IFFR 2015 Awards Announced
The Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON STONE
“Celebrating 5 Years of An Intervention!”  IREP Documentary Film
CPD 9th Annual Research Conference On Cultural Diplomacy University of Southern  California
“Thy Will be Done” a new movie of Obi Emelonye
TECO BENSON (MFR) AN ACCOMPLISHED NOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
WOMEN: MAKE IT HAPPEN
15 Women with VVF Benefit from Diamond Bank & Stephanie Linus’ Extended Hands Foundation
The Film UNBROKEN Directed by Angelina Jolie on cinemas Dec. 26,2014

Movie “IN THE MUSIC” Premier at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas the Palms

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Rising Phoenix Entertainment is announces today their theatrical release of their new musical movie called IN THE MUSIC. The movie based on the well known expression “from grass to grace” will be premiering on the 26th March 2015 at Genesis Deluxe Cinema at the Palms mall Victoria Island.

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Stars : Omawumi Megbele, Keira Hewatch, Bryan Okwara, Tomi Odunsi, Beverly Naya, Chelsea Eze.
Special Apperance by: Kenneth Okoli, Omalich of Rhythm 93.7, Naomi Mac.

Synopsis
“IN THE MUSIC” is about Ihuoma and Nnenna are two sisters that give a new meaning to the phrase “when life gives you lemons…” having lost their mother to lung cancer at an early age, life becomes very complicated for them. Owing to life and its difficulties they had to survive the harsh realities of a big city. They journey through this musical quest finding happiness and comfort as they make friends and enemies along the way.
IN THE MUSIC has been a labor of love that started with Rising Phoenix Entertainment to Genesis deluxe cinemas as distributors of this project .
“Our love for this film and the blood and sweat that went into it makes me confidence that IN THE MUSIC will reach a wide audience who will be able to identify with it, says the producer Oluchi Afurobi.

Written by :Chidi Udensi and Oluchi Afurobi
Directed by: Chibuzor “Jay” Afurobi
Produced by: Oluchi “lulu” Afurobi

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“Celebrating 5 Years of An Intervention!” IREP Documentary Film

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“Celebrating 5 Years of An Intervention!”

by Femi Odugbemi, Executive Director/Co-Founder IREP Documentary Film Forum.

FIVE years ago when we set out to host the first iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival, all we had in mind was to create a forum where we could enjoy the best documentary films from around the world that we loved the most! Who knew that what began as an idea to feed a passion for documentary films will evolve into such a driver for growing the documentary film genre not only in Nigeria but across the continent?
For starters we have rekindled awareness of the power and possibilities of documentary to provoke debate, highlight issues, explicate human experiences and explore history and cultures.

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We have over the past 5 years screened over 350 films of diverse styles, languages and themes from over 40 countries of the world. We have built a passionate and growing audience for documentary films that are entertaining, impactful, penetrating and enlightening. We have formed an army of young filmmakers who understand the form and are focusing on documentary as a creative platform of expression and intervention. We have built platforms for training and skill development in the art of documentary via our workshops and conferences especially for young filmmakers.

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We have provided international networking platforms for experienced Producers through our ‘Producers Round table’ events. We have — through our strategic international alliances and partnerships with the Africa World Documentary Film Festival at the University of Missouri USA — gained access to the finest contemporary documentary films and filmmakers from across the world. Our partnership base has also included reputable international organizations such as the Goethe Institut with whom we began 5years ago, the British Council, the Ford Foundation, Freedom Park and many others who have supported our vision. We have been networked into key global documentary film circuits such as the People2People (P2P) forum in South Africa; Documentary Network Africa (DNA); Dok.fest in Munich and Sheffield Film Festival in the UK, among others.

We have achieved a lot in just 5 years but most importantly we have grown interest and activity in the art of documentary because more than ever before more and more documentary films are being produced in Nigeria and more documentary filmmakers are emerging to participate at the IREP Documentary Film Festival every year.All of these have happened because we have retained our passion for documentary cinema and focused on inviting as many people as possible to appreciate its power and promise!

