Running for over 14 years, the Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) has proven itself as not just the biggest, but the best housing event in Africa. Offering opportunities for people to own their own homes and….
The Abuja International Housing Show is the answer to global need for a platform where important stakeholders all over the world can meet to deliberate on emerging and lingering housing and construction issues, proffer solutions, network, exhibit and introduce latest innovations to the market through sales and promotion.
The show has been endorsed by governments and private sector leaders as an ideal platform to discuss the recent advances and research results in the fields of Housing and all related areas such as architecture, policy studies, education, interior architecture, city planning and urban studies, social sciences etc.
Abuja International Housing Show brings together leading housing patrons, CEOs, academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Affordable Housing and Construction. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, housing practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Housing and Construction.
The hugely popular conference and exhibition show returns for its 14th year from 21st to 25th July 2020 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
The Event looks at the roles and opportunities for all players in the housing market, including Investors, Developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and their related advisers, whilst networking with the leading professionals in Housing from across the world. Much is happening currently, with the sector evolving rapidly, and lots of opportunities are emerging as a result.
The Conference allows all stakeholders to understand how the Public and Housing Association Sectors can work together to deliver Housing and how Private and Public Investment is a growing opportunity area.
AIHS is an ever sold out show that gives international participants the chance to be fully updated on what is going on, accumulate some experience and network with the leading figures in the industry.
Over 30 speakers from at least 15 countries will be speaking at this year’s event. The speakers who are drawn from reputable institutions like mortgage banks, real estate companies, housing regulatory agencies, construction companies, housing finance firms etc. and from various countries including USA, UK, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, India, China, UAE, Ghana, Rwanda etc. will speak on this year’s theme which is; ‘’Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models in the Midst of Global Uncertainty.’’
Top among the international guest list at this year’s edition includes, Lew Shulman, the CEO and Chairman of The Board, iBUILD Global Incorporated, USA; Debra Erb, Managing Director of Housing Programs for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Kecia Rust, Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF); Anders Lindquist, Founder and President, Business Development at EchoStone housing; Robert Hornsby, CEO of American Homebuilders of West Africa (AHWA); Olivia Caldwell, Principal at the Affordable Housing Institute (AHI); Mounia Tagma, Regional Manager, Affordable Housing Institute, Morocco; Andrew Chimphondah, MD of Shelter Afrique, and many more.
Foreign ministers of works and housing like Samuel Atta Akyea from Ghana and others from countries like Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and many more have confirmed participation for this year’s event. This delegation also includes international diplomats and high commissioners representing governments and international organisations. These high level participants will hope to adapt whatever resolutions that had been agreed upon at the show in their respective countries and organisations for the advancement of housing and construction initiatives.
The show will also host international exhibitors of housing and construction wares, affordable mortgage, building construction materials, home interior decorations, home and office furniture, roofing sheets, blinds, tiles, mixing and interlocking machines, paints, home lighting, cement and many more innovations in the global industry.
International contractors, investors, developers and mortgage banks will also participate at the show to favourably compete in an atmosphere of excellence, innovation and creativity where bargains are very affordable for the buyers.
High level sessions like the CEOs Forum, Housing Finance Conference and Stakeholders Panels, among others will dominate this year’s show with the mandate of establishing realisable goals and objectives for housing development.
Among other things, the show provides opportunities for networking, home ownership, professional development and policy development for the housing sector.
With over 40, 000 participants and 400 + exhibitors, the importance of AIHS cannot be overemphasised as it is always attended by top dignitaries including Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who leads a strong delegation of top public officials, governors, ministers, legislators, commissioners, all housing and construction association leaders and private sector CEOs to declare the event open.