Wholesale Trading: At Retail Sourcing Fair there will be over 500 exhibitor stands located through the Federal Palace halls. These will be grouped together in their appropriate sectors. Each business owns a stand and will use this to display their products as they choose. Our 7,000 visitors enter the arenas and walk around to trade and do business with exhibitors whose products they like.
Keynote speeches, seminars and one-to-one business advice: Visitors can attend seminars from successful names in the industry and there will be opportunities advertised to receive some one-to-one business advice from these industry leaders. All seminars are free of charge and based on a first come first serve basis. The only exception may be if we are running specific workshops, as these spaces are limited.
Once those wishing to attend have registered for the exhibition they will also be required to book a slot, via the show website, for their workshop of choice.
The Retail Sourcing Fair is a trade fair, therefore it is not open to members of the general public. The show is specific to traders.
You are eligible to attend if you have buying and purchasing responsibilities or if you own a store. Independent retail stores, multiples,Informal department stores, online businesses, supermarkets, distributors, importers, wholesalers, multi-channel retailers or those looking to start a retail business (in the next 12 months) are all suitable visitors to Retail Sourcing Fair.
Registration is open. Click Register and fill the form to register now
If you are Press, please complete the ‘Press Pass form’.
Students of Undergraduate level and above (individuals and groups) on relevant courses of study are welcome to attend the show, but will not be permitted to trade. Students will be asked to show an Identity card or equivalent student identity. Please register via the normal registration process, ensuring to select yourself as a student.
Entry is free to all trade visitors (or those looking to open a new business in the next 12 months) who register in advance. Entry on the day without pre-registration or a badge is N500.
Yes, you may register on arrival to the show. However, please note that there is an ‘on the day’ registration and entry fee of N500 to do so. We do advise that all visitors take the opportunity to pre-register via the show website.
Post: If you have opted to have your entry badge posted out to you, your entry badge will arrive within the two week run up the show open. However, if you do not receive your entry badge by post you can still print a copy as it is attached in your confirmation email (this will have been received on completion of registration to attend the show).
Email: If you opted to go green you can print your e-badge at the end of registration, or from the confirmation email once registration is complete. If you are unable to print your ticket, don’t worry – just show us your confirmation email at the registration desk on arrival to the show.
Your ticket allows you access to the whole show unless stated otherwise. For example, if your badge states ‘Press’ you will have access to the show Press Lounge.
The number of exhibitors you can see in a day depends entirely on your show objectives. For example, you may see only 4 exhibitors in a day and spend at least an hour on each stand speaking with the business owners and placing an order for your retail store. On the other hand, if you are attending to browse products and be inspired you may spend less time at each stand and cover dozens of exhibitors in a day.
Please go to the Registration desks and they will print your ticket for you. Please have a form of ID with you as you may be asked for proof of company name as the show is only open to trade visitors. ID can be in the form of a business card.
Standard parking is available in the FPH car parks. Standard parking is not pre-bookable, but will be free of charge for all visitors to the Retail Sourcing Fair, you will just need to follow the signs when you arrive.
Yes, seminars are free to attend.
NB: Please note that as well as seminars, there will be workshops running. Some workshops will require additional registration/booking due to limited spaces being available. These workshops will be advertised as requiring additional registration on the show website.