About The Conference
The Guardian, Nigeria’s flagship newspaper, fully aware that manufacturing is a key driver of economic growth and development presents the maiden edition of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017 in collaboration with African Development Studies Centre (Inc.).
The award event will recognize deserving sector players in the Nigerian manufacturing industry that outperformed in the year 2016 in spite of prevailing economic circumstances thus helping to spur growth & development and also create new economic opportunities for citizens.
Recall that the Nigerian economy plunged into a recession in 2016 that persisted for six consecutive quarters amidst the already existing challenges of perennial power outages; infrastructure deficit and more the more recent foreign exchange scarcity, challenges which seriously affected the operational existence of many of the nation’s large, medium and small manufacturing companies.
Despite these, some sector players were still able to spot opportunities and maintain excellence by putting in more effort and resources to further engage the dynamic Nigerian market, address competition, adopt cost saving measures and step-up their drive for innovation & capacity building in order to have done extraordinarily in 2016.