THEME: Parliamentary & Public Communication: The Way Forward for Africa.

DATE: March 22 – 24, 2009

VENUE: Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja

Timex Communications (Nig) Ltd is an Abuja-based public relations & communication agency and has scheduled its 2nd Global Communication Summit for March 22 – 24, 2009 at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja (former Le Meridien). The theme of the summit is Parliamentary & Public Communication: The Way Forward for Africa. The summit is organised in association with the African Public Relations Association (APRA) and The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) with the National Assembly as a major partner. International communication specialists, chief executives of private companies, National Assembly and top Government officials have been invited to speak at the summit.

Guest speakers include: Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, Distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze, the State Governors of Ekiti, Kaduna and Anambra, Mrs Kate Bapela of South Africa, president of African Public Relations Association (APRA), Professor Ike Nwosu, president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mr Kojo Yankah, president of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR), Mr Jean Valin of the Public Relations Society of Canada (CPRS), Mr Peter Walker, chairman of Pielle Consulting, UK, Prince Tony Momoh, former Nigerian minister of information, Mr Kenneth Yellowe, chairman of Global Gas & Refining Ltd, Mr Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice president of the National Communications Commission (NCC), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mr Monima Daminabo, director of information, National Assembly, Malam Garba Shehu, special assistant on communication to former Vice president Atiku Abubakar, Mr Gbenga Adefaye, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and editor of Vanguard, Malam Mahmud Jega, editor of Daily Trust, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, special adviser to the President on communication, Hon. Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Francis Atuche, Group Managing Director of Bank PHB Plc and Mrs. Remi Oyo, special assistant on communication to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Topics slated for discussion include: Communication between the Presidency & the Legislature: The Missing Link, the Legislature, the Press and the Public, Parliamentary & Public Communication: The way Forward for Africa, Communication between State Governments & the Legislature, the Challenge of Building a Banking Brand, Oil & Gas Downstream Sector Reforms and Stakeholders Communication, Regulating the Telecommunications sector: The Place of Stakeholders Communication, the Legislature & Public Communication: The NASS Perspective, the Imperatives of Parliamentary & Public Communication, Crisis Communication in Government: The Pitfalls & Prospects, Managing Indigenous Oil & Gas Business in the Niger Delta Region 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: National Assembly Information & Communication Officers, States Assembly Information & Communication Officers, Directors/Assistant Directors of Information, -Press Secretaries/Directors of Press & Public Affairs Officers, Special Assistants on Communication to State Governors, Government Relations Managers/Officers, Brand & Communications Managers/Officers, Corporate Affairs Managers/Officers, Public Affairs Managers/Officers


APRA, NIPR & APCON Members NGN35, 000

Non-APRA, NIPR & APCON Members NGN45, 000

APRA, NIPR & APCON Council Members NGN25, 000

Students NGN10, 000

Early-Bird Discount (paid by February 29, ’09) NGN30, 000 

International participants US$400

Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja US$200 per night (discounted)

All payments, cheques or drafts should be raised in favour of Timex Communications (Nig) Ltd. 
For further information, pls contact the undersigned on +234 803 300 4604 or +234 802 307 4348. You can also email [email protected]
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