EchoStone Joins League of Sponsors of 13th AIHS

The 13th edition of Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) which is billed for 23rd to 26th July 2019 is attracting a lot of sponsors. Many sponsors are announcing their partnership with the flagship and biggest housing and construction show on the continent.

The latest brand to announce its sponsorship of the show is housing system company, EchoStone.

EchoStone is an internationally recognised building construction company with proven track record of delivering works of the highest quality with efficient innovations. The company is widely acknowledged as a resolute force in Nigeria and on the continent when it comes to quality and professionalism. The Abuja International Housing Show is impressed by EchoStone’s ability to reshape and modernise building construction in Africa.

EchoStone runs a housing system developed specifically to address the worldwide housing shortage. They combine best-in-class design, development, and construction elements to achieve high-quality housing standards for communities in need.

EchoStone also offers governments, non-governmental organizations, and real estate developers in emerging markets greater opportunities to build high-quality housing at far greater speed and scale.

 

Product wise, the EchoStone System is a meeting of the industrialization of labour and technology. At the centre of the system is the Swedish-designed Aercrete 625 Machine, high-quality cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) and reusable panel formwork. These innovative technologies replace the use of steel, aluminium, plywood, and cinder blocks with no heavy-lifting equipment required.

The EchoStone construction system operations are guided and standardized by a proprietary job site operations plan. Their innovative approach uses lean design and construction concepts, value engineering, and procurement solutions to allow for rapid, scalable, and consistent quality construction.

The idea behind their High-Quality Structures was invented in Sweden in 1904, EchoStone utilizes CLC because it is scalable, more environmentally friendly, and quicker to set than traditional concrete. CLC also retains the same tensile, compression, and rigidity standards of traditional concrete while offering many advantages.

AIHS is partnering with EchoStone’s approach because it is defined by transparency and accountability. By providing partners a stake in the success of each venture, EchoStone has assembled a unique team of global professionals aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with integrity across legal, governance, reporting, construction, governmental relations, finance, accounting, and sustainability. Our housing builds local economies, supports education, empowers women, and reinforces global health.

EchoStone delivers an ecologically-friendly approach to building communities that are EDGE Certified under World Bank Group/IFC and use innovative and sustainable designs and materials. EchoStone engages internationally-recognized sustainability experts for modern community designs and ecologically-friendly add-ons including solar panels, rainwater capture, and more.

These impressive features has made them a major force in the building construction industry.

Their partnership with Abuja International Housing Show is in recognition of industry opportunities presented by the show and its very big platform. They will be making a significant appearance at this year’s show through their product exhibition and marketing. Their partnership will present an opportunity for other industry brands to learn from them based on their efficient product generation, branding and technology.

EchoStone is proud to be associated with the Show because of its standard – a similar attribute shared by both brands. The show is going to be attended by over 40, 000 participants, 400+ exhibitors and over 30 international speakers.

The Show which will commence from 23rd-26th July 2019, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, is the largest gathering of housing, mortgage finance and construction stakeholders in Africa and beyond. Major benefits includes access to the best housing and innovation deals, with opportunities for professional networking, exhibition and making of sales. The prestigious show which is endorsed by relevant government institutions in Africa and supported by all leading industry brands will be opened by Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Other organisations that have confirmed sponsorship and partnership of the 13th Abuja International Housing Show includes NMRC, FMBN, Family Homes Fund, Urban Shelter LTD, Brain and Hammers LTD, Cosgrove, Plus World Roofing Haven Homes LTD, OPIC, Wiser Estates, AFP Furniture, CDK, Mixta Africa, Copen Group, Hydraform, Exima Reality, among others, while Royal Ceramic CS is opting for co-organising status for the international show.

The show’s free registration is on-going and all local and international stakeholders have confirmed their participation in this year’s highly anticipated edition.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

X-Ray of Annual AIHS Impact on Housing Development

When the flagship Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) took off over a decade ago, the expectations were high, and so were the standards – prompting both sceptics and interested stakeholders to wonder how such a show – a first of its kind – will be able to achieve its lofty dreams of making drastic impacts in the already tough Nigerian housing and construction sectors. So far so good, the expectations were not only met but the show has absolutely carved a permanent niche for itself and has established a platform for both public and private sector stakeholders to draw inspiration from in addressing sector related problems in Nigeria and even on the continent.

From government officials looking for informed opinion(s) on emerging housing and construction policy dynamics, to private sector developers and investors looking for the best clients, environments and opportunities for establishment, to customers looking for the best housing deals, mortgages, credit and whatever access they need, the Abuja International Housing Show has been the best and most established platform in Africa for such convergence.

The participants who attend from different parts of the world usually attest that the event does not only create awareness on the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing industry and finance markets but also focus extensively on solutions and resolution of these challenges by highlighting innovations, new ideas and global experiences in the sector.

