Lagos Marriott Hotel to host first Aviation, Cargo and Export Conference.
The newly opened Lagos Marriott Hotel will play host to the First AviaCargo Event in Nigeria.
The upscale Marriot was opened to the public in May 2021. With 250 rooms located in the heart of Ikeja GRA near the airport it is well positioned to host Aviation events.
Chike Ogeah, managing director, Macfolly Hospitality Limited, owners of Lagos Marriott stated when he led the organisers round the function suites of the hotel.
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Lagos Marriott is allied to the Aviation Sector and Looks forward to hosting more Aviation Conferences and Welcomes Chinet Aviacargo events to Lagos Marriott. “Aviation and cargo are part of the heritage of the owners of this hotel and we are happy to be a part of this maiden edition,” he said.
More stakeholders are signing up for the first aviation, cargo and export conference in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Export Promotion Council, the apex body in charge of promoting export in Nigeria will be participating in the 2 day event. They will be making a presentation on how exporters can be assisted to do more through aviation. NEPC is at the heart of all projects to lift Aviacargo in Nigeria.
The gazetting of four airports as export processing zones brings to fore the importance of the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) to the growth of Aviacargo in Nigeria.
NEPZA will be at CHINET to showcase the opportunities available to investors at the airports. NEPC and NEPZA will be joining the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Ethiopian Airlines as major partners of the first Aviacargo event in Nigeria.
The two leading aviation cargo and logistics companies in Nigeria NAHCO and SAHCO will be major players at this event along with many airlines, logistics and global financial service companies
According to the organisers, the event which is the first of it’s kind is coming up on the 25th and 26th of August 2021 in Lagos.
The conveners of this event, Atqnews a global Pan African Travel News Organisation says that the conference is long overdue.
It says in its Introductory message that, “Nigeria, a country with over 200 million resourceful people, depends a lot on imports that have been eroding the national wealth.
The Conference which will have an exhibition part will be broken into three parts over two days, aviation, cargo and exports.
The Aviation aspect will have a presentation and panel discussion on ‘Airlines, Airports and Aviation’ Experts including Airline CEOs, past airport CEOs and aviators will discuss the reasons why our airlines and airport systems have not delivered the best possible outcomes for aviation in Nigeria.
The second part will be presentations and panel discussions on the cargo and logistics value chain, the challenges of scale and the opportunities available.
The third Part will be on Export and how to scale capacity.
At the End of the 2 day event, “We will leave the event with enough knowledge about the current aviation situation in Nigeria and its role in growing the economy by driving bigger cargo exports from Nigeria.
“With this understanding of the cargo and export systems we can integrate our systems by networking and learning from each other as problems shared eventually become problems solved” Ikechi Uko, publisher Atqnews, organisers of the event said.