The Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) is set for its 13th edition from 23rd to 26th July 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja with over 40, 000 expected participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries.
As the biggest housing and construction event in Africa, it is expected to host the most recognizable leaders and stakeholders who are shaping and influencing the growth of the sector.
It provides the biggest platform for housing and construction policy conversations bordering on formulation and execution. Its many sessions like the Housing Finance Conference, CEOs Forum and Break-out Panels will engage constructively on how to address housing challenges in Nigeria through policy and administrative interventions.
In light of that fact, the show is therefore a must attend for past and present Nigerian leaders who are concerned about housing delivery in Nigeria. Past and present leaders have introduced a lot of policies and initiatives to address the country’s housing deficit to no avail.
The show is therefore a great opportunity for these leaders to understand why many policies and initiatives failed to meet their objectives, and what can be done to amend past mistakes. Over 30 local and international speakers will be on hand to deliver keynote lectures on the best approaches of tackling housing crisis in Nigeria.
Participating leaders will have opportunity to also speak about ongoing projects and how the masses can key into them and benefit from them. Past leaders will also use the show to educate present leaders on what the most critical areas are and what they should prioritize.
The show will generally present an atmosphere of free flowing conversation about how all stakeholders can contribute to the growth of housing in Nigeria.
As the most involved stakeholders, past and present leaders have always participated in the show and this year’s edition wouldn’t be an exception, especially because of its enlarged frontiers of dialogue, networking and promotion of policies and projects.
Present leaders can also interact with more private housing stakeholders in order to forge better areas of working together and advancing synergy for housing growth and development.
Prominent among leaders that have attended the show includes former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Former Minister of Housing, Tunde Fashola, Kano state Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, Former Governor of Bauchi state, M.A Abubakar, Senators and House of Representatives members, ministers of housing from numerous African countries and high commissioners.
By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja