Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is expected to be the special guest of honour as the 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM/Congress) of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) which holds this weekend in Asaba, the Delta State Capital.
The Governor, it is believed would be physically present to declare open the three-day-long event holding between Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th July, 2019 at Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel, Asaba, Delta State.
“The event which has as its theme “The war Within: Solutions for Survival” would provide an intellectual platform for convergence of egg-heads and industry practitioners to come together with a view to critically examine current state of advertising practice and the challenges militating against growth and development of the creative industry in Nigeria,” said the event organisers.
According to the organisers, the AGM would also attract in attendance many dignitaries, including key business players from the public and private sectors in Delta State and captains of industry.
Commenting on the event, the Association President, Ikechi Odigbo, noted that the association aims to use the AGM as a platform to engage in intellectual and critical discourse on the challenges facing the business and practice of advertising in Nigeria and advocate unorthodox solutions in rebuilding and rebranding the industry.
According to the Chairman of the Events Planning Committee, Doyin Adewumi, the Association has come to a decision to invite distinguished senior members of the Association to lead the discourse on the theme, adding that the impact of the discourse will be beneficial to delegates and members of the Association.
He pointed out that in order to underscore the importance of the AGM, the Association has invited top industry practitioners, notably among which includes Jimi Awosika, Vice Chairman, Troyka Holdings. The panelists at the event include, Steve Babaeko, Group CEO, X3M Ideas, Chizor Malize, CEO, Brandzone LLC and Igbo Amadi-Obi, CEO, BBDO.
He added that in recognition of meritorious service, some senior members will be honoured and given special recognition awards at the AGM/Congress.
The Association’s AGM is always a major event in the nation’s marketing communications calendar and it always attracts overwhelming local and foreign coverage.
Captains of the industry and top business leaders and policy makers within and outside the marketing communications industry are expected to grace the event.