AAAN Reschedules 46TH Annual General Meeting

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The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has rescheduled its 46th Annual General Meeting initially scheduled to hold in July in Asaba, Delta State.

According to a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Jenkins Alumona, the congress will now hold at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki/Ajah, Lagos on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September, 2019.

Alumona noted that the AGM/Congress, whose theme remains“The War Within: Solutions for Survival”, was cancelled initially and rescheduled due to circumstances beyond the Association’s control.

The statement reads in part: ‘ The President of the Association, Mr. Ikechi Odigbo had 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’.

As a way demonstrating the importance of the annual meeting, Alumona said the association had invited Mr. Jimi Awosika, Vice Chairman, Troyka Holdings as keynote speaker while other panelists include, Mr. Steve Babaeko, Group CEO, X3M Ideas, Mrs. Chizor Malize, CEO, Brandzone LLC and Mr. Igbo Amadi-Obi, CEO, BBDO.

According to the publicity secretary,  some senior members of the association will be honoured and given special recognition awards at the AGM/Congress in recognition of their meritorious service.

It is on record that the Association’s Annual General Meeting is always a major event in the nation’s marketing communications calendar as it often attracts overwhelming local and foreign coverage as well as captains of the industry and top business leaders and policy makers within and outside the marketing communication industry.

Samson Oyedeyi

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