LCCI Partners CMC Connect to Celebrate Business Excellence at the 2017 Commerce and Industry Awards

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 16 May 2017 – Business excellence will take center stage in Lagos as the nation’s foremost Chamber of Commerce; the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) celebrates business excellence at the 2017 Commerce & Industry Awards.

The event pitched as the most coveted Business Awards in the country, is scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos with the theme ‘Lagos @ 50: Celebrating the Heartbeat of Commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa’.

This year’s edition will be unique, with the introduction of an Award Icon, the ‘Manilla’- which was originally used as an ornament but later adopted as local trade currency in the 16th century as means of exchange in Lagos and other coastal areas in West Africa.

The LCCI Commerce & Industry Awards is organized annually to recognize, celebrate and promote private and public institutions who have exhibited the core values of best business practices, growth through innovation, business sustainability and have impacted positively on the society.

As Lagos State clocks 50 this year, the Commerce and Industry Award represents an appropriate platform for celebrating the achievements of outstanding corporate organizations and personalities who have kept the spirit of commerce and industry alive, not only in the state but far and wide.

President of LCCI, Chief Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande, CON said “As part of its core mandate of trade promotion and business/policy advocacy, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry annually recognizes deserving corporate organizations and public institutions who contribute meaningfully to the development of commerce and industry in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.

She noted that the Commerce & Industry Awards is known for its high level of transparency, objectivity and painstaking selection process of several entries backed by feedback from robust research and market intelligence.

Group Managing Director of CMC Connect-Burson-Marsteller, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, said the Commerce & Industry Award has grown to become a reputable platform that constantly expands the frontier of business excellence in Lagos. He said CMC Connect, as a leading provider of innovative communication solutions and strategies to businesses in Nigeria, is pleased to partner with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote growth and excellence across the various sectors of the economy while inspiring emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, and sustainability of indigenous enterprises.

According to the organizers of the Commerce and Industry Awards, nominations can be made by members of the LCCI Sectoral Groups, Regulators and other Industry Stakeholders and the award selection process is highly credible.

Founded in 1888, LCCI has emerged as the leading voice of the private sector through its sustained public policy advocacy, stakeholders’ engagement and trade promotion activities towards creating a conducive investment climate and prosperous economy.


Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)