The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria has concluded plans to hold its 43rd Annual General Meeting/Congress from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21th May, 2016 at the Le-Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The lush greens of the world-class 18-hole golf course, creates the right atmosphere for the Association’s AGM.
The theme for this year’s AGM/Congress is “Communication as a tool for National Development.”
The theme was to further provide a professional platform for a truly intellectual and practical discourse on the effects of communication and advertising on the economic situation of Nigeria.
This year’s keynote speakers at the AGM/Congress are Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, Managing Director, NDDC and Mr. Udeme Ufot, (MFR) Group MD, SO&U Limited.
Mrs. Semenitari is an award winning investigative journalist, editor and publisher who has worked for over 20 years with some of Nigeria and America’s leading titles. She was the first Nigerian female journalist to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards. The former commissioner has contributed as a resource person to journalism training workshops organized by UNICEF, the World Bank, the BBC and International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Mr. Ufot co-founded SO&U in 1990 – with a vision to be the most creative agency in Nigeria within two years. A fellow of the advertising Profession with close to three decades of marketing communications experience under his belt, he is a past president of both the Advertising Agencies Association of Nigeria and the Lagos Business School Alumni Association. He is also a board member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He was conferred the national honour of Member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR) as a testament to his hard work and contribution to the marketing communication industry. He was a Chairman of Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria (APCON).
The Chief host of the event is His Excellency, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State with the Honourable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the Special Guest of Honour and the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Frank Ekpo as the Special Guest.
One of the major highlights of the AGM is the election of new executives.
The tenure of the incumbent executive led by Mr. Kelechi Nwosu as the President will expire at the 43rd AGM/Congress. Mr. Nwosu led EXCO was elected during the 41st AGM/Congress of the Association held in Abuja.