Of course, our challenges yearly has always been funding support but we are growing stronger by the year. The IREP brand is known across the continent and beyond; it is trusted for its quality and it is still creating impact. We have made it this far and we are thankful, especially to all our friends and our supporters who continue to believe in the importance of our vision.

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This landmark 5th anniversary festival will explore the theme: “REINVENTING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IN A DIGITAL SPACE,” and this will form the overriding concern that our screenings, presentations and conversations will explore. Though conceived on the traditional iREP thematic framework of Africa in Self-conversation, the theme is premised on the reality that Digital media technology is expanding narrative possibilities and shaping audiences’ experiences of how realities are articulated. Documentary filmmaking is coming to terms with these new realities and continuously finding hybrid strategies to navigate the blurred lines crisscrossing verite and satisfying the ever changing temperament of the digital world that is hip, fun-seeking, chaotic, multi-tasking, and attention sapping. For documentary filmmaking, digital technology presents a challenge and an opportunity that would either remarkably transform and redefine what passes as a documentary film or bury the art in its past. More than ever before there is a need to reinvent the art of documentary filmmaking within the space of the new elements that are dictating the trend of media consumption and experience globally. We are also conscious of the inevitable movement of Television broadcasting and services into full digital era as envisaged by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission and that
quite a lot of African nations have set same 2015 as deadline for their full embrace of digital broadcasting on the continent.

irep 6Highlights of the festival will include film screenings, keynotes, panel discussions, producers’ roundtable, awards presentation, and training/workshops. This festival will screen over 40 films curated around themes and issues in Africa. It has become a tradition for the festival to engage Africa and Africans in self-conversation and create talking points that can bring insights on developmental issues in Africa. This edition of
the festival has deliberately allowed an eclectic selection of films addressing different subject matters and selected widely from different parts of the World, including USA, South Africa, Uganda, UK, Ghana,

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Cameroon, Kenya, Germany, Cuba, Canada, France, Nigeria, and many more.
The Producers’ Roundtable is a forum that bring international filmmakers and producers together in an extensive discussion that covers areas such as international collaborations and co-productions, film distributions,publicity and marketing, international best practices, and prevailing industry trends. This edition of the Producers’ Roundtable will explore the
opportunities that technologies bring to film distribution using case studies from very successful campaigns. The migration to digital broadcast by many countries in Africa will also be a cogent point of discussion, particularly on how documentary filmmaking can take advantage of the policy.

IREP 9 Every edition of the iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival, we recognize the industry and commitment of those who have made immense contributions to the discipline of documentary filmmaking in Nigeria; this cuts across different areas that facilitates the filmmaking process. In the last 4 years, iREP has trained close to 200 young and upcoming filmmakers in the art of documentary filmmaking. The 2015 festival will expand on what has been done in the past; the training will run for 4 days, offering intensive hands-on knowledge of filmmaking. The training is a two-tier documentary filmmaking course on “TELLING YOUR STORY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE” and “DISTRIBUTING YOUR STORY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE.” Our goal is to prepare the participants for the opportunities of digital filmmaking in a broad sense. We believe that Documentary filmmakers must become more flexible and invent new ways of telling stories across multiple platforms and immersive formats. The thrust for a post-modernist self-aware documentary film culture must find a space for itself in the digital agenda and marry creative storytelling with timelessness of issues that are yearning to be told.

 

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This fifth edition of iREP will interrogate how the documentary filmmaker is engaging his art within the digital space – can documentaries remain verite, or like beauty, what the truth will be in the eyes of the beholder?
We look forward to the activities and interactions of the 2015 festival with great excitement, and we hope strongly that as many people as possible would be a part of it.

For more info please visit www.irepfilmfestival.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON STONE

 

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Today is the birthday of Sharon Yvonne Stone an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.

She is the producer of the film ”INVOCATION” An exploration of the notion of ‘God’ and World Peace through Religion, Spirituality, History, Science, Politics and Arts.

And also the film “FEMME” a documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world. A celebration of women healing the world

Wishing her a happy birthday and many years ahead.

