by Doyin Jaiyesimi
The founding members of the Association of Professional Organizers and Event Managers (APPOEMN), including the reverred Funke Bucknor-Obruthe has announced the official launch of the newly established association on Wednesday, August 1st 2012. APPOEMN is an association for event planners in Nigeria, with a mix of seasoned Wedding and Events Professionals that have been at the forefront of Event Planning and Coordination in Nigeria, for the past 10 years.
The sudden boost in the events industry and the desire to mix international growing trends with existing traditions brought about the need to set up an association for this time.
Becoming an Events Planner in any capacity requires a great deal of dedication and passion. It also requires creativity, a sense of style, excellent business, and organizational skills.Planners devote hours to planning and coordinating every detail, negotiating with event vendors, dealing with clients and their families, as well as gracefully handling every twist and turn encountered along the way. As a result, there is a need to standardize the industry in order to have certified planners and demand professional and ethical standards from those in the industry in order to inspire client’s confidence.
APPOEMN’s mission is to educate, advance and promote the events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries. The association also aims to give security, peace of mind to clients that our event planners are certified, monitored and accredited by the association to provide excellent service.
On Wednesday 1st August, there will be an official launch for individuals and organizations within the public and private sectors: industry professionals, corporate communication executives of companies and organizations and representatives of government parastatals. This will take place at City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Onikan, Lagos at 10:45am.
After the official launch, there would be a dinner at Kingsize place (Skyview Hall), 79b, Kudirat Abiola way opposite John Holt, Oregun Lagos at 4pm.