ALL IS SET FOR THE 6th ABUJA NTTS 2023 …. 6th NTTS to focus on resolving AfCFTA challenges- Chief Odusanwo.

 Oru Leonard 

As Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, FITPN National President ITPN/ Chairman Inter-Ministerial Committee, NTT Summit gets set for the Sixth Edition of  the National Tourism Transport Summit (NTTS) and Expo, Stakeholders says focus will be on operationalizing free trade in Afirca. Hence the theme: AfCFTA: Exploring Intra African Trade, Tourism and Transportation Opportunities and Mitigating the Barriers to Collaboration’.

NTTS will focus on the challenges and solutions to the realization of the dream for an all-inclusive trading partnerships for the countries of the African Continent as an entity of a singular market in the implementation of the AfCFTA regime.

“Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and the AfCFTA Agreement; Finance; Banking and Insurance Sectors, Strategic Partners in the Implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement and AfCFTA Regime Efficacy: The Role of Gate Keepers in Quality Products and Service Delivery.

“Others are: Blue Economy, Panacea to Sustainable Development of Trades and Transportation of AfCFTA; Strategic Architectural Approach in Cross Border Security Management in AfCFTA Regime Implementation.

“Unlocking Africa’s Tourism Potentials: A Sectorial Approach; Enhanced Media Reportage: Partnership for AfCFTA Awareness and Implementation; Skill Acquisition, Key Element for Labour Mobility in AfCFTA Implementation; Reaping the AfCFTA Potentials through Functional Entrepreneurial and SME Operations and Africa Business Roundtable, Critical Partners in Driving the AfCFTA Implementation.

“Lead Speakers expected at the two-day event are; Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency, NiTDA; Managing Director, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA; Managing Director, Nigeria Export – Import Bank, NEXIM; Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service, NCS; Executive Vice Chairman, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC and Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

“Others are: Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR; Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Authority, NTDA, Director General, Voice of Nigeria, VON; Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN; President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ACCI and the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.

“Collaborating Federal Ministries will have their Ministers give remarks as host ministers with the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika as Host Aviation Minister; Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Host Transportation Minster; Alhaji Muhammad Bello, Host City Minister and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Host Information and Culture Minister.

“Also expected to make presentations at the summit are Heads and Chief Executive Officers of Departments and Agencies at both Federal and state levels, as well as Chief Executive Officers of Corporate Organizations, Organized Private Sector, NGOs, Heads of Foreign Missions and Embassies in Nigeria.

“The Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo programme will feature Host City Walk, Tourism Transport Summit, Exhibition-B2B and G2B sessions, Tourism Transport Membership and Fellowship inductions, Launch of the Compendium of all Communiques of the Summit 2018 – 2022 and The Gala Night which will also feature Awards to deserving stakeholders in the industry.”

The statement added that, the National Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo has since inception in 2018, offered the platform for public and private sector stakeholders, producers and consumers in Nigeria and the African Continent to come together, share ideas, experiences, exchange knowledge and showcase their skills in the growth, development and promotion of the nation’s economic endowments, this time, by promoting the ideals of the AfCFTA Agreements and leveraging on it.

National Tourism Transport Summit (NTTS) and Expo is a tourism and transportation industry combined event of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), in collaboration with Ministries of Transportation, Aviation, Information and Culture in the series of the programs to deepen awareness in critical areas of the industry.

The event comes up on Monday 8th to Tuesday 9th of May, 2023 at the Abuja International Conference Centre – Abuja.

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