The maiden edition of the International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainability Forum (IHTEF) 2016 will hold in Asaba, the Delta State Capital between March 23rd and 24th 2016 at Nelrose Hotel by 9am. The event which is a partnership project of Sustainable Eco6tems and the Delta State Tourism Board will host local and global experts with interest in hospitality, tourism and climate change. His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor, Delta State will declare the event open.
According to Engr Chibuikem Diala, the CEO of Sustainable Eco6tems, and Organizer of IHTEF, about 400 hundred participants are expected from both local and international communities, the primary objective is to offer participants an appropriate platform to share knowledge and draw lessons from major players cum experts in the above stated focused areas of the Conference. Tourism Queens from across the country will also be in attendance.
Invited Speakers at the Programme are expected to expose participants to modern realities and emerging opportunities in the Hospitality and Tourism industries as both lucrative and major employment generation tool in developing economies. Speakers expected at the event include Dr Michael Pinder of Sun Heavens Resort; Senator Athan Nneji Achonu; Mrs Sally Mbanefo, Director General, NTDC; Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Sir Monday Onyeme who is the Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue; Dr. Mrs Felicia Adun, Pastor Tony Kennedy, House of Royalty; Engr. Chuka Anuebunwa, CEO Living Brands; Josephine Anyameluhor, GM Delta State Tourism Board, etc. Also, Hon. Ned Nwoko, a former House of Representative Member and a tourism enthusiast of International repute will be in attendance.
Furthermore, Engr. Diala confirmed that the Delta State Government being the Principal host will play a major role in encouraging participants to commence new investments in the State with attractive incentive packages. Also, the Delta State Government as an acknowledged global advocate for green economy will offer its rich experience on known and tested interventions for addressing climate change in our local communities.
The IHTEF 2016 will conduct side events like Exhibitions, Panel discussions, Short Documentaries and Bed Making Competition. In addition, opportunities for product advertisement are available for Hotels, Financial Institutions, Airlines, Spa and Wellness outfits, Fashion Houses, Schools, Culinary and Hospitality Institutions, FMCGs, Furniture/Interior Companies, etc.
The IHTEF 2016 Forum has received expression of programme attendance from four state Tourism Boards, International NGOs, Tourism Experts, Travel and Tour Operators and Federal Agencies. Also, partnership has been secured with Delta State Tourism Board, Xposurez Media, Hospitality & Tourism News (HTN), African Travel Times, Emerald Exclusive Apartments and Woodstarhotels.com.ng, Intafact Beverages, Castino Suff, etc for the success of the Conference and comfort of participants