The 13th edition of Abuja International Housing Show will be presenting a big platform of learning and networking for all stakeholders in housing and construction from 23rd to 26th July 2019.
At this year’s edition, international housing expert, Debra Erb of Overseas Private Investment Corporation, USA, will lead a strong delegation of international investors and experts to Nigeria for an event that will have the most impact in the country’s housing and construction industry.
The show has been reckoned as the number one place for highest number of international experts in housing and construction, sharing their experience and knowledge on the best ways to finance affordable housing, mortgage and construction.
Over 30 speakers from at least 15 countries will be speaking at this year’s event. The speakers who are drawn from reputable institutions like mortgage banks, real estate companies, housing regulatory agencies, construction companies, housing finance firms etc. and from various countries including USA, UK, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, India, China, UAE, Ghana, Rwanda etc. will speak on this year’s theme which is; ‘’Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models in the Midst of Global Uncertainty.’’
Other expected global leaders include, Lew Shulman, CEO and Chairman of The Board, iBUILD Global Incorporated, USA; Kecia Rust, Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF); Anders Lindquist, Founder and President, Business Development at EchoStone housing; Robert Hornsby, CEO of American Homebuilders of West Africa (AHWA); Olivia Caldwell, Principal at the Affordable Housing Institute (AHI); Mounia Tagma, Regional Manager, Affordable Housing Institute, Morocco, and many more.
The perennial challenge to affordable housing in many African countries including Nigeria is the lack of access to housing and construction finance. And with very high interest rates, lending is very expensive for developers. This year’s show will open doors of opportunity for developers, mortgage banks, investors and governments to access alternative and cheap finances for housing and construction projects.
For an ever evolving world of housing and construction, it is very important for stakeholders to stay ahead by exposing themselves to the kind of information and awareness that is available at AIHS.
From previous experiences, developers and investors have been able to key into numerous funding options that are presented at the show. This has led to the development of several housing estates and construction projects in the country.
The show also offers high level opportunity for professional networking. With high calibre attendants from all over the world, participants will be able to network among the crowd, establish new contacts and advance their individual and corporate business opportunities.
A lot of professionals and corporations have been able to expand their business network, engagements and relationship with other brands as a result of the networking opportunity provided by Abuja International Housing Show.
As a cross section of international dignitaries and companies, a lot of high level clients are introduced to other business with unique products and initiatives in the housing, finance and construction industry.
This year’s Show will be declared open by the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, GCON. Other distinguished personalities gracing the occasion includes state governors, foreign ministers and ambassadors; permanent secretaries and directors of ministries; members of national assembly; state commissioners of land and housing; public and private sector CEOs; foreign investors and many more.
All stakeholders and participants are encouraged to take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn new things and engage in professional networking that can change the fortune of their careers and businesses. The international show which will start with a CEOs Forum will start on 23rd of July, 2019, at International Conference Centre, Abuja. Visit www.ihs2019.org for more.