Ebunlomo Taiyese, the Convener, My Grand Event, has underscored the importance of Event vendors in economic growth and development.
Taiyese disclosed this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Tuesday
while briefing newsmen on the 4th edition of the exhibition.
The exhibition is a platform for all event professionals to leverage in evaluating and diagnosing the ailments plaguing their businesses, while getting solutions from industry experts.
She explained that the informal sector remained essential for economic growth, saying it was a key provider of jobs and income in emerging economies.
The convener added that no fewer than 100 event vendors across the SouthWest region would converge in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital for the exhibition tagged: “My Grand Event”.
She disclosed that, caterers, event planners, makeup artists, bands, decorators and Disk Jockey’s among others across the SouthWest region were billed to attend the event.
Taiyese noted that the event would also feature an exhibition of products and services by vendors from across the state.
“My grand event is an exhibition set up to showcase array of vendors in the event industry in Ogun State as well as serve as veritable platform for attendees to interact and network and do business.
The event, themed: “My Grand Event Season 4.0: The Rebirth”, will also feature an exhibition of products and Services by hundreds of vendors from across the state.
“My grand event was conceived out of the curiosity to bring value to event vendors in Ogun state as well as build small scale enterprises in order to compete favourably with their counterparts across Nigeria,” she said.
The convener admonished the state government to involve local vendors in programmes and activities organised by its officials, parastatals and ministries, adding that the informal sector was too large and important to be ignored.
She stated that such involvement would lead to the growth of event vendors and businesses operating in the state, saying it would boost the internally generated revenue of the state.