers.
NICAMEX 2016 will be centred around an exhibition, B to B meetings between Nigerian and Cameroonian businessmen, conference-debates and cultural activities. Several Nigerian companies, members of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), will take part in this Fair where 25,000 visitors are expected.
With other 1,400 km of shared border with Cameroon, Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, is a strategic commercial partner for Cameroon. Cameroonian industrials, such as Paul Kammogne Fokam, founder of the Afriland First Bank group, would actually prefer that the Cameroonian government sign Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with Nigeria, rather than with the European Union.