Day two of the international fair was full of activity in Hall C where petroleum distribution companies have taken up position.
Petroleum distribution companies like many other stakeholders at the sixth edition of the International Exhibition for Enterprises, SMES, and Partnerships, PROMOTE 2017, are on all fronts at the event site at the Yaounde Conference Centre, scouting for potential partners and consumers. The Hall A at the Nkolnyada hill, is booming with activity, hostels positioned in stands ready to fill the hands of visitors with as many information fliers and hand-outs as possible as part of communication strategies to hold a grip on investors and consumers.
Thrilling in petroleum distribution stands are environment-friendly products. Climate change effects are so evident that most petroleum distribution companies like Neptune Oil, Blessing, Energy Motors (Olipes), Tradex and the National Refining Company Ltd, Sonara, now opt for less pollutant products. “We are selling African Lubricants adapted to the climate and road realities”, Jean Christel Mvogo, told Cameroon Tribune. He said cars in Africa needed good and high performing lubricants and derivatives to increase their lifespan, given the poor state of roads. Some of the distributing companies like Energy Motors obtained the ISO14001 certification for some of its products to meet environmental obligations. Stands like that of Sonara, are standing tall, with crude oil and finished products for investors and potential customers. Present in their stand are raw materials and finished products like BUPRO (cooking gas), jet A1 for planes, kerosene for households, gasoil oil for diesel cars, super oil, fuel oil and distillate oils. “We are on an expansion and modernization plan and are ready to step up the use of Cameroonian fuel to 70-80 per cent up from 10 per cent once the project is complete”, Gladys Ebanga Arrey, Chief of Service for Public Relations at Sonara, said. Neptune Oil’s Administrative Assitant, Leila Mbeybe Miriam, said her company sells British petroleum products of high quality. Exhibitors in the sector all agree that their presence at PROMOTE 2017 is to increase customer base and inform customers on new products as well as upcoming projects. “This is a forum where investors prospect. We are using the channel to optimize visibility, offer customers better opportunities and inform the public on the facilities offered”, Leila Mbeybe Miriam stated.