Delegation seeks to promote German-Nigerian relations through trade fair

From left to right: Marilyn Rapu, Managing Director, German Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria (NGCC), Dr Thomas Scheuring, CEO of DECHEMA and Katharina Felgenhauer, Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria)

By Busayo Onijala

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) claims that bilateral relations between Germany and Nigeria can be strengthened through the promotion of trade fairs.

AHK Nigeria delegate Katharina Felgenhauer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

She talked about the ACHEMA 2022 show, which would be held August 22-26 in Frankfurt, Germany.

NAN reports that ACHEMA is the triennial global forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology organized by the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA).

NAN also reports that the sole purpose of DECHEMA is to support the development of the aforementioned areas, including environmental protection.

According to Felgenhauer, companies are increasingly interested in the Nigerian market.

“We hope to host the Nigerian delegation in Frankfurt to promote Nigeria and also transfer some technology and knowledge to the country.

“We will support business delegations attending ACHEMA because it is more than just a trade show,” she said.

Furthermore, Dr. Thomas Scheuring, CEO of DECHEMA Exhibitions, said that after a two-year drought caused by the pandemic, the need for intensive technical and personal exchanges was palpable.

“This is also reflected in exhibitor demand, as we currently have over 2,000 exhibitors registered who will be showcasing their range of products, solutions and services for process industries,” he said.

He said one challenge the organization had already mastered was shifting to the “new normal” in the world of trade shows, adding that ACHEMA 2022 would offer inspiration, interaction and innovation.

“Forward-thinking technology and global networking will continue to characterize the flagship show for process industries in 2022.

“Manufacturers and service providers from nearly 50 countries will present their products for the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy and environmental sectors,” he said.

Scheuring added that for the first time, ACHEMA would fully integrate the congresses into the exhibition program, noting that the sessions would take place, either on stages directly in the exhibition halls, or in close proximity to the groups of participants. exposure.

According to the organizers, ACHEMA 2022 would address priority topics such as “Modular and Networked Production”, “The Digital Laboratory” and “Product and Process Safety”. (NAN) (

Edited by Ayodeji Alabi/Julius Toba-Jegede

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