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[April 28, 2014]

Face Holds in Atlanta, Showcases Nigeria's Cultural Heritage

(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) This year's Festival of Arts And Culture Exhibition Award (FACE Africa) scheduled to hold in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, which will showcase Nigeria's cultural heritage and tourism, has been aptly described as the "Giant of Africa" and the heart of Africa for a good reason. It is richly endowed with ecological and cultural resources, which are of universal recognition from threads of history, diversity, legend and conquest.


With Nigeria's booming tourism industry, its development and growth must meet international standards, awareness must be created, other cultures must be made sufficiently known, not only because the world has become a global village, but because people appreciate what they understand, according to Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa, one of the organisers of FACE.

According to her, the platform will create the environment to network, do business and capitalise on the fast growing hospitality and tourism sector in Nigeria. There will be star studded events, live performances from local and international artists, entertainers, celebrity guests, and a movie premier, including cultural dance groups, beauty contest pageantry, and activities that promise to give one a fulfilling weekend.

Endorsed by Nigeria Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Orientation, Abuja, Nigeria, the two-day culture and tourism investment expo and award is expected to attract more over 1,000 attendees, dignitaries, delegates and people from all walks of life to the city of Atlanta from around the world.

It will hold from May 2-3, at Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Atlanta, 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA 30037, by the organising team of FACE, CEO, Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa, AfriQtalk, CEO, Toks Onabanjo, Pan African Chambers of Commerce, Kingsley Ituwe, DJK Consult, CEO, Temidayo Babalola, Prime Media, and CEO, Adekoya Adegboyega Yusuf, Dengit Music, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta.

Organisations such as Association of Nigerians Organisation in Georgia, Association of African Women in the Diaspora, Nigeria in Diaspora Organisation, Upward African Women, and Arik Airline will be recognised for their support in the African Diaspora.

The symposium will consist of workshops, conference and break out sessions, while the exhibition will display quality products and services on a single platform, ideal for profit comparison. The cultural expo entails cultural displays, business networking, health education, pageantry, fashion show, comedy, movie premier and cultural dance, including local and international exhibitors, wide range of products and services catering to a diverse audience, domestic and international clientele with a view to promoting culture and tourism.

The outcome will create e-commerce shoppers for goods, products and services, online business directory, comprehensive tourism resources, travel guide and tourism, online reservation for tourist destination, accessibility to travel agencies and tourism investment forums. These efforts will help boost tourism and enable tourist and investors gain confidence and insights to travel destinations for sustainable tourism and foster the spirit of friendship and harmony between the two countries.

The pre-event and award will be filled with a night of cultural entertainment, celebrities, comedy, acoustic music, cultural dance, drama, fashion show and performances. The cultural expo entails cultural displays, business networking, health education, pageantry, fashion show, comedy, movie premier and cultural dance, including local and international exhibitors, wide range of products and services catering to a diverse audience, domestic and international clientele with a view to promoting culture and tourism.

Copyright Daily Independent. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).

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