On that note, we shall take a look at some of the outstanding achievements of the Show over these years. This will enable all stakeholders to measure the Show’s success and build their confidence.

The Establishment of Land GIS in States

In the course of debates that were initiated by the Show, one of the top recommendations for state governments to adopt in addressing the issues relating to land was the establishment of Land Geographical Information System (LGIS).

So far, this has been adopted by most states in Nigeria, and it has enabled them create a comprehensive data on lands and its allocation.

The disputes that used to be associated with lands in most states have been drastically reduced as a result of this initiative. The centralised system now serves as the final arbiter when matters relating to land disputes arises.

Establishment of State Ministries of Housing

Prior to when the show started, most state governments had not realised the need to establish a designated ministry for housing. Stakeholders on the Show were able to convince most states on the need to establish this ministry, given that housing is a very critical sector that cannot be left in the hands of the federal government only.

While some states have situated housing within ministry of works or land, the realisation that housing requires special treatment by state government was successfully pushed by the Abuja International Housing Show.

Recorded improvements have been seen in the states where these changes were effected.

Housing Legislation by State and Federal Government

While the Abuja International Housing Show has and will continue to canvas for the national passage of all that will benefit the developt of the Nigeria housing sector, its annual conference has been able to encourage the NMRC at the 11th edition of the show to champion the need get states govt to adopt foreclosure law.

There are already signs of progress on land use act. As Senate President of the 8th Senate, Bukola Saraki was able to commence the process for amendment of the land use act which has gotten to its second reading.

It is the hope of AIHS that the incoming assembly will ensure its eventual passage.

Corporate Housing and Construction Partnerships

The Show has led to so many corporate breakthroughs and partnerships in the areas of housing and construction. A lot of companies and firms have through the show signed countless number of MOUs for partnerships.

Chief among bodies that have signed MOUs at the Abuja International Housing Show includes Hydraform, NBRRI, NMRC among others.

Such partnerships that have been established at the Show has over the years led to new ideas and projects that have brought housing to many and have also introduced best practises and modern technology in the construction industry.

Companies like Hydraform and EchoStone have been able to successfully help the Nigeria construction industry with their high-tech building innovations. The contribution of AIHS to that cannot be overstated.

A Policy Development Forum

The Abuja International Housing Show has and will always be an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and donors to gather, exchange views, learn about latest developments in the area of housing policy and improve their decision making in that area.

So many public officials have attested to the fact that the show has offered them the opportunity to identify the loopholes in government policies and how to improve them to meet arising challenges.

That is primarily why the organisers of this year’s edition have tasked members of the incoming 9th National Assembly to be involved in the Show in order to learn from stakeholders about the laws that needs the most urgent attention.

A Marketplace of Information

The Abuja International Housing Show has been constantly praised for being a marketplace of information because the Show recognises that 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 stakeholders who attend the AIHS.

A major highlight of the event is the showcase of innovative developments in the housing industry, paper presentations from experts and leading names in the industry.

In addition, renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply.

Clearly, there is no other platform in Nigeria that can bring together as many 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.

Job Opportunities

Realising that job creation is a responsibility of all stakeholders in the country, on its part, the Abuja International Housing Show has been able to provide opportunities for skilled persons in the industry and even elsewhere to tap into the job opportunities that are always available at the show.

Most partners and exhibitors at the Show also used the platform to seek out skilled persons that can join their team and improve their capacity.

Manufacturing companies and exhibitors have also been able to through the Show employ the labour of informal labourers like plumbers, welders, carpenters and a host of other artisans.

The AIHS has received testimonies from many young people whose careers were defined and even kick-started by the Show.

Being a number one place for professional networking, many young graduates and professionals looking for how to advance their career use the show as a stepping stone to greatness.

Local Business opportunities

Each year, the Show creates immediate business opportunities for the host city Abuja. The city’s businesses usually experience a major boom during the show because of the influx of visitors and investors.

Hospitality businesses like hotels, restaurants, parks, clubs and other social entertainments usually record a lot of patronage from guests and visitors that are brought into the city by the show.

It is also the same experience for printing and press companies whose services are in high demand during the show.

Local events managers also take advantage of the show to expand their market in order to cater to the events that take place during the Show.

Over the years, the contribution of AIHS to Abuja’s local economy cannot be overemphasised.

Introduction of New Products and Sales Market

The AIHS usually host many stands owned by several organisations and brands seeking to introduce their new products and ideas to prospective buyers, clients and investors. The registration platform provides opportunity slots for such brands to book in advance and reap the benefits that come with partnering with the largest Housing Show.

In past years, the Show has enabled the exhibition of contemporary-modern roof designs, furniture and new innovations in building technology.

