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Do you desire a career in hospitality? Attend Hospitality Workshop Africa 2016 this Saturday | June 18th



Hospitality Africa 2016 copyIf making someone smile every day comes naturally to you, then a career in hospitality may just be the thing for you!

It is predicted by The World Travel & Tourism Council the travel & tourism industry will account for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet by 2025, at the same time generate nearly 7 million jobs per year for the next ten years. Sounds like a secure industry to work in. The current economic situation holds a lot of uncertainty for Nigeria’s workforce. Banks are laying scores off employees at every opportunity, Lawyers are underpaid, Doctors are constantly on strike and the engineers? Well, the jobs are farther away each day.

For young Nigerians starting out on their university journey or those considering a change in career, the Hospitality industry presents a plethora of exciting opportunities. Hospitality careers go beyond hotel jobs and span across luxury event management, culinary arts, travel, tourism, and hospitality management.

To this end that the Swiss Education Group is organizing its first African workshop. The Hospitality Workshop Africa 2016 aims to explore opportunities available in the industry, with a selection of seasoned professionals sharing their experiences and insights.

Meet the panelists:

  • Benoit Samson: Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Swiss Education group. Benoit has extensive experience in both hotel management and international hospitality education
  • Sally Mbanefo: Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)
  • Funmi Victor-Okigbo: MD/CEO No Surprises Events. An Event-Architect leading a company renowned for excellence and professional execution.
  • Obinna Ekezie: MD/CEO Wakanow. The first online travel portal with expertise in tourism in Africa and around the world.
  • Nkem Odewunmi: CEO Food Fashion Fusion. A Lawyer turned Gourmet-cook/ Entreprenuer with sound knowledge of food and its synthesis.
  • Belinda Nwosu: Lead Researcher, The W Hospitality Group

 Key take-away:

  • Career opportunities in the hospitality industry and how to venture in.
  • Business knowledge and opportunities in the hospitality and tourism.
  • The possible challenges and how to overcome them.
  • The Swiss Education Group training.

Registration: Visit to save your spot

Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (WAT)
Venue: Eko Hotel and Suits, Adetokunbo Ademola way, Victoria Island, Lagos state

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  1. nnenna

    June 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    i would have loved to attend but this is short notice.
    By the way is the training free.

  2. Fabulous B

    June 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    It’s free. If you really have interest in the hospitality industry and want to hear from the Professionals and the best in the field, you won’t consider this a short notice. Such workshops doesn’t come free often.

  3. Nnenna

    June 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks dear i would attend hope to see u there.

  4. Kingsley Opara

    June 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    It’s so unfortunate that I missed out on such an opportunity because am just seeing the post, I have being waiting for such opportunity to come by for a longtime and it actually came I was fortunate to attend.
    I have always looked forward to such a workshop in Hospitality because of the passion and love for humanity, that’s why am so full of pain and regrets for missing out from the workshop. I so wish I can turn back the hands of time right now.
    P/s, I will really love to be involved as a volunteer in hospitality as it corners humanity because I love seeing smiles and laughter on faces and I would love to be contacted if such opportunity or platform as regards hospitality workshop or a voluntary in the field of hospitality arises again.
    Thanks, as I anticipate your positive reply.

    Kingsley Opara,
    [email protected]

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