NIMN Announces Change in Venue of Annual Marketing Confab/AGM
The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has announced that its 2021 Annual Marketing Conference/Annual General Meeting will no longer take place in Benin City as earlier planned, but will now take place in Lagos.
This was announced by the institutes’ President, Tony Agenmonmen, in a statement to its members across the country. Tony explained that the change in venue for this year’s conference themed ‘SMEs in the Post Covid World,’ is necessary to ensure more members attend the conference. The decision was reached after a council meeting held recently to review all circumstances of the successful outcome of the conference and AGM.
“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,” he said.
According to the professional body, 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.
The event was earlier scheduled to take place at Benin City but was later changed to Radisson Blue Hotel in Lagos state
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.
According to the NIMN, to contest for the office of the NIMN President, interested candidates must have been members of Council at any time, provided they were not 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).
Whilst 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 2021.