NIMN set to hold annual marketing conference and AGM

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has announced its plans and readiness to hold its 2021 annual marketing conference, Annual General Meeting (AGM), as well as 2021 Council elections.

This was disclosed by the President and Chairman of the Council, Tony Agenmonmen, during a media briefing organised to pre-notify both existing and would-be members of the Institute. The event was held at Radisson Hotel,  Ikeja, Lagos State.

Mr. Agenmonmen stated that this year’s annual marketing conference with the theme: “SMEs in Post-Covid -19 World”, is billed to hold on 27 May, and was prompted by the knowledge that SMEs play indispensable roles in the economic and social lives of the nation, in the creation of employment, alleviation of poverty, and immense contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Stressing further, the president said: “It is therefore important to bring to the fore, the challenges being faced by these SMEs in the country which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He added: “By so doing, we intend to share practical insights on how SMEs can adapt and thrive in the Post-Covid -19 era.”

The NIMN boss mentioned that this year’s AGM  will be held on 28 May, 2021, and will serve as a platform to present the accounts of stewardship of the 4 years tenure of the out-going executives for the year ended 31 December 2020, as this will mark his last AGM as the Chairman of the Council.

He revealed that the AGM will also witness the 2021 elections to fill the positions of the president and two Council seats, whose debates are scheduled to hold on May 15 /16, 2021, for both the Presidency and Council contestants.

Agenmonmen remarked that the media briefing was symbolic and is seen as a milestone achievement for the NIMN, as the Council has moved a step further in its quest to build a very strong and highly professional marketing institute which is the formal inauguration of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria Disciplinary Tribunal, with its Investigating Panel, envisaged in the NIMN Act 25 of 2003.

“Today’s inauguration of the Disciplinary Tribunal /Investigating Panel and swearing in of members is another milestone for our Institute. We now join the elite club of the very few Institutes that have such set-up. ”

Highlighting on some of his achievements, Agenmonmen maintained that nobody can ever say he has fully reached his objectives because it is always work-in-progress.

He noted that his tenure has been able to rebuild the morale of its members and also improved the equity of the brand – the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, which he said he is very satisfactory with.

Speaking on his expectations, the Institute boss urged the incoming president to ensure the same, even though he has his own agenda for the Council. “I think that the most important thing is we have to connect to strengthen equity as well as ensuring unity to keep the family together.”

Chairman of the newly inaugurated Disciplinary Tribunal, Dr. Ify Uraih, while stating on his ambitions for the Tribunal said: “My ambition is to have an institute that everybody acts professionally and obeys all the rules as stipulated. I assure you that as members of the Tribunal, we will be fair in all the decisions that we take.”


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