All is set for Africa’s biggest housing and construction event – Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS). The Show slated for 23rd to 26th July at International Conference Centre, Abuja will host over 40, 000 participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries.
While it is the most preferred event for trade and exhibition, it is also the choice conference destination for corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) in Housing and Construction.
This year’s edition will host over 200 CEOs from varied companies and firms in the housing, construction and business industries across Africa and the world.
A special session called the CEOs Forum will be the biggest convergence of such important figures sharing ideas, experience and expertise on how to lead a more effective and financially inclusive industry.
These CEOs in the real estate, mortgage housing finance, construction companies and professional institutions will engage in conversations that will focus on macro-economic and socio-political environments and their impact on the real estate market and housing in general.
The forum which is a gathering of high profile professionals who are founders and business owners will give opportunity to present and discuss challenges facing their respective organisations and the way forward.
It will be a collaborative and supportive environment for leaders in Nigerian real estate industry support services and mortgage banks. Participating in the forum will increase high level business contact.
With an ever changing world, it is indeed very timely for any CEO to be a part of these top leaders who converge for the sake of housing sector advancement. Various ideas and experiences from several places will greatly benefit the participants in forging more adaptable and effective models of housing and mortgage operations in their respective organisations.
The attending CEOs will proactively engage the show with first hand, authentic – not to mention relevant – information on a number of issues pertaining to the industry.
The most potent resource of the 21st century and especially in the Housing and Construction Sector is information. Things change quickly, and only those who can keep up will be able to compete and stay relevant in the industry.
Having access to veritable information has always been one of the most important benefits for CEOs who attend the AIHS.
Another major highlight of the event is the opportunity for CEOs to be inspired by the presentation of innovative developments in the housing industry by experts and leading brands in the industry.
In addition, renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply. Attending CEOs can learn a lot from these forecasts as they make their projections.
Beneficial CEO Roundtables
There will be break-out sessions led by the attending CEOs to address emerging issues during the course of the show with some definitive and specialised solutions. This will be of great benefit for the entire industry as such recommendations will be largely adopted in order to effectively grapple with industry challenges ranging from the provision of affordable housing, mortgage, quality control and policy directions.
The CEO forum will also be an opportunity for the promotion of new ideas, innovations and products looking for markets. It will also serve as a selection ground for those looking for ideas, businesses and products to invest in.
Clearly, there is no other platform in Nigeria that can bring together as many CEOs and professionals, not only from housing, real estate and construction sectors, but also from government, investment, and capital markets to share their first-hand experience, knowledge and expertise on varied issues related directly or indirectly to housing and development. And the ultimate benefit is the opportunity to establish strong business networks that will advance their individual establishments.
By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja