The British Council in Nigeria is organizing a Creative Industry Expo to deepen exchange and knowledge between creative businesses in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The three phased event will hold at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos on Monday 5 through to Wednesday 7, December 2011.
“Our work focuses on creating opportunities especially through the wide resources available via a UK-Nigeria synergy,” said Olamipo Bello, who is Project Manager with the Council. “An opportunity for awareness, growth, development, trade and investment in the Nigerian Creative Industry. We have refreshed our programmes targeted at that sector and this is the major beginning of a range of projects.”
“The event will cover a range of activities that will Present an opportunity for creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria to draw attention to the potential of the creative economy, through showcases that will encourage trade and investment; and Present opportunities for information exchange and networking between creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria, capacity building, access to services/ support in the creative industry and policy dialogue to support the growth of the Nigerian creative industry,” an official statement reads.
The expo will feature exhibition stands to give access to over 80 individuals or organisations from the UK and Nigeria offering a wide range of services and support live creative showcase.
Participants will include government officials including leaders of regulatory agencies in the creative sector and their UK counterparts, UK and Nigerian Academics in creative industries Companies, organisations and individuals that operate in various creative industry sectors including but not limited to Advertising, Architecture, Heritage and Museums, Crafts, Design, Designer Fashion, Film/Video, Photography, Software, Computer games, Electronic publishing, Publishing, Television and Radio.
To participate, register online at www.creativeexponigeria.org to showcase your creative business or participate in the workshop/conference sessions. Free websites to be developed for businesses registered as exhibitors on the expo website.