In order to maintain high standards in the Nigerian Event Planning industry, as well as providing reassurance to clients and potential clients, it is advisable for all to follow a voluntary code of conduct as listed below:

Each member of the APPOEM association shall agree to adhere to the following:

  • Promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the profession of the special events industry while maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of our profession by performing consistently at or above acceptable industry standards.
  • Use only legal and ethical means in all industry negotiations and activities.
  • Protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and promote all practices which bring respect and credit to the profession.
  • Provide truthful and accurate information with respect to the performance of duties. Use a written contract clearly stating all charges, services, products, performance expectations and other essential information.
  • Honour agreements with customers, clients, suppliers and services
  • Maintain industry accepted standards of safety and sanitation.
  • Commit to increase professional growth and knowledge, to attend educational programs and to personally contribute expertise to meetings and journals.
  • Strive to cooperate with colleagues, suppliers, employees, employers and all persons supervised, in order to provide the highest quality service at every level.
  • Respond to all enquiries within 48 hours
  • Respect client confidentiality
  • Disclose all suppliers that you have a vested interest in
  • Always pass discounts onto the client
  • Never give client details to any third party unless for the sole purpose of the event being undertaken
  • Respect copyright of all planners, coordinators and related suppliers
  • Represent each client fairly and honestly

Abiding by the APPOEMN voluntary code of conduct will ensure that your business and the association will maintain a good reputation, resulting in recommendations from both event planners and past clients.