Host Nigeria Invites UNWTO Member States To Global Confab

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
formally invited all member states of the United Nations World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO) to the first-ever UNWTO Global Conference on
Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, to be held in Lagos 14-16
Nov. 2022.

The Minister extended the invitation to member states at the ongoing
65th Meeting of the UNWTO-Commission for Africa in Arusha, Tanzania,
saying: ”I look forward to welcoming you all to Lagos, Nigeria’s
commercial nerve center.”

He told the meeting that the global conference would be held at the
National Theatre, which was constructed in 1976 as a focal point for
the celebration of Nigeria’s art and culture, and which hosted the 1st
Festival of Arts and Culture, popularly known as FESTAC, in 1977.

”The National Theatre is currently being massively renovated and
rehabilitated, with four additional verticals that will cater for
music, film, fashion and ICT being built. It is therefore fitting that
this conference will take place there,” Alhaji Mohammed said.

Delegates from the 166 member states of the UNWTO, as well as UNWTO
top officials and experts, international organizations, stakeholders
from the public and private sector as well as civil society working on
tourism, cultural and the creative industries, and the media, are
expected to participate in the global conference

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