The Coordinator 12th Abuja Housing Show, Festus Adebayo says this year’s edition will witness new innovations in the areas of different platforms that have been added to the largest housing show on the Continent.

The Coordinator of the Show stated this in an interview with Housing TV in his office.

The 12th Abuja International Housing Show is expected to hold July 16th – 19th 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Adebayo listed some of the unique innovations of the 12th Abuja Housing Show to include introduction of CEO’s Forum, women in housing sector initiative, international real estate investment forum and the segment for youth in real estate development.

According to him “CEO’s forum is unique in the sense that the leaders in the real estate, banking, building materials and technology will be meeting together to address the issue of affordable housing finance holistically.”

He added that “we will be launching women in housing sector initiative. The show will also feature youth in real estate development. As you know, there are a lot of youths who are doing very well in the real estate and there are some youths who have not discovered opportunities in the sector, the idea is to teach them and to catch them young, give them education on mortgage among others.”

The Coordinator said this year’s edition will feature 30 Speakers and 350 exhibitors from not less than 10 Countries.

Adebayo said “the Abuja Housing Show has increased its scope with many professional bodies who have joined as partners to promote the platform-the Abuja Housing Show which have become the most credible and highest networking point for those looking for opportunities and sales for their products and services.”

He listed the new collaborators to include the African Association of Interior Designers, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria Institute of Building, Association of Housing Corporation of Nigeria, Housing Development Advocacy Network, Shelter Afrique, Kenya and the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council.

Adebayo said the show will also feature an International Investment Forum for those who are seeking for international investors who are interested in investing in the real estate sector in Nigeria.

The Guest Speakers for the housing finance section of the 12th Abuja Housing Show are drawn from the World Bank, African Union of Housing Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria, Shelter Afrique Kenya, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, UN Habitat, OPIC Investment USA among others.

The Abuja International Housing powered by International Housing and Construction Show Limited and Fesadeb Communications, promoters of Housing Development Programme on AIT is the largest housing and construction event in Africa.

It will draw over 30 international speakers and over 15,000 participants from all over the world. The show equally draws international investors with over $7 billion business opportunities to be showcased and will witness 400 companies exhibiting their businesses. This year’s show will feature over 350 exhibitors from not less than 10 countries.

By Marc Philips