Marketing opportunity beckons as AHS offers platform for direct buying, selling
by CHUKA UROKO
July 12, 2017 | 12:40 am| | | Start Conversation
Opportunity for marketing is beckoning on manufacturers, industrialists and consumers as the forthcoming Abuja Housing Show (AHS) is offering them a platform for direct buying and selling of their products and services to end users.
AHS, an annual housing show organized by FESADEB Media Group, promoters of Housing Development Programme on AIT, NTA and Housing Time on Raypower, has come to stay as the largest housing expo in West Africa providing opportunities for corporate organizations and individuals to explore new options of housing and infrastructure financing.
This year’s edition which is the 11th in the series, has been slated for Monday, July 17 at the International Conference Center, Abuja and will be focuing on providing practical solutions to housing problems in Africa.
“With over 200 local and international companies that will be participating in this year’s housing show, the forum provides opportunities to meet top grade professionals, builders, architects, town planners, quantity surveyors, real estate developers, home and infrastructure financiers, interior decorators, civil and structural engineers, policy makers in the built environment among others”, Festus Adebayo, the company’s CEO assured in a statement in Lagos at the weekend.
“AHS provides an avenue for policy makers and stakeholders in the built environment to interact and proffer solutions to the myriads of problems affecting the Nigerian housing sector. It is a market place to present new products, technology and services in housing and infrastructure development. It therefore, provides a platform to buy and sale directly to end users and dealers at company discounted rates”, he added.
The show which expects high profile personalities including Yakubu Dogara, John Oyegun, Babatunde Fashola, Barnabas Gemade, Abike Dabiri, Ndoma Egba, Eyo Ita, and eight governors, will also focus on innovation in housing and infrastructure financing, access to decent and affordable housing, mortgage financing, challenges of developers, standard in the built environment among other issues.
Fashola, is billed to deliver keynote address while foreign and indigenous experts will follow with their vast wealth of experience in the Housing finance sector while Dogara, with Oyegun as chairman, will declare the event open.
Also expected at the event are lawmakers, over 100 investors from over 30 countries, 400 exhibitors and commissioners for Housing, Works, Lands and Survey from all the states of the federation.
Among the governors expected are those of Rivers, Ogun, Lagos, Yobe, Bauchi, Sokoto, Anambra, Kwara and Plateau states. Adebayo disclosed that many former ministers, governors, members of National Assembly have confirmed participation at the event.
Speakers will include Joseph Nnanna, Deputy Governor, FSS CBN; Simon Walley, Senior Housing Finance Specialist, World Bank; Kecia Rust, Executive Director and founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) South Africa, and Sonnie Ayere, CEO, Dunn Loren Merrifield Group.
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