Abia Commercial/Agro-Tourism Investment Forum, UMUAHIA, NIGERIA, 09 NOV 2017

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Abia Commercial/Agro-Tourism Investment Forum is a socioeconomic development event. A two-day all-inclusive Sustainable Tourism development event for brain storming, learning, consolidating, business networking, bonding and fun.

Conference Theme: Investment in Infrastructure, Commercial & Agro-Tourism, as a catalyst for sustainable development, wealth and job creation.


This conference will discuss and analyse issues on Hospitality, Agribusiness, Aviation, Commercial/Agro-Tourism & Infrastructural development. It is a combined practitioner’s and academic researcher’s event for investment education, research analysis, business networking, decision making and fun. The program has two days practitioners and academic sessions during the day with a dinner in the evening of the last day.

Agritourism has different definitions in different parts of the world and sometimes refers specifically to farm stays as in Italy. Elsewhere, agritourism includes a wide variety of activities, including buying produce direct from a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, slopping hogs, picking fruit, feeding animals, or staying at a Bed &Breakfast guest house on a farm.

Agro-Tourism is a form of niche tourism that is considered a growth industry in many parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, the United States, Holland, China and the Philippines. Other terms associated with agritourism are “agritainment”, “value-added products”, “farm direct marketing” and “sustainable agriculture”. In the western world, you hear of farm houses, garden shops, etc.

The following themes will be addressed as abstracts:

  • Importance of Agro-tourism for sustainable development
  • Agric-tourism: social and economic importance
  • Significance of infrastructural development to an emerging economy
  • Agriculture: Subsistence and Commercial for food and national building.
  • Social networks and tourism marketing
  • Role of infrastructure in national development
  • Investment management and best practices
  • Framing tourism futures
  • Hospitality, Location and the Environment.
  • Eco-tourism and environmental benefits of tourism
  • Sustainable and responsible tourism
  • Human resource management in hospitality and tourism
  • Effective Hospitality management principle and procedures
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic empowerment
  • And Much More!!!

Program Benefits: Participants will acquire new knowledge in the industry practices, business ideas/strategies in commercial/agro-tourism development; be up to date with legislation and best industry practices; Listen to success stories from international destination management executives: learn how to get involved in the modern commercial/agro-tourism investments and be capable of predicting future trends and profitability; discuss with prospective partners and financial institutions that are likely to provide support loans and grants.


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