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14 Reasons Why An Event Center Is The Perfect Venue For Your Event In Nigeria

The choice of venue is an important decision to make when planning your event because it affect the overall experience of your guests and the success of your event. 1. Comfort Whether it is a wedding, social gathering or corporate event, the goal is to ensure that your guests are comfortable. Your guests can never feel comfortable sitting under the scorching or freezing cold. Bugs, sun flies and other flying insects and animals may make your guests feel uncomfortable or distracted. Flies that hang around the serving point in an outdoor event can be very disgusting also. 2. Cost When you consider your budget, an event center may seem expensive, but it is not in the actual sense. Setting up in an event center is easier and pocket friendly. Outdoor events need a field, tents, chairs and tables.  The time and logistics involved in setting these up can be used for other productive things. Most of these chairs and tables are usually dirty and not presentable, you may need to rent chair cover

How To Plan A Hitch-free Virtual Event In Nigeria

Every event in Nigeria is either in-person, hybrid or virtual. Why in-person events are invaluable, we are faced with reality where planning a virtual event is becoming a necessity.  A virtual event is similar to a physical event except that it takes place online. A virtual event may be a wedding, corporate or social gathering. In a virtual event, you can either connect with your participants via a video chat or voice call.  Going virtual means everyone can connect and engage in real-time from different locations around the world.   A virtual event has its own pros and cons just like an in-person event. It is cheaper: no travel or accommodation booking is required.  When you think of the cost of hiring an event decorator, ushers etc., a virtual event is cheaper than an in-person event. It is more convenient because it can be accessible anytime, anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. There is a high level of participation because more people can actively participate in a

10 Ways To Curb The 'African Time' Syndrome When Planning An Event In Nigeria

Whether for you or for your guests, beginning your event late or arriving at an event late creates a bad impression and shows that you have no respect for people’s time.  When your event is delayed, some important aspect of your event may be cancelled or done haphazardly and this can really impact your event negatively. If you have planned, hosted or attended an event in Nigerian, you are familiar with the “African Time” Syndrome. The African time is a cultural perception of a laid back, flexible and careless attitude towards time.  African time is a state of mind and a culture of impunity. Lateness in Nigerian event is a national epidemic. The African Time Syndrome is an African character of negligence to time. African time is when an event is scheduled to start at a specific time, but did not start until much later or when someone says they will arrive at a certain time, but arrive much later.  When it comes to events, the African time mentality speaks about a lifestyle of careless

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Event In Nigeria

There is a lot of task involved in planning an event, that you may forget to place enough time on promoting your event using social media. Whether you are hosting a physical or virtual event, social media is a powerful tool to promote your event in Nigeria. One advantage of marketing your event on social media is that it increases guest attendance. If you want to successfully promote your event on social media, you have to be strategic, creative and engaging. The whole essence of promoting your event on social media is to connect with potential attendees before, during and after your event. platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn can be effective in promoting your next event. 1. Know the appropriate social platform to use If you do not firstly clarify who your target audience, your efforts to promote your event on social media may be futile. When planning your event, everybody and anybody cannot be your target audience. You have to be specific. If you know your targe

8 Differences Between A Conference And A Seminar Every Nigerian Should Know

In Nigeria, there are conferences that look like seminars and there are workshops that look like symposium. This is because most Nigerians, especially event planners don't even know the differences. 1. A conference and a seminar are both formal meetings. A conference is a large formal gathering of several people to discuss about a specific topic or subject of common interest. Conferences are organized at organizational, national or international level. Various types of conferences include; academic conference, trade conference, business conference etc. A seminar is an instructional event or a formal academic forum wherein one or more experts communicate some information through lectures or general discussions.  Although seminars are academic in nature, they can also be classified into several categories such educational seminars, business seminars etc. 2. The objective of a conference is to get an opinion or solution for an issue, whereas seminars are aimed at informing, educating,

10 Benefits of Hiring An Event Planner Over A Committee of Friends and Families

In a bid to cut cost, you may want to do it yourself or organize some of your friends and families to help you out.  Planning your event yourself is just like taking self-medication. Most times, you are at the mercy of people who dish out unprofessional advice to you and leave you alone to bear the shame when things go sour. You may want to bank on the fact that these people have hosted some of their own events successfully. However, you must realize that what worked for your friend or friend's sister may never work for you. In event planning, ONE HEAD IS BETTER THAN TWO. No matter how committed your friends and families are, they can never outperform or substitute one professional event planner. In the multitude of families and friends, there is confusion, but with one professional event planner, there is safety. If you think that hiring an event planner is expensive, wait until your guests walks out of your event angrily, you will know that shame is more expensive. 1. Event Plann

9 Proven Ways To Plan A Low-or-No Plastic Event In Nigeria

In every small and large event in Nigeria, a huge amount of plastic waste is generated. For the sake of our environment, there is a public concern to create low-or-no plastic events in Nigeria.  The rise of plastic pollution in Nigeria is alarming. From plastic plates, cutleries, plastic sourvenirs, red cups, water bottles - it's plenty. 😎 Although these plastics are inexpensive, light weight and convenient to use, they cause significant negative impacts on the environment. It has been predicted that by 2050, the amount of plastic in the world's oceans will outweigh fishes. This is one of the reasons why entirely eliminating  or drastically reducing plastic in your event is very important. 1. Discuss your plan with your team and vendors If you are really serious about creating a plastic-free event in Nigeria, ensure that you discuss with everyone during the planning process. It should be an unanimous resolution.  Addressing plastic reduction in your event makes it easier to ac