Danish Agri and Food Systems Delegation to Lagos, Nigeria, 13-15 November 2023
The delegation takes place in connection with Nordic Nigeria Connect Conference!
The Embassy of Denmark in Abuja and The General Consulate of Denmark in Lagos together with the Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) cordially invite you to participate in an exclusive export promotion delegation to Lagos, Nigeria, focusing on Doing Business in Nigeria in Agriculture (Incl. Dairy and Milk Production), Aquaculture and Sustainable Delivery Systems including Cold Chain solutions and FoodLoss reduction.
The delegation is set up to create visibility to Danish companies already present or interested in exploring the Nigerian market within the sectors and meeting with relevant public private stakeholders from both Denmark and Nigeria.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and largest economy. The country is among the most trend-setting growth markets with great geopolitical importance on the African continent. Nigeria is facing an important green transition, where i.e., energy transition and climate adaptation are important elements. Nigeria reached a population of 220 million and is estimated to be among the world’s top 3 most populated countries in the world in 2050, only topped by India and China.
With the new government in place, headed by President Tinubu, Nigeria clearly state that they are open for business, and focus include the obvious needs for job creation and building on strong capabilities with public private partnerships. To succeed, international investments are required and welcomed as organic growth cannot in full meet the ambitions and needs.
In Nigeria 40% of the population live below the poverty level, while at the same time, a State like Lagos, being the commercial center, represent the 5th largest economy in Africa. About 24 million people alone live in megacity Lagos, which also represent the Tech Hub of Africa. The city accounts for 85% of all imports into Nigeria.
Nordic-Nigeria Connect will be used to promote sustainable Nordic solutions in Nigeria and in the megacity of Lagos. The focus will, among other things, be on needs and solutions within sustainable energy, circular economy, food and agriculture, transport and logistics, water and tech.’´
The conference will be opened by the governor from Lagos State and a number of decision makers central to the green transition will attend the event. Solid participation is expected from Danish business, IFU/DSIF and NGOs. In addition, a number of Danish companies are participating, which for a number of years have invested significantly and long-term in their presence in Nigeria, including APM Terminals, Novo Nordisk, Arla Foods and Danish design companies.
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
We invite companies engaged in the entire agriculture production and aquaculture value chains, including:
- Breeding and genetics
- Feed and feed additives
- Ingredients for processed foods
- Farm equipment and biosecurity
- Food processing and laboratory technology and equipment
- Cold storage and transportation
- Fish farming technologies and technical know how
- Milk production and processing
By joining this delegation, you will:
- Gain valuable insights into the strategic developments in agriculture and the livestock value chain markets in Nigeria
- Establish networks with major players, relevant associations, and key decision-makers in the sector.
- Promote your company in Nigeria and expand your network with importers and end-users of your products/solutions.
- Participate in organized company visits to experience local production and value addition.
The delegation's program is divided in two:
Day one covers:
- a general high level morning session, including government top and participating ministers, representations from experienced Nigeria business leaders and key stakeholders.
- The afternoon will offer a cross sectorial forums and through leaders, where the 4 Nordic countries are collaborating. Denmark track represents the Agriculture Sector track, along with cross-sectorial digitalization. This also includes a link to agri-tech and related. The afternoon is expected to deliver insightful B2B sessions, key experts to share their Best Practices of Doing Business in Nigeria and networking events.
Day two will be open for targeted partner visits and deep-dives. Please therefore note that the program will be finalized up to one month before the delegation, based on inputs from participating companies.
The Ambassador of Denmark in Abuja His Excellency Sune Krogstrup will participate in the delegation on Day one 14 November.
The total price for participation in the business delegation to Nigeria is 14,250 DKK excl. flight, hotel and VAT per company for one representative and five guests at the reception. Extra representative 2,000 DKK per person.
NOTE: The Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. However, only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoice will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.
We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink, and hotel.
NOTE: The price is based on 7 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 percent subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark. If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1.5 million DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Flights and hotel are not included in the price. Upon registration, you will receive a travel suggestion.
To secure your spot in the delegation, please register here before 4 October 2023.
Registration is made in accordance with DAFC’s terms of participation.
|Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Jeppe Søndergaard Pedersen, Chief Advisor
E-mail: email@example.com, tel. +45 2331 7450
|On behalf of the Danish Embassy in Abuja and
General Consulate of Denmark, Trade Council, Lagos
Jette Bjerrum, Consul General
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +234 818 626 9823
Please be aware photography and video recording will take place during the event. The organizers may use these on various media channels. Please let us know if you do not want to be included.