The Association of Professional Party Organisers and Event Managers of Nigeria, (APPOEMN) has said that professionals in the event management industry contribute over 50 billion United States dollars to Nigeria’s economy annually.
APPOEMN made this known at the official unveiling of its annual conference, The Event Industry Conference themed “Collaboration” come September 2018.
According to APPOEMN Public Relations Director, Bose Abisagboola, the industry has continued to contribute to Nigeria’s economy directly as well as provide employment for Nigerians, who can be gainfully employed in the different fields of the economy.
Abisagboola claims that event management is an industry that employs the largest number of graduates in Nigeria, spanning across the fields of music, comedy, entertainment, information and communication technologies, catering and other service providers in the industry.
The President of the organisation, Ms. Gbemisola Ope described APPOEMN as the regulatory authority for the events industry in Nigeria, which also ensures that the members are well trained to operate properly in the industry.
In the build-up to TEIC 2018, APPOEMN held the nomination party where 200 nominees were revealed on July 26th, 2018 for the 35 category award that will be presented to the best in the industry come September.
This year’s Master Class will hold on 27th September, while the After Party themed ‘Wild Wild West’, will take place on the same day.
The 2018 Seminar is billed to hold on 28th September and the grand finale, which is the Dinner and Awards Night, holds on 30th September.