AIHS 2024: UK Department of Trade and Investment to Send 20-Member Delegation, Host Side Event

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AIHS 2024: UK Department of Trade and Investment to Send 20-Member Delegation, Host Side Event

The UK Department of Trade and Investment will host a dinner for leading real estate stakeholders in Africa at the end of the first day of the Africa International Housing Show (AIHS) on July 22, 2024, at the Velodrome, National Stadium, Abuja.

In addition, the department will send a 20-member delegation to the event, aiming to further foster the relationship between Africa and the UK while driving investment into the real estate sector.

This was disclosed during an exclusive interview with Festus Adebayo, the coordinator of the Africa International Housing Show who on behalf of the board and management of AIHS, the largest housing event in Africa, extended an invitation to all professional bodies and stakeholders to its 18th edition, which will be held from July 22 to 27, 2024.

Adebayo emphasized, “This year’s event is unique, and that is why you need to be a part of it. We have a collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development as a co-organizer.”

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Adebayo further highlighted that AIHS 2024 will see participation from no fewer than 15 countries with a target of about 20 international speakers.. “In fact, the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Investment will be hosting the leading stakeholders in the housing and construction industry in Africa to a dinner at the end of the first day of AIHS 2024. This is a platform you have to be for the development of your business.”

His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Kashim Shettima, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will declare the ceremony open.

Nigeria’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Dangiwa who also is the chief Host of AIHS 2024 will receive the UK delegation in his office for a brief interactive meeting on how to foster relationship between Nigeria and the UK on housing, before proceeding for the side event.
Adebayo added, “If you really want growth in your business and some foreign partnership, I will be waiting to receive you at the event.”

READ ALSO: Why You Should Attend AIHS 2024

Running for 17 years, AIHS has established itself as a prime destination for global and local stakeholders, building and construction companies, mortgage companies, public agencies, private corporations, and home seekers to learn, network, exhibit, and conduct business. AIHS provides a platform to share competitive ideas, cutting-edge innovations, and influence public and private policies that will enable housing sector development. It is highly attractive due to its expertly curated programs, which promote interactions, innovations, and affordable housing solutions for Nigeria and Africa.

Over the years, the international platform has hosted many top government functionaries such as Senate Presidents, Governors, and Ministers, including the present Ministers of Works and Housing in Nigeria and Ghana. The event has also attracted many Commissioners for Housing, experts from IFC, World Bank, AUHF, and numerous CEOs of government-owned housing finance agencies, state-owned housing corporations, and public and private real estate companies.

The event features no fewer than 500 exhibitors annually from about 21 countries, with over 40,000 participants in the international housing finance conference, U40 young professionals, and B2B meetings among various groups of investors drawn from different areas of the industry.

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The International Housing Show/Exhibition also features product presentations, exhibitions of building technology for affordable housing from different parts of the world, home interiors, modern construction equipment, chemical and paint products, mortgage services, housing projects, and interactive forums with high-net-worth participants.

The year’s show is organized by Africa International Housing Show with the collaboration of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development , with the support of several other reputable government and non-government organizations n including Dangote cement PLC, large, IFC, shelter Afrique, Afdb ,UN Habitat,al professional bodies in the construction industry among others

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