The Abuja International Housing Show helps to stimulate the building and construction industry in terms of design-led housing solutions, and high quality home-grown materials and products which are always in presentation.

Also, given that the convener of the Abuja International Housing Show is the promoter of Housing TV, housing development program showing on stations like AIT, TVC and NTA, housing time on Ray power and owner of the largest housing news portal, and not mentioning the live coverage on all social media platforms; it’s a guarantee that participants and exhibitors will get optimum publicity at almost no cost.

The product market it has created remains the target for new brands and innovations seeking an avenue for sales.

Creating Opportunities for Best Bargains

Many participants choose to attend the Show because of its wide display of products at unbeatable rates. The show offers opportunities to make direct purchases at discounted rates.

The Show has helped reduce the cost of home acquisition because it demands the participating mortgage banks and estate developers to sell their products at much discounted event-rates, which is usually the case. As a result, a lot of people come to the Show without a home, but eventually leave with one because the deals are usually too good to be rejected.

The Show has overtime helped people expose themselves and their organizations to new options of housing financing.

Recognition of Excellence

While there is a lot of focus on inherent problems, the Show also recognises the need to encourage performers in the housing and construction sector by awarding them for their works, which will serve as inspiration and a call to action for others to step up their performances.

The Show usually ends in a grand style with the Nigeria Housing Awards, an award event put together to honour and celebrate firms, agencies and personalities who have made giant strides in the housing sector in the past year.

Some past awardees have gone ahead to even achieve greater things – a validation for the award they received from the Show.

There is no bigger platform that is committed to honouring the best of the best than the Nigeria Housing Awards.

Affordable Housing and Housing Development Advocacy

What many have come to appreciate about the Show is its ability to ensure that beyond advocacy, there is the demand on stakeholders to act on their pledges to provide affordable housing and improve housing development generally.

It is worthy of note that the well thought designs and events that makes the AIHS the largest and most successful are inexhaustible. This is where stakeholders discover best practices and new methods for improving efficiency in all areas of the home with construction demos led by top building science experts. It is where global housing enthusiasts connect with like-minded professionals and industry experts in workshops, round-table discussions and networking events.

So far, the event has been able to help achieve reasonable level of housing affordability, access to mortgage options and market growth for relevant stakeholders and clients in the housing and construction industry. The show’s projection to significantly improve the housing deficit in Nigeria, Africa and the world is still very potent and plausible.

Every Show is always an improvement from the previous. While the show can clearly point at its achievements as we have seen, it also bears in mind that the work is far from done and all hands remain on deck. It is this determination to never relent that sets the Show apart from others.

AIHS: The Benefits of Attending this Year’s Show as a Working Class

The 13th edition of the biggest housing and construction show in Nigeria is set to commence from 23rd to 26th July 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

While the show will be attended by multinational companies and top stakeholders in the industry from Nigeria and from over 15 countries in the world, it will also be a great avenue of opportunity for career persons or those in what is generally known as the working class.

From bankers to consultants, lawyers, graphic designers, web developers, journalists, video editors, chauffeurs, engineers, marketers, technicians, freelancers and even students, the show offers diverse range of engagement opportunities that can take careers to the next level. For career people, attending the show will be like killing multiple birds with 1 stone.

In this piece, we shall breakdown some of the life changing benefits for the working class at the Abuja International Housing Show.

Opportunity to Learn More
Opportunity for Professional Networking
Job Opportunities
Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity
Opportunity for Making Money
Opportunity for Freelance and Consultancy
Opportunity to Develop New Skills
Opportunities for Investments
Opportunities to promote professional bodies
Opportunities for cheap bargains

 

Opportunity to Learn More

Learning does not end after getting a job – in fact, it begins from there. The working class is a very competitive environment, and for anyone in that class to remain relevant and have competitive advantage over their peers, the only way to do that is to open themselves to opportunities of learning.

According to several statistics, working class people who regularly take out time to learn more about their profession tend to do better than those who refuse to take such initiatives.

The Abuja International Housing Show is aware that such opportunities for learning are very few in Nigeria. And that is why it considers this responsibility of providing more education for the working class a very important one. A lot of workers in Nigeria have limited opportunities to such platforms that can refine their career knowledge in order to catch up with evolving global best practices.

At this year’s show, there will be over 30 international speakers and career advisors available to help in mentoring and equipping working class and aspiring working class people for a very dynamic work environment as we know it today.

The Abuja International Housing Show has been widely recognized for being a marketplace of information because the Show recognises that the most potent resource of the 21st century and especially in the Housing and Career Sector is information. Things change quickly, and only those who can keep up will be able to compete and stay relevant in the industry and work environment.

The free access to career information has always been one of the most important benefits for workers who attend the AIHS.