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WOMEN: MAKE IT HAPPEN

w 2Rhoda Watson of US Consulate, Access Bank MD Herbert Wigwe, Mrs Remi Sonaiye Presidential Candidate of Kowa Party and  US Ambassador to Nigeria Jeffrey Hawkins

The women’s history month program organized by the US Consulate in collaboration with Access bank was a huge success.The Managing Director of Access Bank made a brief opening speech before the program started
Firstly it was a privilege that I was invited to this powerful and one of the most important burning issues concerning women in the world today.
The discussion was tailored to giving women support and encouraging them to be what they want to be without any prejudice. In our African society women are actually deprived their rights to assume some certain post and responsibilities in politics, corporate world and are not well regarded like a male child.

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I must commend the organizers for having such a solid professional panelists in likes of Toyosi Akerele Ogunsip, Fela Durotoye, Adesuwa Onyenukwe and others for their contributions and their concerns over women and their dreams. A country can’t progress, if the women are not involved. Empower a woman and you empower a nation. Women should make the education of their children top priority because the success of any child depends on the mother’s input.
However Toyisi Akerele stressed that individuals should sustain their mentor, particularly older women mentoring the younger ones and the younger women should respect the older women.
In addition Fela Durooye spoke on the gender balance in all areas of profession because it has been notice that any organization whose work force has a large number of women do have better products and services .Women save better and they are good investors and managers.
Women should know their worth and demand their rights, they should not be afraid to walk away from opportunities when they are expected to compromise.
Another speaker discussed the issues and challenges confronting women in the society, giving example of Aba Women Riot of 1929, she said that women should have a united voice put aside their differences ,learn to synergize their resources to address issues concerning them. To aspire to attain common goals despite their cultural and ethnic differences. Women should learn and trust love and help each other. They should be catalyst for change help the less privileged rise above the marginalization and injustice in the society.
It was a fruitful discussion and the story of Chisholm Shirley was very inspiring to the teaming audience that attended the program,
Then the short movie “hear word” is a story we must take home because most rapist are relation of their victim’s not even strangers.
In all it was a very good forum to share experience and network. With people we met at the first time.
I want to thank the US Ambassador Jeffrey Hawkins for supporting this kind of contending discussion that hove around women all over the world and more importantly we must disseminate the information as wide as we can to touch and encourage women around us. WE SAY “WOMEN,MAKE IT HAPPEN”

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IFFR 2015 Awards Announced

 

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IFFR 2015 Hivos Tiger Awards winners with Festival director Rutger Wolfson. Photo by Felix Kalkman

Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world

Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at IFFR’s main venue de Doelen. The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Award Competition prize were LA OBRA DEL SIGLO by Carlos M. Quintela,VANISHING POINT by Jakrawal Nilthamrong and VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES) by Juan Daniel F. Molero. Each was awarded a cash prize of €15,000. The FIPRESCI Award went to Isabelle Tollenaere for BATTLES. The Big Screen Award of €10,000 went to SECOND COMING by Debbie Tucker. The cash prize will go towards the costs of distribution in Benelux. The KNF Award went to Michael Noer for KEY HOUSE MIRROR. The NETPAC Award for the best Asian feature film screening in Official Selection went to POET ON A BUSINESS TRIP by Ju Anqi. The MovieZone IFFR Award chosen by the young people’s MovieZone jury from EYE went to James Napier Robertson for THE DARK HORSE.
On announcing the awards Wolfson commented “There were so many intriguing, thought provoking, passionate films in our selection this year. We hoped and expected much healthy discussion around the line-up and we weren’t disappointed. Congratulations to the winners and just as importantly congratulations to all films in our Official Selection this year. We are proud to boast you were part IFFR 2015.”
HIVOS TIGER AWARDS 
The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition jury was comprised of writer, director and producer Rolf de Heer, producer Ichiyama Shozo, director Maja Miloš, art photographer and director of Spanish Film Archive Jose Maria Prado Garcia and actress Johanna ter Steege. On making their decision they commented “In dealing with both living and broken dreams, LA OBRA DEL SIGLO (Carlos M. Quintela) confronts themes both intimate and epic. With its wonderful performances, with its humour and poignancy and boldness of execution, the film resonates with history.” “VANISHING POINT (Jakrawal Nilthamrong) combines and juxtaposes image and sound to create a powerful style. It grapples with ideas and story-telling in a provoking and different way, making it a visceral cinematic experience.” “Juan Daniel F. Molero’s VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES) explores the relationship between the young and the rapidly changing world with unflinching truth. Its anarchy and visual flair reflect its subject matter. The film dives deep into disturbing, necessary waters.”
FIPRESCI AWARD
The IFFR 2015 FIPRESCI Award is given to a filmmaker with a World Premiere in the Bright Future section by a jury comprised of five international journalists and members of the FIPRESCI  (International Federation of Film Critics). Jury president Roger Koza, (Argentina), Caroline Weidner (Germany), Anita Piotrowska (Poland), Tara Judah (Australia) and Jan Pieter Ekker (The Netherlands) on making their decision commented “BATTLES is a unique visual essay that blends elements of fiction with a more traditionally structural documentary style. Each chapter builds upon the last without being prescriptive. The ambiguity, universality and performance elements lend the film a powerful, lasting effect. Tollenaere’s original examination of the traces of war and persistence of the past create a striking imaginary landscape. With its piercing sound design and impressive cinematography, the film offers a fresh perspective on the naturalisation of the culture of war. A strong debut, Tollenaere’s well-crafted mise-en-scene displays a clear talent for cinematic language and she definitely has a bright future.” The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards 2015 were supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.
BIG SCREEN AWARD
Nominated for this prize are ten films with no Benelux distributor confirmed at the time of its selection to screen at the Festival, the winner is selected by an audience jury comprised of experienced and passionate film enthusiasts. Ten fresh discoveries from the festival’s main sections Spectrum and Bright Future compete for both The Big Screen Award and the KNF Jury Prize. On selecting Debbie Tucker for SECOND COMING the jury commented “SECOND COMING shows the daily life of a middle-class Jamaican family in London, focusing on life as it is. Daily happiness combined with daily problems. The viewer gets the feeling that he is part of the family, the way of life of this family is recognizable to everyone. The house is furnished in a way we see around 

IFFR 2015 Audience Awards Announced
James Napier Robertson wins second IFFR Award for THE DARK HORSE and LOS HONGOS collects HBF Dioraphte Award

The awards, as voted for by the public audience attending the Festival, were announced this evening at the IFFR 2015 Closing Night Ceremony, hosted by Festival Director, Rutger Wolfson and Managing Director, Janneke Staarink. James Napier Robertson was awarded the IFFR Audience Award 2015 of €10,000 for his film THE DARK HORSE. The award is Napier’s second of the Festival following the MovieZone IFFR Award which was presented on Friday, January 30th at the IFFR Awards Ceremony. The Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award, also of €10,000, presented to the most popular film which received support from the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) went to Oscar Ruiz Navia for LOS HONGOS, an autobiographical drama centering on the youth culture of Cali, Colombia.

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On the announcement of the IFFR Audience Award 2015 Wolfson commented “The audiences who come from all over the Netherlands and around the world to participate in the Festival and explore our diverse, thought provoking programme are integral to IFFR. It would not be the special Festival it is without them so we would like to thank all who joined us in celebrating cinema this year and of course congratulations to James who created a wonderful, personal film.”

On the announcement of the Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award, Manager of the Hubert Bals Fund, Iwana Chronis commented “I am thrilled with the reception the HBF supported films received throughout the twelve days of the Festival. Oscar Ruiz Navia is a talented filmmaker with a long and successful career ahead of him, this recognition is fully deserved, we are so pleased to have been a part of helping getting this film to the big screen.”

A highly acclaimed drama, THE DARK HORSE tells the true and moving story of Genesis Potini, who fought for the future of disadvantaged children in New Zealand until his death in 2011. In spite of his own bipolar disorder, he taught them to play chess and fight for opportunities. THE DARK HORSE is both amusing and raw, and above all intensely moving. Born in New Zealand, director James Napier Robertson made a name for himself in the world of television before switching to cinema. He appeared as an actor in the series THE TRIBE and SHORTLAND STREET. He directed his first feature film I’M NOT HARRY JENSON in 2009.

Directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, LOS HONGOS is an autobiographically inspired drama based around two skater friends who are at the heart of the colorful, noisy street and youth culture of Cali, Colombia. With a warm heart, Ruiz tells the story of Ras and Calvin, who are looking for their own voice, a stage and of course freedom, love and fun. Born in Colombia, Oscar Ruiz Navia’s debut film CRAB TRAP won a Fipresci Award at the Berlinale in 2010. Prior to that he was focused on the development and production of independent cinema in Colombia and founded the production company Contravia Films having previously studied Social Communications and Journalism.

Top 5 Audience Award IFFR 2015
1. THE DARK HORSE
2. THE FAREWELL PARTY
3. LOIN DES HOMMES
4. LA VIE DE JEAN-MARIE
5. ALICE CARES
Top 5 HBF Dioraphte Award 2015
1. LOS HONGOS
2. LA MUJER DE LOS PERROS (DOG LADY)
3. NN
4. COURT
5. THE TRIBE
The full list can be found on the Festival’s website:
www.iffr.com/professionals/iffr-2015/iffr-audience-award-2015

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is an initiative of International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Fund has been designed to offer financial support to remarkable and unique feature films by talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. Since its creation 26 years ago, over 1,000 projects from over 100 countries have received support from the HBF. As of 2015, the HBF provides support in the following funding categories:
• HBF Script and Project Development (max. €10,000)
• HBF Postproduction (max. € 20,000)
• NFF+HBF – A minority co-production programme for Dutch producers- in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Fund (€ 50,000)
• HBF+Europe – Minority co-production support (€ 55,000)
• HBF+Europe – Distribution support for international co-productions (€ 20,000)
The HBF is funded by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hivos, the Dioraphte Foundation, the Tiger Friends Foundation and the Lions Club Rotterdam: L’Esprit du Temps. Information about the Fund and the application procedures can be found via
www.iffr.com/professionals/hubert_bals_fund

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival’s Tiger Awards Competitions, Bright Future, Spectrum and Limelight sections contain new work by auteurs from all over the world including many World Premieres. In the Signals section, IFFR presents retrospectives and themed programmes. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab.

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Appointment of Advisory Board Members of Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 2015

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Appointment of Advisory Board Members

Jonel hospitality Consulting organisers of Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 2015 is proud to announce the appointment of member of Advisory Board of Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 2015.

www.nigeriahotelconference.com

The Advisory Board will be chaired by Vernon Page. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Hotel Partners Africa and a Director of W Hospitality Group in Nigeria responsible for Hotel Asset Management and Fund Raising. With over 20 years hospitality finance, operations and development experience gained from previously being the Managing Director of a hospitality and retail fund in

Nigeria with overall responsibility for the Fund investments, fund raising and developments in West

Africa and prior to taking up the appointment in Nigeria he was Vice President Finance and Administration for a fund manager based in Geneva Switzerland, a company engaged in Sharia compliant Funds developing hotels in the Middle East. The Fund also successfully launched an Eastern hotel brand. Prior to Geneva he was Chief Financial Officer for a fund manager based in Bucharest, Romania, a group of companies consisting of Fund Management and property development including hotels in Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for the Finance and Administration of the Group.

Prior to Romania he was Chief Financial Officer for Chagala Group in Almaty Kazakhstan, a group of companies engaged in the development and operations of hotels, long stay apartments, commercial office buildings, food and beverage outlets and shopping malls in Kazakhstan, and he was responsible for the overall control of the Group Financial Function including annual reporting and audit according to IFRS standards after overseeing the conversion from Russian tax accounting.

The company was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange during his term. Before moving to Chagala he was in South Africa, where he had been a Director of Finance and General Manger with chains Orion Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels, Holiday Inn and Sun International. He has an MBA in Finance.

