NIMN set to hold Annual Marketing Conference, AGM

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) is set to hold its Annual Marketing Conference, Dinner/Awards Night on May 9, 2019 at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The President, NIMN, Mr. Tony Agenmonmen, disclosed this to newsmen at the NIMN Head Office Lagos, stressing that the institute would also hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM), a day after the conference on May 10, 2019.

The Chairman Editorial Board, ThisDay Newspapers, Mr. Segun Adeniyi will deliver the keynote address which will be followed by a moderated panel of discussion.

Agenmonmen pointed out that the conference, themed:”Marketing Nigeria’s Non-Oil Sector For Sustainable Growth and Development” was informed by the institute’s concerted and deliberate efforts at marketing Nigeria’s Non-Oil sector.

According to him, there is an urgent need to diversify Nigeria’s economy from its total reliance on oil, noting that at the moment the world is moving away from oil to solar and other sources of energy.

Asked if Nigeria is ready for this change, Agenmonmen said: “It is not about being ready; we have to move away from oil. It is no more about whether the price of oil is going up or it is going down. The truth is that oil is going out of fashion.”

“People are driving electric cars, solar energy is being used in many parts of the world, so sooner than we think; oil will go out of fashion. It is better for us, in fact actually, we are late; we should then now double our steps in terms of developing our non-oil exports”

The NIMN President added that marketing Nigeria’s Non-oil sector would not only help in diversifying the country’s economy, it would also make her less vulnerable to fluctuations in crude oil prices.

According to Agenmonmen, the conference will be a congregation of marketing professionals from different sectors of the Nigerian economy, other professionals, the academia, government functionaries, students as well as members of the general public.

“As usual, the summary of actionable Conference conclusions will be presented to the government as our input to policy making and execution” he added.

Agenmonmen also noted that the focus of the AGM will be to enable his administration present account of its stewardship for the year ended December 2018, adding that elections will be held to fill the position of the President and Chairman of Council.

The panelists include: the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Proshare Nigeria Limited, Mr. Femi Awoyemi, the Principal Consultant/CEO, Necci Limited, Mrs. Nkechi Ali-Balogun, the Director Academic Planning, Abia State University, Uturu, Professor Gazie Okpara, the Director General, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, Professor John Otaigbe, Department of Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt and would be moderated by the Managing Director, Nitro 121, Mr. Lampe Omoyele.


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