It is on record that Abia State boasts of a large numbers of the key players in the Nigerian entertainment industry. And it is against this backdrop that a group of notable personalities have come up with idea to hold the first edition of the “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit”, an event that was hatched as part of activities marking the state’s 27th Anniversary.
Scheduled to hold on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Banquet Hall of Four Point Hotel, Plot 9/10, Block 2, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11am, Chairman, Project Team; veteran Nollywood star Mr. Ejike Asiegbu said the “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit” “was created for the unity and partnership of all creative industry personalities of Abia State towards creating a forum for the development of Abia 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.”
Chairman of the event is Dr. Chima D. Anyaso, MD/CEO, Ceeson Energy Oil Gas Limited and Chairman Le Paris Continental Hotel, Lagos. The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Victor Ikpeazu is Special Guest of Honour while the commissioners for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Ogbonna Obioma as well as Information, according to Asiegbu are also 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.