Other Members of the board include

Tana Forsuelo  –  Provost, Wavecrest Collage of Hospitality

Thelma Bello  – President, Calabar Chambers of Commerce

Bello Bashir  –  Finance Director Fourpoints by Sheraton

Samuel Bassey –  MD, Leverage Investment Limited

Representative  – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Tourism

Audrey Obidike  –  Ernst & Young

Daniel Lordis  –  GM Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Hope Obioma Opara  –  Publisher, Supple Magazine

Brian Efa

For: Jonel Hospitality Consulting

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The Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

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The Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference is a focal point as government strives to diversification its economy. It will be a well attended event and will give attendees the opportunity to explore Nigeria’s diverse and largely untapped potential. Jonel Hospitality Consulting in Association with Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation and Woodstarhotels.com are delighted to join forces to bring to interested investors in African’s biggest economy the Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NHTIC) 2015   www.nigeriahotelconference.com

The Nigeria Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will take place 25 – 27 November 2015 at Eko and suites Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria .NHTIC comprises three days of educational and networking events and is an annual meeting place for senior level people from all areas of the hotel investment industry, from all across the world.

We are delighted to present the Nigeria Hotel & Tour-ism Investment Conference sponsorship prospectus for 2015

By becoming a sponsor of NHTIC you will be putting your company’s service in front of the most influential group of industry leaders involved in the hotel indus-try in this region.

You will be capitalising on the most effective means to reach those companies and individuals who need your service to compete in the global economy.

This year’s event is expected to have over 350 at-tendees from 30 countries. The compelling programme will see more than 65 speaker and panellist discussing the current challenges facing the hotel industry in Ni-geria whilst exploring future growth opportunities.

The NHTIC Advisory Board will be meeting in March. Made up of leaders from the hotel industry, their input is vital to the conference as we develop the topics and issue to be presented in this year’s pro-gramme.

We do hope you will decide to sponsor NHTIC 2015 – the only Event for Stakeholder in Nigeria hotel & tourism investment.

NHTIC 2015 will be the most comprehensive event yet offering:

  • Over 65 eminent speakers around the world
  • Thought provoking conference sessions and keynote presentations
  • 2 spectacular networking receptions, to be held at the Eko Hotel and Suites
  • Networking xPress – speed dating…for busi-ness
  • Sponsors’ exhibition
  • NHTIC Achievements Award

The Speakers are key influence in NHTIC and leaders chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share

The Attendees are senior figures and decision-makers, namely: Investors, Hotel Owner, Lenders CEOs, Hotel Chain Executives, Financial Advisor, Real Estate Agent, Lawyers, Designers, Architects, Consultants, Tourism Officials, Timeshare Devel-\opers and Governments Official from all areas of the hotel industry and from all across the world.

The Sponsors are companies that are leaders in the hotel investment industry. They are there to net-work with delegates showcase their products and provide business solutions.

NETWORKING

Networking is the main reason why so many executives attend NHTIC. There are over 15 hours of networking opportunities available throughout the conference for you to make valuable contacts from lunches, coffee breaks and exhibitions to the lavish evening receptions.

NETWORKING ONLINE – Begin networking with delegates before you’ve even arrived in Nige-ria using our contact system. This contact facility allows you search the names of delegates attending NHTIC which you can then send a message to, through our system, to make contact with request meetings (providing they have agreed to take part in this initiatives).

NETWORKING Hangout – NHTIC 2015 will see the return of the successful networking Hangout, introduce for the first time. Essentially speed dating for business cards and move on to meet the next person. Those who participated will agree it was the fast, most beneficial and enjoyable 60 minutes of networking.

THE EXHIBITION – Is integral to the confer-ence and allows you to promote your company in targeted environment. It gives delegates the op-portunity to meet new and exciting players in the industry, keep up to date with new developments that are on offer and to meet with your company’s representatives to discuss business opportunities.

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR?

By aligning yourself with the NIGERIA HOTEL &TOURISM INVESTMENT CONFERENCE, you will be playing an active role in placing your company at the forefront of the most influential group of leaders actively involved in this dynamic industry.

We understand that during such tough economic times your companies’ budgets have to be very carefully spent and we are confidents that investing in NHTIC will help your company to attract business. If you make the most of the sponsorship, you will see an incredible return on investment

BY SPONSORING NHTIC 2015 you will:

Be part of this growing market

Position your company in front of as many key industry professional as possible

Promote your company as an industry leader

Associate your company with the leading industry events for the region

We will offer you fantastic range of opportunities to promote your company to the industry

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MAURITANIAN FILM TIMBUKTU MAKES OSCARS FINAL LIST 2015

 

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Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly.

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