By Yemisi Suleiman
The Association of Professional Party Organisers and Event Managers of Nigeria, (APPOEMN) is set to hold its maiden conference from September 14th to 17th 2017.
This they said has become necessary to help set standards for its members and the general public they deal with.
Speaking to members of the press in Lagos, Bola Awosika, Publicity Committee member for the APPOEMN conference said that considering the huge potentials in the sector, APPOEMN is working tirelessly to see that the sector is properly regulated. “We have a dispute resolution committee. We are heading to a point where we will begin to regulate the industry. We are placing ourselves in a position to guide people become professionals,” Awosika said.
Speaking on the conference, Gbemisola Ope, President of APPOEMN said that The Event Industry Conference 2017 themed ‘Proudly Nigerian, Setting Standards’ scheduled to hold on 14th through 17th of September 2017 will bring together key professionals and a spectrum of service providers across the country.
Ope said these professionals will share experiences, perspectives, insights and latest developments in the events industry.
She noted that some of the events that will take place during the conference include Events Master Class, Highlife Night, Seminar and Exhibitions, roundtable sessions and Dinner and Awards night.
“A roundtable session will follow after the seminar which will focus on moving the industry forward, standardization and current industry related issues.
“On the 17th of September, there will be a luxurious night of glitz and glam, where 41 awards will be presented to vendors and generally appreciating ourselves and our industry,” Ope conclude.
Speakers at the 2017 conference and masterclass programme are Mrs Yewande Zaccheus, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa,Mr. Folarin Coker, the Director General of Nigeria Tourism Board,Hon Adebimpe Akinsola,Nkechi Eze of Asoebi Bella,Banke Meshida-Lawal. Others include Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and others.