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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ATCON signs deal with 3 event managers for ComBIT-08

Umbrella body of telecom firms in the country, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has signed up three event management entities for its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expo, ComBIT 2008.

Disclosing this, the Publicity Secretary and chairman, Planning Committee at ATCON, Mr. David Roberts said that the signing of the three seasoned events managers, namely Faces & Profiles Limited, Exxcon Limited and TextServe Limited as consultants is to ensure that ComBIT meets up with the international standard.

“They are already working with us to ensure that the quality of the event is significantly raised to meet international standards. They have brought in their wealth of experiences from other well organised events to make ComBIT 2008 a world class expo,” he said.

According to him, ATCON is also partnering effectively with the press to ensure that adequate publicity is given to the event.

“As a step forward, we have invited all stations of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) across the country, the Federal Radio Corporation (FRCN), all radio and television stations owned by the 36 states of the federation, all private radio and television stations as well as selected international and African regional magazines and newspapers,” he said, adding that they will participate and give adequate coverage to the event.

“We have equally mapped out a robust advertising campaign to boost publicity for the event. We are in deed fully prepared to take the event to the highest level possible,” he revealed.

ATCON is a non-profit and non-governmental trade association for all ICT operating companies in Nigeria, that was inaugurated on December 10, 1993 and has over the years shown very strong commitment to the rapid expand of Nigeria’s telecommunications networks as well as the accelerated development of the entire ICT sector in Nigeria.

ComBIT expo, he explained is one of ATCON’s contributions towards consistent stimulation of the growth of ICT in Nigeria and in deed Africa.

ITRealms Online recalls that a fortnight ago, ATCON announced the dates for ComBIT 2008, scheduled to hold at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre, Onikan-Lagos.

President, ATCON, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem also informed that the ComBIT Expo billed for October 20 through 22, is a product of ATCON’s strategic re-branding of NICOMM Exhibitions & Conferences organised annually by the group in collaboration with the Ministry of Information & Communications, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as well as other industry stakeholders since 1995.

“The plan of ATCON and its collaborators is to grow ComBIT expo into a flagship and globally recognized ICT event in Nigeria and Africa with a view to further stimulating the development of our ICT industry through more local and foreign direct investment into the sector,” he said.

Ekuwem equally said that ComBIT expo has been designed to provide a veritable platform for cultivating commercial partnerships between foreign principals and local representatives, dealers, distributors and resellers of ICT and allied products and services in the country.

“It will further offer ample opportunities for investors to explore and exploit the abundant market opportunities in the very vibrant ICT sector in Nigeria and beyond,” he said.

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