Hotel Owners to Hold Conference & Expo

By Ekene Okafor, Lagos

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The Hotel Owners Forum Abuja, HOFA has announced its readiness to host this year’s Conference & Expo, from November 29 to 30, 2022.

The Management team of the association, led by the President, Mrs. Funmi Kazeem, stated that the landmark Hotel Business Conference and Expo was one of the activities rolled-out to mark the 20th anniversary of HOFA’s founding.

HOFA is one of the leading hospitality business associations in Nigeria. It was founded in the year 2002.

Over the years, HOFA has been main pathfinder in Nigeria’s hospitality trade and services sector.

The Forum has been proactive in protecting members’ interest by consistently interfacing with Government agencies, and other non-state actors, to facilitate conducive business environments and advance favourable policies for hospitality and tourism businesses operating in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.

HOFA’s planned Hotel Business Conference & Expo is billed to be an international event to the benefit of tourism and hospitality operators and service providers in Nigeria.

It will be an exceptional networking opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry investors, stakeholders and leaders.

This maiden Hotel Business Conference and Expo 2022 is scheduled to hold at the popular Rockview Hotel (Royale) Wuse 2, Abuja.

The HOFA President, Mrs. Funmi Kazeem, explained that the event is a platform for like-minded peers in the hospitality industry to make valuable connections, exhibit, learn, do business and also discuss solutions to some challenges facing the hospitality industry, especially post Covid-19 pandemic.

She says, “We are celebrating HOFA, an organisation that has strived through thick and thin for 20yrs and still waxing stronger. With the myriad of challenges facing the industry generally, we felt the need to bring industry experts together, both from the international, private and government sectors to discuss issues that would bring about drastic forward-shift in the industry and reposition it to take its place of pride, as one of the industries that contributes so much to Nigeria’s IGR and labour force,.”she says

Mrs. Kazeem added that solutions to some lingering issues in the industry would be proffered and exceptional networking opportunities would have been created for the hotels, and other participants at the end of the conference.

Lot of Nigerians hospitality industry leaders and some high-level Federal Government officials will be attending the 2-day event in Abuja.

Some of the dignitaries that she confirmed would headline the event include, Turaki Nura Sani Kangiwa, the DG of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Chief Folorunsho Coker, the DG of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation; Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the DG National Council for Arts and Culture; Dr. Mrs. Victoria Akai, the DG Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Mrs. Dupe Olusola.

Others are, the Managing Director of Transcorp Hilton; Mr. Nkereuwem Onung, the President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria; Sir Chika Chiejina, the Chairman Savannah Group and Chief Abiodun Odunsanwo, the President Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria.

 

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