The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has concluded plans to hold its 50th Annual General Meeting/Congress at the International Conference Center ICC, Abuja from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd September 2023.
This year’s AGM/Congress which is themed “50 years young, Ready for more” will have the Hon. Min. for Information and National Orientation, Mr. Mohammed Idris as the Special Guest of Honour as well as other notable government dignitaries which will be present at the 50th Anniversary AGM/Gala of the association.
As part of the activities of the 50th anniversary AGM, the Association will be paying a courtesy visit to the Presidency. The visit will be an avenue to discuss the growth and impact of the communication industry on the nation and opportunities that can be harnessed to strategically position the industry.
The President of the Association, Mr. Steve Babaeko stated that this year’s AGM is very special because it’s our 50th anniversary and it’s been a journey with many achievements and milestones to celebrate with lots of great campaigns developed over the years. The association has grown in leaps and bounds with so many great advertising veterans that has contributed to the intellectual and socio-economic growth of the industry.
This year’s 50th Anniversary AGM is with a difference because it’s all about celebrating the breakthroughs of the last 50 years while driving harder for more records to break in the next 50 years. is a platform to actively engage in intellectual and critical discourse on the opportunities that can be harnessed in improving the business and practice of Advertising in Nigeria and advocate unconventional solutions in rebuilding and rebranding the industry.
The Chairman of the Events Planning Committee, Mr. Doyin Adewumi stated that the Association has come to a decision to invite leading experts in their fields to lead the discourse on the theme. He further stated that the impact of the discourse will be beneficial to delegates and members of the Association.
The association has invited experts in different fields to discuss a relevant topic titled “African Initiative to the World”. The experts are Prof. Mustapha Akinwunmi (Senior Researcher at the Center for International Policy Studies at Fordham University), and Mr. John Ugbe (CEO, Multichoice) as speakers. The panelists include Ms. Bolanle Austen-Peters, (Founders & Artistic Director, BAP Productions), Mr. Bayo Omoboriowo, (Founder, The Kreative Village) Mrs. Nnenna Onyewuchi, (Co-Founder/Chief Growth, Halo), Mr. Jay Chukwuemeka, COO, (Imaginarium, Marketing Communications).
To make the day very special, we will be launching a Unity Song co-produced by Colbams Asuquo and the Association to foster togetherness, oneness, peace, and harmony in the nation.
The Director, Mrs. Kemi Fabusoro added that in recognition of meritorious service, the past President will be honoured and given meritorious awards. Also, young practitioners who have shown exceptional leadership will also be recognised at the AGM/Congress.
In line with the association’s commitment towards capability building and to kick off the activities of the AGM, a career fair will also be held at the National Open University, Abuja.
The Association’s AGM is always a major event in the nation’s marketing communications calendar, and it always attracts overwhelming local and foreign coverage that promises to be engaging, and memorable and will clearly impact positively on the delegates and the industry at large.