ICTEL Expo 2017 is organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Established in 1888, the LCCI is the premier chamber of commerce in Sub-Sahara Africa. With its linkages with national and international networks and partners, LCCI provides a breadth of expertise and experience rarely found in a single organization. LCCI’s flagship program, the annual Lagos International Trade Fair attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and, exhibitors from six continents. LCCI as the organizers of the ICTEL Expo 2017 are poised to expand and improve the ICT reach in Nigeria and beyond.
Founded in 1888, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the Premier Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. It was incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organization, Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act of 1948.
The primary objective of the Chamber is to promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce and agriculture as well as representing the opinion of the business community on the above matters in particular, and the economy as a whole.
THE CHAMBER TODAY
The Chamber has grown impressively from a membership of 14 in 1888 to over 1,500 today. Since its incorporation the Chamber has continued to play a significant role in the economic growth of Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general.
The activities of the Chamber are carried out through various Sectoral Groups and Service Committees which cover a variety of interests. The Chamber’s Secretariat provides the administrative and technical support for the day-to-day working of the Chamber
The Council of the Chamber is the highest policy making body and usually meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month to deliberate on issues of importance to the Chamber, the business sector and the economy at large. Members, who are not members of the Council, could attend the council meeting as observers.
Relations with government and other relevant bodies
The chamber, as the representative organ of the business community, is the voice of the 0rganised private sector in Lagos. It maintains regular consultations with the government on policies and measures affecting business and the economy.
At the national level, the Chamber is a leading and active member of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).
When necessary, it makes representations to the Federal Government on issues of interest to the business community and the economy.
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