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NBC unveils plans for Africast 2018 scheduled for Abuja in October

The management of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has drawn up strategic plans for a successful hosting of this year’s Africast Summit designed to gather broadcasting pundits for fruitful discursions on how best to deliver Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Africa.

In an interview, the Coordinator of the event and senior officer at NBC, Mrs. Maimuna Jimada, said “the 12th biennial conference of Africa Broadcasters, Africast 2018 with the theme: ‘The Dynamics of Broadcasting in the Digital Era’, is scheduled to hold at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers, from Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria”.

According to her, “Africast has fast become the biggest and most comprehensive broadcast and media industry event on the Continent and offers a unique platform for knowledge sharing and networking for digital broadcasters, broadcast regulators, communicators, broadcast content providers, equipment manufacturers and vendors, policy makers and other stakeholders from all over Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world”.

Continuing, she averred that “At Africast 2018, our guests will experience three days of varied participation of up to 1000+ delegates from across the globe. It is a platform for world-class exposition showcasing the very best in creativity, innovation and technological advancements in Africa’s broadcast and media ecosystem”.

Business Hilights gathered that the main features of Africast 2018 include An array of Keynote presentations, illuminating discussions and expert roundtables; A content market showcasing exclusive screenings of African Content in addition to an exchange platform for quality African content; and an integrated world class EXPO exhibiting the latest in broadcast and media technology 

Others are content Production and Technical Master classes, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, Gala and lots of fun!!

Mrs. Jimada revealed that arrangements have been concluded for both local and international participants in terms of “Special conference rates @ Sheraton Abuja courtesy of our partnership,” and that “Partnership and sponsorship opportunities are abound to increase prospective corporate brand visibility within the period”.

While noting that part of the special side attractions coming with the event include ‘Abuja City Tour’, NBC advised companies and professionals to avail the opportunity by registering early to avoid rush as all arrangements have been perfected for a hitch-free summit com October this year.

Prospective participants are advised to visit www.nbc.gov.ng for further details.

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