On Saturday, the Swiss Education Group hosted its first African Hospitality Workshop at the Eko Hotel Lagos. The six hour event was targeted at presenting the opportunities in the hospitality industry to young Nigerians interested in the Tourism and hospitality industry.
The participants were introduced to business opportunities in the tourism industry, likely problems to face and how to solve them by taking advantage of global opportunities and standards available in the hospitality and tourism industry.
The workshop was graced with the presence of seasoned professionals and tourism industry heavyweights. They shared their wealth of experience, and answered diverse questions from hundreds of participants present.
The Panelists were The Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo; CEO of Wakanow, Obinna Ekezie; MD Jovago, Kushal Dutta; CEO No Surprises Events, Funmi Victor-Okigbo; CEO Food Fashion Fusion, Nkem Odewunmi; Lead Researcher, The W Hospitality Group, Belinda Nwosu and Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Swiss Education Group, Benoit Samson.
The most sought after Panelist by the participants, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo also mentioned that the NDTC has trained about 5,000 participants on content management. She further introduced some opportunities available under the NTDC for seed funding, scholarships, trainings and the smart jobs platform.
All the professionals present were available to meet and network with the participants after the workshop with some light refreshments.