Opportunities are now open for home builders, buyers, building materials suppliers and manufacturers as the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS)) beckons with over 400 housing products exhibitors and 20,000 participants from 15 countries across the world.
AIHS, easily the largest gathering of housing sector professionals and other stakeholders in West Africa, is an annual event organised in Abuja by Fesadeb Communications Limited—a real estate-focused communications outfit.
The show is not just a housing, business and investment event, but also a choice destination for those seeking relevant and up-to-date information on housing, construction, mortgage, investments and real estate management.
In a statement obtained by BusinessDay at the weekend, the organizers revealed that over 20, 000 participants had confirmed participation in the show, adding that over 400 local and international housing products exhibitors were also expected to showcase their latest products and innovations.
“As a truly international event, participants will cut across, at least, 15 countries of the world, including USA, UK, UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, India and China. There will be a high level delegation of international diplomats and foreign ministers of works and housing including Ghana’s Samuel Atta Akyea,” Festus Adebayo, the chief executive officer of Fesadeb Communications, said.
The show also anticipates about 30 local and international speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience based on the theme of the event—‘Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models In The Midst of Global Uncertainty’, which will be serving as a testament on how housing finance models continue to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe.
The organizers assure participants of fine outing as they will be witnessing elite conferences and special sessions like the CEO Forum, Housing Finance and PropTech Conferences, Not Too Young to Own a Home and Women in Housing Convention.
Among the international speakers at the event to be declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are Lew Shulman, Debra Erb, Kecia Rust, Anders Lindquist and Robert Hornsby whose impact in the global housing environment are immeasurable.
It is expected that the vice president would be supported at the event by the governors of Lagos, Kaduna and Edo states who will also be coming as guests of honour. Presidents of all housing and construction professional bodies, and corporate CEOs are also expected at the event.
Over the years, AIHS has been endorsed by top public and private sector stakeholders as the number one place for innovation showcase, professional networking, exhibition and making of sales. The show is sponsored by major business and corporate institutions like Echo Stone, Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC), Family Homes Funds, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Royal Ceramics, Mixta Africa, Cosgrove, Brain and Hammers, Solignum and many more.
“This year’s edition represents opportunity for all. From investors to home buyers, mortgage seekers, companies, career persons, and even students; there are innumerable opportunities for all to realize age-long desires of moving into the next level,” Adebayo assures.