July 12, (THEWILL) – Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), has disclosed plans for its 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM). The one-day gathering, which is slated for July 21, will be held at Rockview (Royale) Hotel, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
This was made known by the President of the federation, Nkwereuwem Onung. According to Onung, aside from the business session, AGM, which is a non–elective one, will have a note speaker and panel session focused on x-raying the Nigerian tourism sector.
Onung further revealed that it was pertinent to examine performance of the sector and set an agenda for both government and private sector, which would serve as a springboard and guide for the new administration that would come on board in 2023.
Speaking, he said the theme for this year’s AGM is tagged; “Tourism in Nigeria: The Way Forward”, with guest speakers from both public and private sectors, with different backgrounds and expertise in tourism to examine the theme from both angles and proffer solutions to identify challenges, which at the end will form part of FTAN’s blueprint to be widely circulated for the benefit of the operators in the sector.
Speakers for the private sector panel include: Mrs Justina Ovat, who is the president of Women in Hospitality and vice president, South South, FTAN; Mrs Victoria Akai,
Director General, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dr Adedayo Adesugba, Chief executive officer, Nexus 318, Hospitality Management and Investment Limited; Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, President, Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN); and Dr Adun Okpe, Senior Advisor, Red Clay, among others.