|Funke Bucknor Obruthe of Zapphaire Events|
Events have always been a part of our culture, but in the recent past it has received a sudden boost. There is a desire to mix international growing trends with the existing tradition. This is also evidenced by the increase in the coverage received from the print media, hence the need to set up an association at this time.
The Mission of the association is to educate, advance and promote the events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries. The association also aims to give security, peace of mind to clients that our event planners are certified, monitored and accredited by the association to provide excellent service.
Reasons for the establishment of APPOEMN:
1. To demand professional and ethical standards in order to inspire client’s confidence and enhance the reputation and interests of its Members.
2. Affiliation with local and international bodies provides education and ideas exchange, and keeps members on top of the industry trends through education.
3. Protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and promote all practices which bring respect and credit to the profession.
4. A need to standardize the industry in order to have certified planners through training etc, to have a code of conduct and ethics, etc.
On Wednesday, August 1st 2012, APPOEMN will be officially launched to the public and private sector, industry professionals, corporate communication executives of companies and organization, representative of government parastatals etc.
Venue: City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Onikan, Lagos
Time: 10:45am Prompt
On Sunday, August 5th 2012, there would be a dinner.
Venue: Kingsize place (skyview Hall), 79b, Kudirat Abiola way opposite
John Holt, Oregun Lagos.
Becoming an Events Planner in any capacity requires a great deal of dedication and passion. It also requires creativity, a sense of style, excellent business, and organizational skills. Planners devote hours to planning and coordinating every detail, negotiating with event vendors, dealing with clients and their families, as well as gracefully handling every twist and turn encountered along the way.
We ask you to support us in creating a Nigeria that is a positive brand for a commercially viable enterprise, a platform for international business with a sense of pride.
All event planners are invited