An aviation events company, Mr And Ms Aviation Nigeria (MAMAN), says it is collaborating with the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) to attract investments into the industry in Nigeria.
Ololade Adenekan, the Media Manager, MAMAN, said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that it would bring industry players and value-chain professionals together to attract investment and advancement into the aviation industry.
Adenekan said that the firm in collaboration with NACC, Ministry of Transportation, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Zenith Carex International Limited and Lush Purple Jets Services would hold “Avi-Day” on Nov. 9.
According to him, the Avi-Day will feature a conference and exhibition tagged the ‘Nigerian Aviation Business Exhibition (NABE)’ aimed at systematically addressing the challenges in the industry.
“How to address the industry‘s challenges will be discussed vis-a-vis pertinent topics relevant to the growth of the industry, creating a functional community and aiding small businesses.
“The exhibition will create an avenue for industry players to showcase or demonstrate their products and service offerings to a target audience.
“This is with a view to further project their brand, increase sales amongst others, and bringing the aviation industry closer to non-aviators,” the media manager said.
According to Adenekan, those interested in aviation will have access to first-hand information on available opportunities and how to get into the industry through the forum.
He said that “Avi-Day” would also feature a Gala Night with a beauty pageant “Miss Aviation Nigeria” later on the same day.
He added that the contestants would go through leadership and entrepreneurship training to enhance their capacity.
“Application for Miss Aviation Nigeria is open to all ladies and the ultimate prize is one million naira, amongst other prizes.”
Adenekan said that the event would have in attendance: industry experts, chief executives of airlines companies, logistics companies, Insurance companies, airline business consultants and representatives of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Finance and Tourism.
He said that fashion entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), aircraft brokers, international and local suppliers, airline chain stores and policy makers would also be at the event.