Workers who attend the show will learn vital things like how they can improve their work; how they can position themselves for their works to be seen and recognized; how they can keep up with global trends in their careers; how they can do things differently from others in order to stand out; how they can leverage on professional networks; how they can identify the next career opportunities among others.

Participants will also learn from the experience of those who have risen to become CEOs and major decision makers in their careers. They will share vital information on how they were able to successfully climb their career ladders till the very top. That will greatly serve not only as an inspiration for the working and aspiring working class people, but a guide to leading a progressive career life.

Opportunity for Professional Networking

One of the most important opportunities for any career person to move to the next level of their career is through professional networking. Sadly, opportunities for professional networking are few. But the Abuja International Housing Show has been able to create a free platform for that to happen.

There is hardly any other event where one can meet freely with top industry CEOs, recruiters, public officials and other important stakeholders.

Over the years, a lot of people have been able to strike beneficial relationships at the Show by impressing with their skills and knowledge – a very attractive quality for employers.

The contacts available at the Show can bring lifetime opportunities for serious-minded career people.

Job Opportunities

A lot of companies and employers have always used the show as an opportunity for recruitments. So, whether you are a working class person who is seeking a better job, or an aspiring working class person, you will be doing yourself a great deal of good by attending the show and availing yourself to opportunities of better employment at the show.

The show plays host to over 500 national and international companies who are not only seeking a bigger market for their products, but a stronger work force. If you believe you have what it takes to work for some of the top companies in the country or in the world, then be ready to come take that offer this year.

Realising that job creation is a responsibility of all stakeholders in the country, on its part, the Abuja International Housing Show has been able to provide opportunities for skilled persons in the industry and even elsewhere to tap into the job opportunities that are always available at the show.

Most partners and exhibitors at the Show also used the platform to seek out skilled persons that can join their team and improve their capacity.

Manufacturing companies and exhibitors have also been able to through the Show employ the labour of informal labourers like plumbers, welders, carpenters and a host of other artisans.

The AIHS has received testimonies from many young people whose careers were defined and even kick-started by the Show.

Being a number one place for professional networking, many young graduates and professionals looking for how to advance their career use the show as a stepping stone to greatness.

Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity

There are a lot of career people whose current income cannot enable them own their own homes. The Abuja International Housing Show presents opportunities for such people to have access to the most affordable home ownership schemes available in the market, as well as mortgages that are very flexible and cheap.

This year’s show will feature over 100 real estate developers, who are offering low income houses as well as luxury homes, and a lot of mortgage banks as well who will be marketing their packages. The availability of these multiple options will help you decide which is best for you, and everyone knows that in such case when supply is high, the prices will be considerably low and affordable. So, it is more like once in a blue moon opportunity to own your own home.

Opportunity for Making Money

You might be wondering how you can make money at an event like the Abuja International Housing Show. Well, that’s what you are about to learn.

The Abuja International Housing Show is not just a talk show or a conference, it is an international business centre where both products and ideas are exchanged for profit. Those with brilliant ideas can make money from it by packaging it and marketing it to the buyers that are ever available.

Once you can identify something that will help a company or business do better, they will break the bank to buy that idea from you.

Apart from selling your ideas, there are a lot of ad hoc jobs at the show that can help you make money while the show lasts.

A lot of companies would be mounting their exhibition stands which might need professionals like you to help them manage it. So, you can be attending the show, learning, networking and making money at the same time.

Some might also need you to help them get the right people for other kinds of work. This is a form of outsourcing responsibility which you will also be paid for.

Opportunity for Freelance and Consultancy

Even if you are not willing to leave your current job, or take up a permanent job, you can get freelance and consultancy jobs with some of the companies and business, including those from abroad.

With such jobs, you can work for them from wherever you are. Whether it is research, report writing, marketing, clients’ relationship or whatever kind of remote responsibilities there are, you can work for all these companies as a freelancer.

Opportunity to Develop New Skills

The show also feature opportunities for career and even non-career people to develop new skills relevant for 21st century competitiveness.

Participants can learn about new skills in the areas of digital marketing, web development, real estate marketing, how to write real estate contents among others.

Others can learn technical skills related to building and construction, and possibly take up full time jobs in those areas.

Opportunities for Investments

For career people who are also seeking information on areas to invest, especially in the very lucrative real estate market, the show will present such opportunities.

Renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as home prices, production, demand and supply, coupled with investment advice from investment and insurance bankers on how and what to invest in that can gradually generate long time financial benefits.

 

Opportunities to Promote Professional Career Bodies

Professional bodies like ICAN, NBA, NUJ, Engineers, Bankers Association and many others can utilise the show to meet opportunities that will benefit their bodies.

As a body, they can promote their ideas and projects in order to attract the right partnership and cooperation needed to achieve those goals and objectives.

