There we have it, Nigeria is opening up at an astronomical rate , I mean several years back who would have thought we would be attending wedding industry conference , that would have just been laughable.
The wedding industry in Nigeria conference held at The Haven Event Centre, beside Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral (Police College Road), Ikeja GRA on February 4th, 2015, it kicked off officially at about 10:30am and ended at 5pm .The theme was Growth of the Wedding Industry and it’s Impact on the Nigerian Economy.
A lot of entrepreneurs in the wedding industry were present at the event, it was a great time to learn about the industry and listen to experts share their experiences while learning from them.The Wedding Industry Conference & Exhibition (TWICE) was organized by Akin Eso, the CEO of WED Expo and a committee of seasoned practitioners in the industry.
I did notice something though which we might have to talk about in the future – Rather than networking and seeking mentoring assistance, most people were more concerned about taking pictures with the speakers.I dare say that networking and getting the right information supersedes those pictures.
The industries showcased were the wedding , photography , make up , Fashion , event decoration ,DJ, MC and Band industries which were duly represented by professional practitioners .All the topics were educative, relevant, inspiring and engaging.
The SPEAKERS were Lanre Olushola, a motivational speaker and life coach who was the keynote speaker of the event. Tunji Babatunde, a life coach and motivational speaker who inspired the audience. Other seasoned players in the wedding industry were also in attendance like Funke Bucknor-Obruthe (Zapphaire Events), Mai Atafo (Mai Atafo Inspired), Banke Meshida-Lawal (BM Pro), Kelechi Amadi-Obi (Kelechi Amadi Obi Studios), Tosan Jemide (Cakes By Tosan), Ayiri Oladunmoye (Oaken Events), Tara Fela Durotoye (House Of Tara), Ibidun Ighodalo (Elizabeth R Events), Seyi Olusanya (Once Upon A Destination) and a host others.
I made new friends and met some of my blog readers , you guys are the best.
Were you at the event? what did you learn? Please share?
Till my next post,
Hugs and kisses,
Lovely pictures Yemisi. I missed the event *sadface*
Hi Yemisi,I have been searching for a review of someone who attended TWICE, and I stumbled on yours. Thank GOD. I enjoyed your story, and I have shared it on my blog at http://www.somiiisconvos.wordpress.com
A wedding and events blog. Thank you for sharing your experience with us who couldn’t attend.
Lovely blog you have.
Thanks so much for sharing on your site. Yours is also very insightful.