Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling commercial hub, serves as the headquarters for some of the country’s largest organizations and businesses.
With an influx of trade companies, foreign investors, and founders, the hotel and conference room businesses have become lucrative ventures, offering a haven for some of Nigeria’s biggest companies.
Hosting annual general meetings (AGMs) is a crucial aspect of corporate operations, and esteemed venues in Lagos have become the preferred choice for top businesses like NASCON, AIICO insurance, Champions Brew, and various financial institutions.
Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja
Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja ranks at the top of the list for AGM venues in Lagos. This prestigious venue offers a grand reception and boasts eight state-of-the-art meeting rooms equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual technology, free high-speed wireless internet, a dedicated bar, and three creative breakout rooms.
With a total meeting space of 2,047 square meters, the hotel can accommodate up to 400 delegates in a theater-style setup. Conveniently located at 38/40, Isaac John Street, Ikeja, it provides a luxurious and sophisticated setting for AGMs. The cost of renting a hall at the hotel can be obtained on enquiry.
Situated on Lekki-Epe Expressway, the Oriental Hotel is a highly popular venue that can accommodate up to 2,000 people in theatre-style seating and 1,200 people in banquet-style seating. Renowned for hosting top-tier organizations like Champions Brew, Oriental Hotel provides a lavish and versatile space for AGMs. The cost of securing a hall venue at oriental is not publicly listed.
Civic Centre, located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, is a major first choice for companies headquartered in Lagos. It has hosted the annual general meetings of companies like International Breweries, Unilever, and NASCON (a subsidiary of Dangote Group).
This top-class multipurpose event center serves both the government and private sectors, offering a range of services and amenities. With wheelchair access and free parking within its secure premises, Civic Centre ensures a hassle-free experience for AGM attendees. The cost of renting a hall at this venue can be gotten on enquiry.
The Muson Centre, situated in Onikan, is another favored destination for AGMs in Lagos. Notable companies like Eterna Plc, NASCON, and AIICO Insurance have patronized this venue for their AGMs. The center can comfortably accommodate 1,000 attendees, and rental costs range from an estimated N90,700 to N1.3 million, depending on the selected halls.
Sheraton Hotel Lagos
Located at 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja Airport Road, the Sheraton Lagos Hotel boasts five meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 300 people. It serves as a hub for major businesses to host their annual general meetings in a lavish and professional setting. Sheraton hotel halls cost an approximate,
While not explicitly mentioned, Marriot Hotel and Balmoral Hall are also popular choices for hosting AGMs. Companies like Oil and Gas firm Okomu Oil and AXA Mansard have found Marriot Hotel and Balmoral Hall to be excellent venues for their corporate gatherings. Renting a hall venue at Sheraton costs an estimated N6 million according to sources.
These luxurious venues in Lagos provide the perfect backdrop for annual general meetings, offering world-class facilities, top-notch services, and convenient locations. As Nigeria’s corporate landscape continues to thrive, the demand for exceptional AGM venues will undoubtedly grow, making these prestigious locations even more sought-after by businesses looking to make a statement while conducting their crucial annual gatherings.
Winners Emerge In ArtsForChange Talent Competition
Two artists, Miracle Takumo and Sime Patrick, have emerged joint winners in the second edition of the Arts for Change competition tagged ‘ Nigeria of my dreams’.
Announcing the winners in Lagos on Wednesday at the grand finale of the competition, former commissioner for Arts and Tourism, Steve Ayorinde said the panel of judges ensured that the artists actually produced the works they presented for the competition, otherwise they would have been disqualified.
Also, Imole Oyebamidele and Ibitoye Emmanuel emerged the first and second runners up, respectively.
Abolore Shobayo, a member of the panel of judges, explained that all the artworks were good,adding that three criteria were used in arriving at the winner.
He listed the criteria as a good interpretation of the concept, creativity, and quality of artistic expression.
The facilitator of Arts for Change competition, Loye Amzat, said the competition is getting better from the maiden edition, which was held at Freedom Park last year with a price tag of 500,000.
He, however, thanked Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), First Bank, GoBet247 and other sponsors who partnered with the project to identify and reward creativity among the youths.
He said; ” Arts for Change competition was conceived to identify and reward talents among our youths. Last year, the theme was Nigeria, Stronger Together. Over 300 artists competed last year during the maiden edition. This year is more robust with the theme: “Nigeria of my dreams.”
Duke Asidionye, an art promoter, spoke on the need for the youths to look beyond the politicians by ensuring that they fix the country through innovations.
He said the youths should focus more on their creative abilities to birth a new nation.
Five suits every man should have in his wardrobe
Every man has the ability to look good in a well-fitted suit.
That being said, we’re here to help you cover all the bases in your suit life to give you that James Bond suave look for every occasion.
This is the first suit you must have in your wardrobe as it is appropriate for almost every event. You can pair it with any shirt and tie.
This is important for when you want to make a statement and distinguish yourself from the average. It shouts swagger and lets people know you are fashion conscious. Dark grey, dark blue, or black are suitable colors.
A tux is not an everyday suit, but for that rare occasion when you have to attend a gala, auction, or a formal dinner, you must have one handy.
Summer suits are useful when the weather is hot. They are usually lightweight, bright coloured materials. Summer suits can be worn to the office but are more suited for lunch dates or semi-casual business meetings.
Plaid suits or striped suits are useful when you’re tired of plain colours and you want to spice things up. It adds character to your look, making you more interesting.
20th Abuja International Film Festival opens as film enthusiasts storm Nigeria
The 20th Abuja International Film Festival, with the theme “Beyond Borders: Globalisation and Film Business,” kicked off with a grand opening ceremony that witnessed the presence of several notable figures in the industry.
Among the distinguished guests was the representative of the Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hajia Hanatu Musawa.
In addition to Musawa, the festival had the honor of hosting ambassadors from Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Cote d’Ivoire, and Egypt, along with other prominent personalities such as the DG of the National Film and Video Censors Board, the CEO of the Nigeria Film Corporation, and the CEO of Startimes, Joshua Wang. The event was also well attended by local and international filmmakers.
During the ceremony, the festival’s founder took the opportunity to reflect on its humble beginnings, when cinema spaces were scarce in Abuja.
He emphasized how the festival has been instrumental in fostering the growth of the Nigerian film industry, better known as Nollywood.
The ambassadors and high commissioners present at the event expressed their admiration for the festival’s success and longevity, offering commendations and goodwill messages.
They highlighted the sustainability and significance of the festival over its 20-year history.
The Abuja International Film Festival will continue for the next four days with a lineup of daily screenings, panel discussions, and other engaging activities.
The highly anticipated awards ceremony, where winners will be presented with awards in 16 different categories, is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023.
With its rich history and international participation, the festival promises to be an exciting showcase of global cinema.
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