Opportunities for Cheap Bargains

With over 400 product exhibitors, 100+ homes interior companies, commercial and mortgage banks selling all sorts of housing and construction products, including latest innovations in related areas, participants will have opportunity to make purchases at unbeatable prices.

Many participants choose to attend the Show because of its wide display of products at unbeatable rates. The show offers opportunities to make direct purchases at discounted rates.

The Show has helped reduce the cost of home acquisition because it demands the participating mortgage banks and estate developers to sell their products at much discounted event-rates, which is usually the case. As a result, a lot of people come to the Show without a home, but eventually leave with one because the deals are usually too good to be rejected.

The Show has overtime helped people expose themselves and their organizations to new options of housing financing.

Clearly, there is no other platform in Nigeria that can bring together as many 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.

The opportunities for working class people in such an environment cannot be overstated. As we have seen, there are enormous opportunities, and it will be wise not to miss them for anything because sometimes the difference between failure and success is the decision to grab an opportunity like this

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

What Makes ‘Abuja International Housing Show’ Different from Others?

From 23rd to 26th July this year, over 40, 000 guests from across the world will attend the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) — the flagship housing and construction event which stakeholders have described as the biggest and most prestigious in Africa.

With about 30 international speakers, 400 companies product exhibition and business opportunities running into billions of dollars, the AIHS is the target place for stakeholders, policy executives, business leaders, investors and clients to network and establish beneficial relationships.

The show is powered by leading Brand in housing communication,fesadeb Media Group and promoter of Housing Development advocacy network~Another excellent name in housing advocacy which they have been promoting in the last 25 years.

They are the pioneers of the only TV and radio program(s) on housing and construction in Nigeria, with a large viewership in Nigeria and abroad. They also own and manage the most reliable housing and construction news website popularly called Housing News.

Their impactful contributions in the housing and construction industry which has greatly help scale up housing access in Nigeria has earned them countless number of excellence awards from all professional bodies that embody the Nigerian housing and construction industry.

They have also received global awards and recognitions from countries like United Arab Emirates (Dubai),UK and South Africa.

Though a Nigerian brand, the Abuja housing show has always been praised for its international touch — attracting industry professionals from different countries to invest in the Nigerian real estate, housing and construction sectors.

So far, it is the only show with the blessing and acceptance from all government owned housing agencies, regulatory bodies and leading brands in the Nigerian housing sector. A legitimacy that has constantly drawn credible partnerships to the show over the years.

In the last 13 years of the show, it has featured top government officials like Vice Presidents, Governors, Ministers and many more influential participants from over 20 countries.

The show has always served as a great economic stimulant, especially in its host city, Abuja, where hotels, printing coys, transporters and logistics companies have always enjoyed great patronage during the show. The show is an economy of its own, not to mention the investment impact that continues even when it is done.

The Abuja International Housing Show is different because it is not a talk show platform, but a network of big businesses, opportunities and innovations.

Regular participants take advantage of the show because there is hardly any other show where they can network with as many stakeholders, clients and investors, and be able to showcase their products and ideas, and equally make great sales.

Those who are also looking to owning their own homes, especially at discounted rates have always seen this show as their desired destination. Contractors also use the show as an opportunity to interact with government officials and private sector leaders to sell their vision and strike good deals.

There is always a lot to learn at the AIHS especially from the panels, breakout sessions and testimonials about the current industry trends, how to create a bigger and beneficial industry, how to create accessible mortgages and tackle the challenges affecting housing demand and supply.

The difference with AIHS is the opportunities that it creates for everyone. From those in government looking for new ideas, to industry stakeholders looking for new opportunities, to investors looking for the best ideas and businesses, to companies looking for the biggest market, and to clients looking for the best deals, the Abuja International Housing Show has and will always be the best housing and construction platform for all.

One of this year’s most anticipated events in the Show is the CEO forum, which will be a convergence of industry leaders and ranking CEOs sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise on how to advance the housing and construction industry in an ever changing world of real estate and finance. It will be the first of its kind and most registered participants have indicated their enthusiasm about witnessing the CEO forum.

Over 200 CEOs to Attend AIHS CEO Forum in July

Nigeria’s premier and most established housing show, The Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS), is set to host over 200 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from varied companies and firms in the housing, construction and business industries across Africa and the world in July.

It 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.

Registration for the 13th edition of the show which will hold this year from 23 July to 26 July has commenced and according to the event’s coordinator, Festus Adebayo, this edition will feature a CEO Forum on the first day (23 July) to tackle several challenges, especially the recurrent ones in the housing sector.

According to Adebayo, over 200 CEOs in the real estate, mortgage housing finance, construction companies and professional institutions will focus on macro-economic and socio-political environment and impact of real estate market.

