Dear Colleagues/clients,

I want to thank the association for allowing me to serve as President and be a part of an association that not only gives knowledge back but allows relationships to be built within the industry.   I am following the footsteps of some amazing leaders in the industry.  This association was formed back in the 2011 and the individuals who formed it were motivated and persistent in pursuing a goal of success for APPOEMN.

This next two years becomes a challenge for the new Executive Team and the association as a whole as we start developing things that reflect our industry and become beneficial to our members. Several opportunities will be available throughout the year to meet for certification/education as well as networking with individuals within our industry.  Networking is a part of our industry and APPOEMN has its wealth of knowledge. The year brings renewed energy and optimism, as we have seen positive growth and increased business demand in the events industry.

Our goal continues to be the focus to serve our members by providing high quality educational content and networking opportunities and by increasing our visibility within the events industry.  You, our members, through your commitment, involvement, and volunteerism will help create a focused association. Our committees will stay on top of issues, legislation and policies that impact our work.

Our main focus for the next 2 years are:

  1. Networking/Interactive Sessions
  1. Education – continue to educate our members and clients
  1. PR – increase Appoemn visibility in Government, Corporate and Private Sectors
  1. Entertainment – crafting and creating 3 talk of town events

For our current members, perspective members, vendors, Business Partners and clients. I want to assure you that the intention of this new Executive TEAM is to grow this association without limits.  We will stay focused as a benefit to our members/clients and also stay current with Industry standards and requirements.  Look forward to a productive successful 2 years and invite each of you to participate, and most important become involved.

We welcome your feedback always.

We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming meetings/events.  Thank you for your continued support, enthusiasm and commitment to APPOEMN.

So, from myself, the new Executive Team and Board of Directors, thank you for your membership and support. We promise to keep evolving to serve you, no matter what the new normal brings in 2016/17.

Kind Regards,

Gbemisola Ope

President, APPOEMN

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