Over 30 speakers from at least 15 countries will be speaking at this year’s Abuja International Housing Show, the organisers have said.
The annual event is also expected to host at least 30, 000 local and international participants and over 400 exhibitors.
According to organisers of the learning, networking and exhibition conference, this year’s show with the theme, ‘Driving sustainable housing finance models in the midst of global uncertainty’ will be unprecedented as elite sessions including the CEOs forum, housing finance conference, ‘Not Too Young To Own A Home’ and many more will take place to help drive affordable home ownership and innovation in the country’s housing and construction.
In a statement, the organising firm, Fesadeb Communications Limited, said international housing expert, Debra Erb of Overseas Private Investment Corporation, USA, would lead a strong delegation of international speakers and investors to the show scheduled between July 23 and 26, 2019.
“The speakers who are drawn from reputable institutions like mortgage banks, real estate companies, housing regulatory agencies, construction companies, and housing finance firms among others are from various countries including USA, UK, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, India, China, UAE, Ghana and Rwanda,” the firm said.
According to the firm, the speakers include the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Board, iBUILD Global Incorporated, USA, Lew Shulman; the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, Kecia Rust; the Founder and President, Business Development at EchoStone housing, Anders Lindquist; and the Chief Executive Officer of American Homebuilders of West Africa, Robert Hornsby.
Others are Principal at the Affordable Housing Institute, Olivia Caldwell; and Regional Manager, Affordable Housing Institute, Morocco, Mounia Tagma, among others.
It added, “There will also be prominent Nigerian speakers including a Director at Central Bank of Nigeria, Tokumbo Martins; the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mixta Africa, Deji Alli; the Managing Director of Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, Kehinde Ogundimu; and Femi Adewole of Family Homes Funds and many more.
“They would all provide an insight into solving most of the critical problems bedevilling Nigeria’s housing sector and enable an atmosphere for networking and positive collaborations.
“Over 400 housing and construction companies are also set to showcase their innovations and products for a teeming market.”
The show according to the organisers had been able to help in the introduction of effective housing and construction tools and products to Nigeria, adding that this year’s edition would be declared open by the Vice- President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.