The annual marketing conference of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) will this year focus on the challenges of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country especially in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic which had taken the world by storm.

Briefing the media recently, the President and Chairman of Council, Tony Agenmonmen announced that the conference and other associated events are to hold physically in strict compliance with the safety regulations on 27th and 28th May at the Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos.

With the theme: SMEs in Post COVID 19 World, the conference according to Agenmonmen will hold on the 27th  May to share practical insights on how SMEs can adapt and thrive in the post COVID 19 era.

He disclosed that following the presentation on the theme by the lead speaker, Mr Alex Okoh, Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) at the Presidency, there will be a moderated panel discussion on the lead paper after which a communiqué will be issued to wrap up the conference.

The annual dinner and awards night, he added would take place by 7pm of the same day.

On the 28th May,the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will hold and it will be an opportunity for him as the President and Chairman of Council to present the accounts of stewardship for the year ended December 2020 and for the slightly over four years of leading the council to lay a solid foundation and an irreversible growth for the institute.

Agenomonmen further  revealed that immediately after the AGM, elections into the positions of the President and two council seats will be held to fill these vacancies adding that the election which would be by electronic voting promises to consolidate on the earlier feat recorded where elections by the institute were adjudged as best in class among professional bodies.

Meanwhile, the briefing also afforded the President of the institute the opportunity to inaugurate a Disciplinary Tribunal and Investigating Panel whose members were sworn in as envisaged in the NIMN Act 25 of 2003 for the maintenance of discipline in professional marketing practice in Nigeria.

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