Computer Village Expo 2015 (CVE ’15) opened its doors Wednesday with exhibitors showcasing innovative consumer and business technologies and top promotions at the annual showcase event of Nigeria’s technology market.
The maiden edition of CVE ’15 holding December 8-12, 2015 at The Haven Events Centre (near Archbishop Vinning Cathedral Church), Oba Akinjobi Way in GRA Ikeja is inspired by Technology Times to showcase showcase Nigeria’s technology potentials.
Exhibitors at CVE ’15 are also offering promotional prices on products and service on display at the Expo to take advantage of the yuletide buying season among technology consumers.
According to Brian Integrated System, a Nigerian maker of computers at CVE ’15, “we brought down prices of some of our products to encourage Nigerians and attendees of the event to own a PC or desktop.”
According to a company official at theBrian Integrated System booth at CVE ’15, the price range of the PCs and desktops ranged between N55,000 and N130,000.
Also ACTv, a new entrant in the Nigerian pay TV market is also offering its decoders for a promotional price of N6,600 bundled with two months subscription to its range of channels serving mixed viewing preferences.
On the other hand, Mr Mathew Okodua, the Policy Research Officer of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the Nigerian broadcast industry regulatory agency, which is also showcasing at CVE ’15 says the Expo is offering the Commission a platform to explain details of its ongoing Digital Switch Over (DSO). The DSO is a key programme to switch off analogue broadcasting and turn on digital broadcasting across Nigeria by 2017, according to NBC.
“Broadcasting is taking a quantum leap to digital broadcasting and since we are the one midwifing the broadcasting industry, that is why we are here to create more awareness”, Okodua told attendees at CVE ’15.
Beta Computers is also at CVE ’15 with its range of computers and business solutions that the Nigerian company says will promises a new business experience. These include touch screen Point of Sales(POS) ,POS Printers and access control solution .
According to Beta Computers, the company’s access control solutions allows restriction of movement of uninvited guests in any organization.
Another exhibitor is Rolling Tech and Communication which is using the opportunity of the Expo to launch its latest service, rolling.ng, a mobile IT Workshop.
According to Mr Ajibade Gbenga of Rolling Tech and Communication, “if you have any problem with your gadget, phone or printer, all you need do is to give us a call or visit our website rolling.ng and our enginers are always on the move to attend to you immediately.”
IT World, a major player in Ikeja Computer Village is also at CVE ’15 with a range of IT solutions including retail printers, scanners, access control systems, among others.
Olajide Ogundele, Sales Manager at IT World says “we have been in this business for some time. We still need to tell the whole world about our products and that’s why we are here to exhibit.’’
Another major exhibitor at the trade show is Mojoy computers exhibiting different computer product including Asus, HP.
Mr Ejovi Luther Ekakitie, Manager of Corporate Sales at Yudala however lauded Technology Times for coming up with CVE ’15.
“I think this initiative is a great one. It is highly welcomed , exciting and I want to urge Nigeria business to embrace programmes like this where we could come together and share our minds and not just make money alone but offer good service to Nigerians.’’
Other exhibitors at the event include Kingston Technologies, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), iDEA Nigeria, Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON), among others.