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    NIGER DELTA BEYOND OIL:Tourism, a Tool for Sustainable Development

    PROPOSAL FOR

    11TH - 13TH JULY, 2018TINAPA LAKESIDE HOTEL

    CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE

  • Niger Delta Tourism Expo is an initiative put together to help explore, discover and harness the rich cultural and tourism potentials abound in the Niger Delta region.

    The annual event brings remarkable linkages among industry stakeholders, investors, exhibitors, buyers, consumers, tourism experts, travel experts, travel/tourism/hospitality service providers and the media to network, create synergies needed to set forward an overall pathway for tourism development across the nine states that makes up the region; Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa, Imo, Edo, Abia, Rivers and Ondo.

    The nine Niger Delta states will introduce their tourist attractions at the event and create long term linkages with exhibitors and their wider audience from all walks of life.

    In the heart of the Niger Delta Tourism Expo are series of B2B sessions organized for vendors, hotels, travel & tour companies, visitors, etc, to share experiences, exchange ideas and create long term relationships.

    Our core vision is to drive inclusive and sustainable development across the local communities of the Niger Delta region through tourism by:

    Creating synergies amongst all stakeholders in the tourism, travel and hospitality industry in the Niger Delta region.

    Creating awareness about tourism investments opportunities abound in the region.

    Creating efficient and sustainable platform for domestic tourism development.

    Creating platforms for knowledge exchange, idea sharing and develop best practices

    Creating opportunities for human capacity development and training.

    ABOUT

    VISION

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  • th thDates: 11 13 July, 2018

    Venue: Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State

    Attendees: The expo is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors in 3 days

    Target Demographics: Students, Professionals, Business owners; men and women; aged 18-65 years

    Entry: By invitation; free registration on the website (www.nigerdeltatourismexpo/register)

    EVENT DETAILS

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    The Niger Delta Tourism Expo will have the following activities:

    1. PRE EVENT FAM TOUR; 240 Hours around Niger Delta States

    Highlight of the Expo will be familiarization (FAM) tours to ecotourism and cultural tourism attractions around Niger Delta states.

    20 hosted media influencers from across the country will turn positive spotlight on Niger Delta through trending social media posts sharing their daily experiences.

    Hosted media will be considered based on size of followership, potential of source market, experience and skill (photographers, travel bloggers and tourism journalists)

    ACTIVITIES IN FOCUS:

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    PRE EVENT TOURS

    POST EVENT TOURS

    Days states Attractions

    Days States Attractions

    Day 1 - 3

    Day 4 - 7

    Ondo/Edo/Delta State

    Cross Rivers State

    Bayelsa/Rivers/Imo/Abia State

    Days 1 - 2

    Days 3 - 5 Akwa Ibom State

    Igun ArtsPalace of the Oba of BeninBenin MuseumPalace of the Oni of IfeIfe MuseumBenin National Park

    Oloibori MuseumBonny IslandAncient town of OpoboPeace ParkStature ParkOwerri Double Decker City Tour

    Calabar City TourTinapa ResortMarina ResortSlave Trade MuseumKwa Falls Boat Cruise

    Slave Bridge of No ReturnAmalgamation HouseCashew BeachIbeno BeachOron MesuemIbibio Unity parkMary Slessor's memorial cairn

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  • A. TOURISM ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE:

    This is a high-level event that will bring together top leadership from government, business and key players in the tourism and hospitality sector in Nigeria to discuss issues of tourism in the region and chant a way forward.

    Keynote lecture will be delivered by the delectable, Mr. Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River state and Progenitor of Carnival Calabar, Africa's Biggest Street Party.

    This will be followed by two (2) panel discussions from industry stakeholders.

    *Open for all registered delegates to R.S.V.P connect@nigerdeltatourismexpo.com

    B. EXHIBITIONS

    The objective of this exhibition is to help make linkages among exhibitors or between exhibitors and visitors to enhance the development of travel and tourism industry through the linkages of B2C (Business to Consumer).

    The exhibitors will be from tourism related businesses in the Niger Delta region including hotels, resorts, airlines, travel and tourism sector vendors, hotel and tourism management companies, tourism institutions, health tourism, destination attractions, banks, theme parks, telecommunication, golf and recreation facilities, event centres, car services, media and publications, destination management companies, property investment and estates, fashion designers, local craft, local cuisines and other tourism related services in Niger Delta.

    Also, exhibitors will include state government agencies, ministries of culture and tourism/boards, National tourism organisations, diplomatic missions and trace representative in Nigeria.

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    DAY 1

    EXHIBITION PARTICIPATION

    9 sqm (3x3) standard shell scheme package include:

    Modular solid walls

    Fascia board with company name 1 unit of 13amp power point

    Cost of Participation: 100, 000 Naira (Exhibitors who confirm and book space early will enjoy 10% discount)

    1 Table 2 Chairs

    *TO EXHIBIT; Call Justina;

    connect@nigerdeltatourismexpo.com0809-443-5279 or

    email;

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  • 3. EXHIBITIONS - Day 2 Specially designed for online pre-scheduled appointments (PSA), business

    match-making to connect the right buyers and sellers together to discuss opportunities and explore areas of collaboration.

    4. NIGER DELTA TOURISM AWARDS (NDT AWARDS) The Niger Delta Tourism Expo will climax with a gala and award night mix with

    a rich blend of culture, traditional dances and local cuisines from the Niger Delta states. The Awards will celebrate and highlight the achievements of outstanding travel, tourism and hospitality professionals, individuals, organisations and brands in Niger Delta. Awards will be presented to individuals and organisations that excel in their sectors after passing through scrutiny by a panel of industry experts and confirmed by public voting.

    2. CERTIFIED TRAINING SESSIONS: There will be certified one day training in Hospitality management, Travel and Tour Operations, Tour guides, Digital Marketing, Event Planning, Photography and Destination management from the Institute of Tourism Professionals (ITP) UK, Calabar Hospitality House, etc.

    *To register, Call Justina; 0809-443-5279

    1. SPEED NETWORKING SESSION: Marketing and Networking session for Niger Delta Tourism Expo delegates, exhibitors and industry players

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    DAY 2

    C. HOSTED BUYER DINNER (CALABAR NIGHT)

    Invite only networking event for hosted buyers, stakeholders, travel and tourism key players and the media. They will be treated to an evening of traditional efik cuisines with rich cultural display.

    *By invite only

    or email; connect@nigerdeltatourismexpo.com

    Best Tourism GovernorTourism Personality of the YearLifetime Achievement AwardRoyal Support for TourismBest Airline (Domestic)Best Airline (International) Best AirportBest HotelBest ResortBest RestaurantBest Tourism AttractionBest Tour OperatorBest Travel Agency

    Best Tour OperatorBest Travel Technology Best Online Travel AgencyBest Travel Print MediaBest Travel Programme (TV/Radio)Best Tour GuideBest Travel CompanyBest Travel BlogMost Financial Brand (Financial; Telecomms; FMCG; Oil & Gas; Payment Systems)

    Awards Categories

    *To nominate, send email to; connect@nigerdeltatourismexpo.com

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    LIST OF POTENTIAL EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS

    Nigeria Tourism Development Commission, NTDC Ministry of Niger Delta Niger Delta Development Commission Government of Niger Delta States (Cross River, Akwa-Ibom, Abia, Imo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo) Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Cross River State Ministry of Culture and Tourism Akwa-Ibom State Ministry of Culture and Tourism Federal of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN Nigeria Associa