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Swiss Education Group holds hospitality workshop

By Editor
14 June 2016   |   10:15 am
If making someone smile every day comes naturally to you, then a career in hospitality may just be the thing for you!

Explore west African crafts or laze by the pool at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel, located in the heart of Nigeria's capital and 5 minutes' drive from government ministries. Spend evenings at one of 7 restaurants and bars or Dom Casino. De-stress in the health club or do business in one of 24 meeting rooms.

If making someone smile every day comes naturally to you, then a career in hospitality may just be the thing for you!

It is predicted by the World Travel & Tourism Council, that the travel & tourism industry will account for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet by 2025 and generate nearly 7 million jobs per year for the next ten years. The current economic situation holds a lot of uncertainty for Nigeria’s workforce. Banks are laying off scores of employees monthly, Lawyers are underpaid, Doctors are constantly on strike and the engineers? Well, the jobs are farther away each day.

For young Nigerians starting out on their university journey or those considering a change in career, the Hospitality industry presents a plethora of exciting opportunities. Hospitality careers go beyond hotel jobs and span across luxury event management, culinary arts, travel, tourism, and hospitality management.

With all this in mind, the Swiss Education Group is organizing its first African workshop, The Hospitality Workshop Africa 2016. The event, which holds on June 18 at Eko Hotels and Suites aims to explore opportunities available in the industry, with a selection of seasoned professionals sharing their experiences and insights.

Panelists include Benoit Samson, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Swiss Education group, Sally Mbanefo, Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Funmi Victor-Okigbo: MD/CEO No Surprises Events, Obinna Ekezie, MD/CEO Wakanow, Nkem Odewunmi CEO Food Fashion Fusion, and Belinda Nwosu: Lead Researcher, The W Hospitality Group
Panelists will speak about career opportunities in the hospitality industry and how to venture in, business knowledge, opportunities in hospitality and tourism, possible challenges and how to overcome them.