In a bid to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Abia State, stakeholders in the entertainment sector have concluded plans to hold the first edition of the ‘Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit.’
And with the theme being ”Strengthening the Global Partnership for Abia Creative Industry and Tourism Development’, the event is scheduled to hold on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Four Point Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11am.
It will be chaired by Dr. Chima D. Anyaso, MD/CEO of Ceeson Energy Oil Gas Limited and Chairman, Le Paris Continental Hotel, Lagos. The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Victor Ikpeazu will be the Special Guest of Honour while the commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Ogbonna Obioma are expected.
Chairman, Project Team; 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 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.”
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.
Asiegbu hinted that aside keynote speakers, the event would also lead to 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.”
Speaking further on the modalities of the event, Asiegbu said: “The music and comedy concert will take place after the summit (on the same day) at the O’jez Entertainment Arena, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos at 7pm till dawn. I must add here that Barrister Mrs Ngozi Nwangwa Head of Abia Tourism Board has given some assurance that she and officials of the board would be present at the two events that day.”
Ojez Entertainment, Culture TV Concept and Forever Communications Limited are driving the idea with team members comprising Admin/Event Director; Mr. Peterson Agu, National Coordinator General Frank Dallas, Director Media Alozie Alonzo Uzoukwu, Director Presentation; Emeka Enyiocha, Director Protocol Mathew Nwankwo, Liaison Gloria Mba and Lisa Onu will be in charge of Welfare.
Some Abia celebrities include Bright Chimezie, Kanu Nwankwo, Ogbonna Kanu, Ikechi Uko, Bright Okpocha (Basket Mouth) and many others.