Access Bank Plc, Flutterwave, an online payment technology firm, and other top companies have agreed to sponsor the 2020 The Event Xperience Africa (TEXA) programme holding in Lagos.
The event, planned for from January 28 to 30 , 2020 is designed to further improve networking opportunities for event professionals by connecting seasoned and new professionals across Africa.
Convened by the founder of Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obru, the conference will engage participants on trade secrets, curated sessions, emerging innovations and trends in the industry.
Speaking at the launch event, Bucknor-Obru said the event remained an opportunity for participants to learn issues around networking, finance, taxation, skills acquisition and how to grow and sustain businesses.
She said there would be business connection session where participants will have the opportunity to sell their products to other participants to gain maximum impact of the programme.
Continuing Bucknor-Obru said: “After reflecting on the success of the conference in 2019 with over 600 attendees from different countries in Africa, we are delighted to return for the second edition. The event industry is an integral part of a growing economy and TEXA intends to build a legacy for millions of event entrepreneurs across the continent, empowering them, creating an enabling environment and also building an ecosystem for sustainable businesses.
“We are extremely grateful to all our partners and sponsors and all participants that have come from across Africa to be a part of this great vision. Indeed, TEXA is not just about Nigeria but the whole of Africa.”
TEXA is targeted at event designers, concert and show producers, bakers/caterers, audio visual experts (lighting, cinematographers, photographers), entertainment specialists (musicians/bands, dancers), event planners, wardrobe and beauty experts, and all service providers in the industry.