The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) said its 2021 Annual Marketing Conference and Annual General Meeting with the theme: ‘SMEs in the Post Covid World’ will take place in Lagos at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Isaac John Street, Ikeja.
The event was formerly billed to hold in Benin City, Edo State. The decision on the new location was the outcome of a council meeting held recently.
In a statement to members across the country, NIMN president, Tony Agenmonmen said: “This conclusion was largely informed by the realization that we might not have enough attendance to justify the hosting of the programme in Benin City. The dates remain 27 May 2021 for the Annual Marketing Conference and 28 May 2021 for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). In full observance of COVID-19 protocols, only a maximum of 100 participants will be allowed at each of the programmes.”
According to the organisers, admittance will be on a first come first served basis. Members have been advised to contact the Institute’s Registrar, Mr. Sidney Ogbodo for early reservation. NIMN also apologized for all inconveniences the changes may have caused.
Nominations for elections into the positions in the Governing Council of the NIMN have also been opened. The contestable positions include the Presidential position, and the council positions. Only members of the Institute in the grades of Associate, Full Members, and Fellows who are financially up to date, and have paid their membership subscriptions up to 2020, and therefore have their names in the membership register as of 31 March 2021 will be eligible to vote and attend the AGM.
To contest for the office of the NIMN President, interested candidates must have been a member of Council at any time provided he/she has not been removed from Council for any reason; candidates must have been a Fellow of the Institute for at least five years; and must be a financial member i.e., has paid annual membership subscription for years 2019 and 2020 as and when due and has his/her name in the membership register as of 31 March 2021.
2020’s election, which held digitally in July, saw the emergence of Mr. Idy Enang as the 1st Vice-President of the Institute.
While the Annual Marketing Conference is open to members and non-members, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is strictly for financial members of the Institute who have their names on the membership register as of 31 December 2020.