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Over 200 Vendors Expected As GTCO Begins 7th Food And Drink Festival, Promises Culinary Delights


Apr 24, 2024

The much-anticipated 7th edition of the GTCO Food and Drink Festival is set to take place from April 26th to April 28th at the GTCentre in Victoria Island, Lagos. Organized by Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) PLC, this annual event aims to support and promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Nigeria.

This three-day festival, renowned for being the continent’s largest food and drink event, is entirely free to attend and targets food enthusiasts looking for a mix of fun and culinary adventure. The festival will host masterclass sessions with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, offering attendees a rare opportunity to gain insights into the international food business.

At a recent media briefing at the GTCO Head Office, Mr. Charles Eremi, Head of Investor Relations, emphasized the festival’s commitment to offering a unique experience that combines fun with a tangible support platform for SMEs in the culinary sector. “Despite economic challenges, we are dedicated to showcasing resilience and the rich cultural diversity of African cuisine,” Eremi stated.

The event will feature an exciting lineup of local and international chefs including Uche Annie Udoka, Gale Gand, and Jean Novelli, among others. Attendees can look forward to a variety of cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions, and a chance to explore offerings from hundreds of food retailers.

Segun Agbaje, Group Chief Executive Officer of GTCO, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming festival: “This event is not just a celebration of food but of the vibrant tapestry of cultures and traditions that make African cuisine uniquely appealing. We are excited to provide a platform that not only entertains but also supports the growth of small food businesses.”

GTCO continues to be a pillar in the banking industry, recognized for its customer service and community empowerment initiatives. Last year, the bank received multiple accolades, including Nigeria’s Best Bank and Best Bank in CSR by Euromoney Awards for Excellence.

For more information about the festival and to plan your visit, please check the official website at [https://fashionweekend.gtcoplc.com](https://fashionweekend.gtcoplc.com). Don’t miss this chance to dive into a world of exquisite flavors and celebrate Africa’s culinary heritage. Attendance is free for all.

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