The Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) holds its yearly conference from March 28 to April 1, 2017, in Owerri, Imo State.
The theme of the conference is “Growing and Diversifying the National Economy: The Real Estate Imperatives.” The subthemes are Land Based revenue generation opportunities, Integrated Urban-Rural Development, optimizing tourism in real estate through foreign direct investment (FDI), mobilizing private real estate investments and the one city growth model.
According to a statement by the institute’s publicity secretary, Charles Oghenero Ebiai, “the theme is timely in view of what is happening in the National economy and its spiral effect on all sphere of Nigeria and our profession is not spared. With the dwindling value/cost of oil in the world market and as our major source of income and sustenance as an economy, what is happening now with this loll of economic activities in the nation today is as a result of over dependence on oil and as such this conference seems to offer a way out of this quagmire we are in as a nation.
“It is with this understanding that we are calling on professionals and government organisation to come, learn and discover other alternative source/sources of revenue generation. No doubt as Estate Surveyors and Valuers we are affected as we have seen the prices of property cascading downward with prospective clients not showing interest because the times are biting hard.
“Noble colleagues, with the themes and subthemes for a conference, we have no doubt that this conference will be exciting. I also want to mention that the theme have drawn the interest of members as much that we received series of synopsis in response to our Call for paper, that is a sign that even members are already poised to show us the way out.
“Noble colleagues, you have attended conferences locally and internationally before but let me inform you that with the arrangements we have made so far from the conference venue, which is Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri and the host hotel Rockview, this is going to be one of the best conferences we have ever had. We have received discounted rates from different hotel, which we have published in this flier with their contact persons, phone numbers and distance to the conference venue.
“Please capitalise on the window of the Early Bird registration which is on till early February 2017 to get discount for your conference registration so as to save more money for other purposes.
The Corporate Affairs committee have been to Owerri severally and I can promise you they have a lot of materials that are good enough conference material apart from what we are offering you as conference materials and I know you will enjoy.”
Vía The Guardian Nigeria http://ift.tt/2mhdoyV