AAAN Moves Rescheduled 46TH AGM/Congress to Orchid, Lekki-Lagos
The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN has finally concluded plans to hold its rescheduled 46th AGM – Annual General Meeting/Congress at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki/Ajah, Lagos from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th September, 2019.
The association in a press statement signed by Jenkins Alumona, Publicity Secretary, made available to BrandCrunch said, “46th AGM/Congress which was scheduled to hold in July in Asaba, Delta State was cancelled and rescheduled due to circumstances beyond the Association’s control”
It would be recalled that heavy carnage was averted the industry in June when a Peace Airline conveying AAAN delegates from Lagos to Asaba for congress could not land due to poor visibility occasioned by bad weather and the aircraft had to make a detour back to Lagos amid panic and trepidation. This occasioned the postponement.
The theme for this year’s AGM/Congress remains “The War Within: Solutions for Survival”.
The President of the Association, Mr. Ikechi Odigbo reiterated that the Association aimed to use the AGM as a platform to engage in intellectual and critical discourse on the challenges facing the business and practice of Advertising in Nigeria and advocate unorthodox solutions in rebuilding and rebranding the industry.
The Chairman of the Events Planning Committee, Mr. Doyin Adewumi affirmed that the Association has come to a decision to invite distinguished senior members of the Association to lead the discourse on the theme. He further stated that the impact of the discourse will be beneficial to delegates and members of the Association.
To underscore the importance of the AGM, the Association has invited Mr. Jimi Awosika, Vice Chairman, Troyka Holdings. The panelists include, Mr. Steve Babaeko, Group CEO, X3M Ideas, Mrs. Chizor Malize, CEO, Brandzone LLC and Mr. Igbo Amadi-Obi, CEO, BBDO.
He added that in recognition of meritorious service, some senior members will be honoured and given special recognition awards at the AGM/Congress.
The Association’s AGM is always a major event in the nation’s marketing communications calendar and it always attracts overwhelming local and foreign coverage.
Captains of the industry and top business leaders and policy makers within and outside the marketing communication industry are expected at the AGM.