….strategies for increased awareness for insurance industry in Nigeria
The Corporate Affairs Committee of the Nigeria Insurers Association (CAMCONIA), the body consisting of the Corporate Affairs Managers of insurance companies in Nigeria, will be holding its 2016 Annual Retreat with the theme “Impact of Public Relations on Insurance & Risk Management” from the 15th-17th September, 2016 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The three-day event will be declared open by the Director-General of the Nigeria Insurers Association, Mr. Sunday Thomas. Other expected dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the event include the Rt. Hon. (Bashorun) Olumuyiwa Oladipo, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ogun State, Hon. Adedayo Adeneye, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ogun State and the Senior Special Assistant to the Ogun State Governor, Hon. Semiu Alao is also expected to grace the occasion.
To lead the discussion at the Retreat, which is expected to improve the knowledge of the practitioners is Dr. Rotimi Oladele, the President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), he will be taking the participants on Communication Driven Structure and Governance, Branding & Demand Creation, Stakeholder Mapping for Corporate Success amongst other topics. Mr. Tope Adaramola, the Chairman of Ogun State Chapter of NIPR will also facilitate a session on Etiquette, Poise and Protocol for Contemporary Corporate Communication Managers.
According to the Chairman of CAMCONIA, Dr. Tunde Odeyemi who is also the Head of Corporate Communications of STACO Insurance Plc, said that the aim of the retreat is to enable its members brainstorm on the various challenges facing increased awareness of the insurance industry in Nigeria, “and how, as image-managers, CAMCONIA can develop strategies to increase public awareness of insurance and its usefulness to the Nigerian society. He added.
Odeyemi also said, “The retreat among other reasons intends to deliberately enhance members’ personal knowledge power and reputation management skills.
“This would in turn also translate into better service delivery, leading to an improved insurance industry. It is a known fact that the onus should be on operators and professionals in contemporary times to continually train and re-train themselves in order to catch up with the trend of the times.”
The Chairman further added that at the end of the retreat, members of the body will be able to devise various initiatives that will result in increased awareness, while also helping them become more effective as corporate communication managers in their various companies.
CAMCONIA is the Corporate Affairs Managers Committee of the Nigerian Insurers Association, set up by the Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA) to seek a common ground in the growth of the Insurance industry in Nigeria. Meetings are held monthly at the NIA Office in Victoria Island, Lagos.