Lagos hosts JCI Africa and Middle East Summit
The JCI Nigeria Senate Association with the support of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is hosting the 2021 JCI Africa and The Middle East (AMESA) Summit.
“As Africa’s fastest growing commercial hub, Lagos is a confluence of cultures, commerce and concrete. The city is also the perfect location to discuss leadership, youth development, entrepreneurship and the tenets of regional cooperation in the Africa and Middle East region,” says Muyiwa Moyela, Director of Communication of the JCI Nigeria Senate Association, during a media parley to herald the forthcoming AMESA event.
Holding under the theme “Building Emerging Leaders for Africa & the Middle East”, the summit is billed to showcase the best of Nigerian hospitality to JCI members from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Jordan, Southern Africa, Togo, Turkey and Western Europe from 2nd to 5th September 2021.
As Honorary Chief Host, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is expected to pitch the immense ecological, human, business and investment assets and potentials of the coastal state to the nearly 300 guests and friends of the association who will be converging in Lagos for this 4-day hybrid event.
With this summit, Lagos is effectively bouncing back as a MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences & Exhibitions) destination. Last July, at the presentation of the Lagos State Tourism Masterplan, Governor Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the state plans to strengthen it’s comparative advantage in that regard.
All AMESA conferences typically provide the hosts (i.e. JCI national associations) a unique opportunity to showcase the hospitality, economic and commercial assets and potentials of their people and countries, according to a statement received by Travu.
“Most Jaycees are itinerant professionals with a global perspective and we intend to showcase the beauty and depth of Lagos and Nigeria to our visitors,” says Rotimi Adewole, Chair of the 2021 AMESA Summit. “This year’s AMESA conference is a bumper package of tours and site visits, exhibition of commercial intellectual discussions, culture shows and a gala event.”
The Summit will host high profile guests, including Her Excellency Madam Finda Koroma, Vice-President of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, who will deliver the keynote address at the Leadership Excellence for National Development (LEND) Seminar and Podcast Series on Saturday, 4th September 2021.