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BWA annual conference and exhibition holds next month

By Maria Diamond
20 October 2018   |   4:00 am
The 2018 edition of the annual Beauty West Africa (BWA) exhibition and conference has been billed to hold on November 21_23, at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Tokunbo Chiedu

The 2018 edition of the annual Beauty West Africa (BWA) exhibition and conference has been billed to hold on November 21_23, at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The conference which is organized by Compass Global will not only focus on the growth of the Nigeria beauty industry, but will also be an international platform for business-to-business engagements and export promotion for stakeholders from over 100 companies across the world, not leaving out local brands that would showcase proudly-Nigerian brands.

Tokunbo Chiedu, CEO of Compass Global said due to the lack of local skilled manpower in the beauty sector, there is need for a review of the education and the technical training of beauty personnel/professionals in the country.

“We lack adequate investment into research, which in turn makes it impossible for our products to equate global standards, hence the need to invest more in the education sector via technical colleges and government approved beauty institutes for those interested in a career path in the beauty sector.

“Euromonitor has revealed that the Nigerian beauty sector is worth N3billion, confirming the viability of Nigeria’s beauty sector. Therefore, a skilled and knowledgeable manpower base is the foundation to a thriving beauty sector,” she said.

The conference alongside the exhibition will highlight pertinent issues around sector growth, export, education, training, as well as processing and manufacturing of beauty products.