2017 edition commences on Sunday, April 30, 2017

The 2-day event will treat attendees across a wide variety of cuisines and delicacies while offering small businesses in the Industry a platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets.

The 2-day event will treat attendees to enthralling gastronomic tours across a wide variety of exciting cuisines and delicacies while offering small businesses in the Nigerian Food Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields.

Guests at the press conference include top chefs both locally and internationally such as Raphael Duntoye, Benedict Okuzu, Tolu Eros, Nkesi Enyioha as well as representatives from the bank

The GTBank Food and Drink Fair was created by foremost African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, as part of its efforts to empower small businesses. The 2016 debut of the consumer-focused event received very positive reviews nationally and internationally, had over 90 exhibitors from the food sector and attracted over 25,000 guests over the 2-day period. It was followed by the first edition of The GTBank Fashion Weekend, held in November 2016, which achieved a similar impact in the SME segment of the Nigerian fashion industry and featured over 100 exhibitors and about 30,000 guests.

The conference included a smoothie masterclass carried out by Abimbola Craig, Chuey Chu, Lanre Onipede and a guest while the chefs on the panel judged the smoothies made and declared Abimbola Craig the winner.

Commenting on the GTBank Food & Drink Fair, Mr Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “We are delighted to return with the 2nd edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair. This year, we are raising the bar on the scope and features of the event to deliver an exquisite experience of Nigeria’s diverse culinary mosaic to our customers, the general public and food enthusiasts from around the world." He further stated that “With the successes of the first editions of the Food and Drink Fair and Fashion Weekend events, we are encouraged to do more; connecting businesses to consumers, creating new markets and business opportunities for our customers."

GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best-run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.

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