“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 is 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.’’

According to Adebayo, the forum will equally provide avenue for meeting counterparts from every parts of the country and outside the country on networking business relations.

With an ever changing world, it is indeed very timely to have all these top leaders converge for the sake of advancement. Various ideas and experiences from several places will greatly benefit the participants in forging more adaptable and effective models of operation.

 

Cross-fertilization of Information

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 stakeholders who attend the AIHS.

A major highlight of the event is the showcase of innovative developments in the housing industry, paper presentations from experts and leading names in the industry.

In addition, renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply.

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.

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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 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.

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WHAT MAKES AIHS LARGEST HOUSING EVENT IN AFRICA

When the flagship Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) took off over a decade ago, the expectations were high, and so were the standards – prompting both sceptics and interested stakeholders to wonder how such a show – a first of its kind – will be sustained. So far so good, the expectations were not only met but the show has absolutely carved a permanent niche for itself and for participants.

While international housing events like the Global Housing Finance Conference organised by the World Bank usually focus on a defined and sometimes limited agenda, the Abuja International Housing Show is a one-stop event for multi-industry issues involving both government and private stakeholders, investors and esteemed participants.

From government officials looking for informed opinion(s) on emerging housing and construction policy dynamics, to private sector developers and investors looking for the best clients, environments and opportunities for establishment, to customers looking for the best housing deals, mortgages, credit and whatever access they need, the Abuja International Housing Show has been the best and most established platform in Africa for such convergence.

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Abuja International Housing Show

The participants who attend from different parts of the world usually attest that the event does not only create awareness on the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing industry and finance markets but also focus extensively on solutions and resolution of these challenges by highlighting innovations, new ideas and global experiences in the sector.

What Makes AIHS A Must Attend for Stakeholders

The Abuja International Housing Show has and will always be an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and donors to gather, exchange views, learn about latest developments and to network.

The Abuja International Housing Show has the support and endorsement of the organizations and brands in charge of implementation of policies in the Nigerian housing sector. Over the years, the Abuja housing show has garnered the support of its partners drawn from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, professional bodies among others.

The show attracts over 25,000 thousand participants and over 400 exhibitors from 21 countries. Abuja International Housing Show offers ideal conditions for visitors to initiate international property projects and helps to maintain and extend their network in the real estate sector.

More of the reasons that make the AIHS what it is are:

All Important AIHS CEO Forum

Registration for the 13th edition of the show which will hold this year from 23 July to 26 July has commenced and according to the event’s coordinator, Bar. Festus Adebayo, this edition will feature a CEO Forum on the first day (23 July) to tackle several challenges, especially the recurrent ones in the housing sector.

Abuja International Housing Show

 

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According to Bar. Adebayo, over 200 CEOs in the real estate, mortgage housing finance, construction companies and professional institutions will focus on macro-economic and socio-political environment and impact of real estate market.

“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 is 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.’’

According to Adebayo, the forum will equally provide avenue for meeting counterparts from every parts of the country and outside the country on networking business relations.

A Marketplace of Information

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 stakeholders who attend the AIHS.

A major highlight of the event is the showcase of innovative developments in the housing industry, paper presentations from experts and leading names in the industry.

In addition, renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply.

Clearly, there is no other platform in Nigeria that can bring together as many 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.

High Calibre Attendance

The AIHS has always been a favourite stop for top guests from both government, professional bodies and private sectors. Top attendees over the years have included Vice-Presidents, Senate Presidents, State Governors, Ministers, National Assembly Members, Housing Related Agencies, World Bank Officials, International Organisation Leaders, Bank and Industry CEOs, Real Estate Moguls, Business Executives, Donor Officers, Bustling Entrepreneurs among others.
There cannot be a better atmosphere for networking and strategic meetings to take place on a platter of gold. Successful stakeholders will always tell you how important the AIHS is to them and their business growth.

Opportunity to Introduce New Products and Meet the Right Buyers

The AIHS usually host many stands owned by several organisations and brands seeking to introduce their new products and ideas to prospective buyers, clients and investors. The registration platform provides opportunity slots for such brands to book in advance and reap the benefits that come with partnering with the largest Housing Show.
In past years, we have seen exhibition of contemporary-modern roof designs, furniture and new innovations in building technology.

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The Abuja International Housing Show helps to stimulate the building and construction industry, in terms of design-led housing solutions, and high quality home-grown materials and products which are always in presentation.
Also, given that the convener of the Abuja International Housing Show is the promoter of Housing TV, housing development program showing on stations like AIT, TVC and NTA, housing time on Ray power and owner of the largest housing news portal, and not mentioning the live coverage on all social media platforms; it’s a guarantee that participants and exhibitors will get optimum publicity at almost no cost.

