Hospitality Workshop Africa 2016

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If making someone smile every day comes naturally to you, then a career in hospitality may just be the thing for you!

It is predicted by The World Travel & Tourism Council the travel & tourism industry will account for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet by 2025, at the same time generate nearly 7 million jobs per year for the next ten years. Sounds like a secure industry to work in.

The current economic situation holds a lot of uncertainty for Nigeria’s workforce. Banks are laying scores off employees at every opportunity, Lawyers are underpaid, Doctors are constantly on strike and the engineers? Well, the jobs are farther away each day.

For young Nigerians starting out on their university journey or those considering a change in career, the Hospitality industry presents a plethora of exciting opportunities. Hospitality careers go beyond hotel jobs and span across luxury event management, culinary arts, travel, tourism, and hospitality management.

To this end that the Swiss Education Group is organizing its first African workshop.  The Hospitality Workshop Africa 2016  aims to explore opportunities available in the industry, with a selection of seasoned professionals sharing their experiences and insights.

Meet the panelists:

Benoit Samson: Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Swiss Education group. Benoit has extensive experience in both hotel management and international hospitality education

Sally Mbanefo: Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)

Funmi Victor-Okigbo: MD/CEO No Surprises Events. An Event-Architect leading a  company renowned for excellence and professional execution.

Obinna Ekezie, MD/CEO Wakanow. The first online travel portal with expertise in tourism in Africa and around the world.

Nkem Odewunmi CEO Food Fashion Fusion. A Lawyer turned Gourmet-cook/ Entreprenuer with sound knowledge of food and its synthesis.

Belinda Nwosu: Lead Researcher, The W Hospitality Group

Key take-aways:

  • Career opportunities in the hospitality industry and how to venture in. • Business knowledge and opportunities in the hospitality and tourism.
  • The possible challenges and how to overcome them.
  • The Swiss Education Group training.


Visit to save your spot


Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (WAT) – Add to Calendar


Eko Hotel and Suites – Adetokunbo Ademola Way Victoria Island, Lagos State – View Map

About SEG

Grown as the world’s leading hospitality education network since 1982, the Swiss Education Group has kept true to the traditions of Swiss hospitality management. With various programmes offered by its diverse schools, the institution combines academic learning with practical experience and is designed to meet the need of hospitality employers.


  1. Kingsley Opara

    June 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I missed out on the workshop which is so unfortunate and painful but I will really love to have a career in hospitality because I love to see people happy and having the opportunity to add smile on their wouldn’t be a problem because it’s comes naturally and am also passionate about it.

  2. Kehinde Olaniyan

    February 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    @Kingsley Opara, truely you might have missed out with this lovely opportunity in 2016, but all hope is not lost. You can get the adequate training that is needed to stand out in your career in hospitality through They offer one of the best training in hotels & hospitality.

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