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Abia creative, entertainment summit holds tomorrow



In the Nigeria’s creative industry, Abia State boasts of a large numbers of stakeholders, who are active players in the sector. It is against this backdrop that a group of notable personalities has come up with idea to hold the first edition of Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit. The summit is part of activities to mark the State’s 27th Anniversary.

Holding tomorrow at the Virgin Rose Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, starting from 11am, the Chairman of the project team and veteran Nollywood star Mr. Ejike Asiegbu said the summit was created for the unity and partnership of all creative industry personalities of Abia State towards creating a forum for the development of the state’s creative economy and tourism promotion.

“The vision is to lay a solid foundation for the support and welfare of all Abia Creative/Entertainment Personalities across the world,” he said.


Dr. Chima D. Anyaso, MD/CEO of Ceeson Energy Oil & Gas Limited and Chairman Le Paris Continental Hotel, Lagos, will chair the event, while the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Victor Ikpeazu is Special Guest of Honour. Meanwhile the Commissioners for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Ogbonna Obioma, as well as Information, according to Asiegbu are being expected at the Summit.

The theme of this year’s event, Asiegbu revealed, is Strengthening the Global Partnership for Abia Creative Industry and Tourism Development.

“Like I said earlier on, the summit is designed to create a platform for creative and intellectual interaction amongst Abia intellectuals, Captains of Industries, Creative Industry Personalities, the International Community and Representatives of Multinational Companies in Nigeria on the “The Role of the Creative Industry and Tourism Promotion Towards Abia Development’. The event focuses on discovering a narrative that all constituencies can share, as we embark on the Abia creative industry business and tourism developmental objectives of taking Abia to the world stage,” the Nollywood star said.

Asiegbu listed some of the corporate objectives of the summit as connecting with target partners for global acceptance for the Abia creative industry, investment opportunities and tourism potentials; communicating key messages to potential local and foreign investors, using the faces of Abia creative industry personalities, even as he gave an insight on what the day will look like.

The event will also feature topics by reputable Keynote Speakers, the unveiling of Ada Abia Universe Beauty Pageant and a mini documentary of the works of Abia creative industry personalities, investment opportunities and untapped tourism potentials in Abia State.

“The Project Team is committed with the responsibility to producing an action plan of recommendations and synergy for partnership with major stakeholders, brands, groups and well meaning personalities for the establishment of modern day structures for Abia Creative Industry and Tourism Development.”

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