Opportunities for Sponsorship

The AIHS also offers opportunities for organisations and brands that want to gain more visibility and traction to sponsor the show and enjoy much more advertisement benefits that wouldn’t ordinarily be available.
For organisations that also want to sponsor the spread of information on relevant industry issues, especially as a form of corporate social responsibility, the AIHS has always been a great platform for them.

Opportunities for Cheap Bargains

The show offers opportunities to make direct sales, direct buying at discounted rates and getting good deals with a mortgage bank or estate developer.
It is also a one-time opportunity to expose yourself and organization to new options of housing finance.

Recognition of Excellence

The event will usually ends in grand style with the Nigeria Housing Awards, an award event put together to honour and celebrate firms, agencies and personalities who have made giant strides in the housing sector in the past year.
An attendance will guarantee you to share in the excitement as AIHS celebrates 13 years of innovation, and help honour the best of the best during the Awards.

Inspiring testimonies

The Abuja International Housing Show is also an avenue to be inspired, either as a professional or a budding entrepreneur or just a random participant.
A lot of people often share testimonies about how they have gotten relevant information that is specific to solving their business and career struggles from attending the event.
Such segments often lift the spirit of dreamers and it is always a catalyst for instant growth because one will be exposed to perspectives that they weren’t privy to initially.

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Obviously, the well calculated designs and events that makes the AIHS the largest and most successful are inexhaustible. This is where stakeholders discover best practices and new methods for improving efficiency in all areas of the home with construction demos led by top building science experts. It is where global housing enthusiasts connect with like-minded professionals and industry experts in workshops, round-table discussions and networking events.

So far, the event has been able to help achieve reasonable level of housing affordability, access to mortgage options and market growth for relevant stakeholders and clients in the housing and construction industry. The show’s projection to significantly improve the housing deficit in Nigeria, Africa and the world is still very potent and plausible.

Registration has officially opened for the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show ihs2019.org and sponsors are already jostling for platinum sponsorship spots, to enjoy early bird discounts of 15%.

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Int’l housing show to tackle sector challenges in CEO forum

The coordinator of the Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) said its 13th edition would feature AIHS CEO FORUM to tackle several challenges in the housing sector.

Bar Festus Adebayo,coordinator of the 13th AIHS made this known to the newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

The 13th AIHS is scheduled to hold in Abuja from July 23 to July 26, while the CEO’s forum will feature on July 23, the first day of the show.

Adebayo explained that the forum which would feature 200 CEO’s in the real estate, mortgage housing finance, construction companies and professional institutions would focus on macro-economic and socio-political environment and impact of real estate market.

“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 is 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.

According to Adebayo, the forum will equally provide avenue for meeting counterparts from every parts of the country and outside the country on networking business relations.

He further noted that it would provide an exceptional opportunity to enhance company’s growth potential and make privilege contact with financial institutions and investors

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This, he said would avail the participants an opportunity to understand the housing and construction industry best practices

“AIHS CEO’s forum leverages the collective experience and knowledge of fellow business leaders from across the country network to share and develop strategies and solutions specific to member organisations and real estate industry,’’ he added.

He noted that the agenda of the forum also included issues relating to profitability strategies, lending and credit risk, improving sales and services, assets liability as well as investment.

Fesadeb Media Group is also the producer of housing development programmes on African Independent Television, Ray Power, TVC and Nigeria Television Authority .

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Source: Housing News

Housing show to drive finance models – Convener

The Convener of the 13th Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) says the show will focus on driving sustainable housing finance models to achieve affordable houses.

Mr Festus Adebayo, Managing Director, FESADEB Media Group and the convener disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while speaking on the level of preparation for the forthcoming show.

The AIHS would feature more than 400 foreign and local exhibitors and 35,000 participants across 20 countries, scheduled for July 23 to July 26, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The theme of the show is: “Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models in the Midst of Global Uncertainties’’.

Adebayo said that the theme stemmed from the outlook of global economy that could tend toward another recession and the attendant impact such an event could have on Nigerian affordable market. “The likelihood of global recession is on the level of increase of global debt

“According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global debt has reached `an all time high’ of 184 trillion dollars in nominal terms. “In addition to the likelihood of recession is the rising level of global uncertainties,’’ he said.

This, he said, were fuelled by nationalistic sentiments such as the ongoing tussle between China and the United States of America and also between European Union and its member states like United Kingdom.

“Coupled with the current monetary tightening it is expected to increase in Europe and USA,’’ the convener said. The expert explained that the show had also introduced innovations in the 13th AIHS exhibition aspect that would give enough room for networking among participants.

“The second AIHS Chief Executive Officers forum will feature 100 high ranking CEOs of mortgage banks, real estate institutions and companies, construction companies’ professional bodies and international investment organisations.

