The 13th edition of the prestigious Abuja International Housing Show will play host to a strong delegation of Real Estate Executives and Investors, Bank CEOs and ranking stakeholders in the housing and construction industry from across the world.
According to the event’s convener and coordinator, Bar. Festus Adebayo, this year’s edition will also lead a showcase of cutting edge industry innovations as stakeholders gather for the largest housing show on the continent.
While granting interview to Nigeria’s premier Housing Development TV program, the show’s coordinator revealed that registration have commenced and all hands are on deck to deliver the best show ever, especially in a time when new ideas are needed to expand Nigeria’s economic foray.
The 13th Abuja International Housing Show is expected to hold from July 23th – 26th 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to Bar Adebayo, the theme of this year’s edition is, “Driving sustainable Housing Finance Models In The Midst of Global Uncertainty” — a testament to how it continues to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe.
As always, speakers will be drawn from across the world and with adequate experience and knowledge to share valuable information on the subject matters, with the ultimate goal of pushing forward a unified and progressive housing and construction industry.
Adebayo listed some of the unique innovations to include introduction of CEOs Forum, women in housing sector initiative, international real estate investment forum and the segment for youth in real estate development.
According to him, “CEOs forum is unique in the sense that the leaders in the real estate, banking, building materials and technology will be meeting to address the issue of affordable housing finance holistically.”
“ The show will also feature youth in real estate development. Young people are coming into the industry with a lot of great ideas, and they need the right mentorship and guidance in order to achieve maximum results. Also, the show will present opportunities for those seeking entrance into the industry. Opportunities like this are rare to come by and I am sure they can’t afford to miss out,” he added.
With more reference to opportunities, participants at the show will have access and first hand information on the best mortgage and finance schemes available and also how to start as a small real estate investor.
As befitting of the show, this year’s edition will be declared open by the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Other top attendants will include Lew Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, Build Modal Inc, USA; Debra Erb, Managing Director of Housing Program for Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Ahmed Dangiwa, MD of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria; Agnes Tokumbo Martins, Director CBN; Femi Adewole, MD Family Homes Fund; Kehinde Ogundimu, MD Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company PLC; Ugochukwu Chime, REDAN President; Robert Hornsby, CEO, American Homebuilders of West Africa; Olivia Caldwell; Kecia Rust; Mounia Tagwa; Afolabi Imokuode; Ime okon;Deji alli of Mixta Africa,Ifeoma okoye ,saadiya aliyu: Hakeem Ogunniran and other international experts.
Ghana’s Minister of Women Affairs, Hon. Freda Prempeh, who has been nominated for a Performance Award, will also deliver an address as a guest of honour and will lead a host of Ghanian Parlimentarians.
The Guest Speakers for the housing finance section of the 13th Abuja Housing Show are drawn from the World Bank, African Union of Housing Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria,institute of affordable housing,USA,America Home Builders of West Africa,Family Homes Funds,presidency, Shelter Afrique Kenya, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, UN Habitat, OPIC Investment USA, Umar Shuaibu Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, among others.
This year’s edition according to the coordinator will feature over 30 Speakers and 350 exhibitors from not less than 20 Countries.
By Felix Ojonugbwa
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