“The international investor’s dinner will also feature delegations from Turkey, Rwanda, China and United Arab Emirate to deliberate on way to achieve affordable housing.”

On the successes recorded in the past by AIHS, Adebayo noted that its recommendations were taken and complied with by many states across the country.

“Our recommendations were well utilised in Osun where we now have a full-fledged mortgage bank owned by the state government.

“It is also working in many states including Niger state where the state is developing its mass city involving aggressive estate development to explore the opportunities of the population influx from Abuja.”

He expressed hope that the in-coming administration would do more in the area of housing to drive the country’s economy. “We are also aware that most houses have been delivered under the present government.

“But we are adamant that our focus in the 13th AIHS will be more on the area of affordability of these houses that government is building,’’ he said. (NAN)

Source: Ella Anokam

Abuja International Housing Show Targets Potential Home Owners

Housing is one of the 3 basic needs of man, it is in that view that the 13th Abuja International Housing Show has adopted the day 3 of the event as Potential Home Owners Day.

Speaking with Housing News on Monday, the CEO, International Housing Show Limited, Festus Adebayo said, ‘’it is time for us to bring together as many as possible potential home owners and interact with them on matters relating to home-ownership especially the youths, who should become homeowners’’.

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‘’Sincerely speaking, if you can buy a car, you can own a one bedroom, not necessarily in the city centre. We have discovered from our research that a lot of our youths don’t know anything about mortgage, and this is the reason why the idea of buying a house has not crossed their mind’’.

Adebayo added ‘’we are going to devote the whole of Day 3 of this year’s show to the youths and all the people who fall in the category of potential home owners. To this end, we are going to partner Family Homes Funds, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Mortgage Banks Association of Nigeria (MBAN), Central Bank of Nigeria and the World Bank to support us in educating potential home owners about mortgage.

‘’If you cast your mind back to 2018, we launched ‘Not Too Young to Own a Home Scheme’ which has since been adopted by some estate developers in Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. This time around, we are devoting a whole day to potential home owners, including youths who by now should know how to access home ownership through mortgage bank or other means’’.

Speaking further he said, ‘’from our research, a good number of potential home owners don’t know anything about mortgage or how to access mortgage. We therefore call on mortgage institutions in the country to identify with this project, which will be one of the major focus at this years’ Abuja International Housing Show, in making this program a successful one’’.

The Abuja International Housing Show event, will play host to  some of the biggest names in construction, estate development, engineering, architecture, estate surveying, quantity surveying, estate management, finance, Interior decoration and design, furniture and building products, materials and services businesses from across world.

Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of knowledge, expertise, products, and best practices. Abuja International Housing Show brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships.

The show is expected to attract 15,000 thousand participants, 30 international speakers and over 400 exhibitors from not less than 21 countries. This is the venue for the international Who’s Who of the property industry. Abuja International Housing Show, offers ideal conditions for visitors to initiate international property projects and helps to maintain and extend their network in the real estate sector.

The theme for 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.

Registration is ongoing, and sponsors are already jostling for platinum sponsorship spots, to enjoy early bird discounts of 15%.

Source: Affa Acho

13th Abuja International Housing Show: What We Have in Store For You

July will be here soon, and it’s time to start planning to attend the 2019 Abuja International Housing Show, scheduled to take place from July 23-26 2019, at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

The theme for the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show 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.

Click here to watch weekly episodes of Housing Development Programme on AIT

Registration has officially opened for the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show, and sponsors are already jostling for platinum sponsorship spots, to enjoy early bird discounts of 15%.

The show is expected to attract 15,000 thousand participants and over 400 exhibitors from 21 countries. This is the venue for the international Who’s Who of the property industry. Abuja International Housing Show, offers ideal conditions for visitors to initiate international property projects and helps to maintain and extend their network in the real estate sector.

Attendees can take advantage of countless learning opportunities, including a chance to walk the show floor, view exhibits of businesses, and meet potential clients and business partners.

In addition, our renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply.

A major segment of the Abuja International Housing Show is The CEO FORUM, which is dedicated to top CEO’s in Real Estate development, Housing Finance, building materials, Interior Décor, Heads of housing related government agencies, Commissioners’ for Lands, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers.

It has an unparalleled ability to offer new insights, provide cutting-edge content and introduce new ideas to stakeholders in the built industry and allied services. The CEO FORUM is also committed to unlocking Africa’s potential by championing government support, private sector-led growth and leading discussions around innovative public policies and sustainable business.

The event will end in grand style with the National Housing Awards, an award event put together to honour and celebrate firms, agencies and personalities who have made giant strides in the housing sector in the past year.

Click on the links below to register and get the most up-to-date information. We hope to see all of you in Abuja in July.

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Source: Affa Acho

 

 

 

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