The month of March was remarkable for the Interior Design Industry in Nigeria as EteriorSpaces hosted the PAN AFRICA INTERIOR DESIGN VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2018, the first of its kind. According to the organizers, this was created out of the desire to give Africans a practical guide to the profession of Interior Design and be introduced to an active, thriving community of African Interior Designers. The summit lasted 8 days, from the 19th – 27th March and culminated on the 30th of March in a live Question & Answer Session with Osaru Alile and Lara Lape, Co-Hosts of the summit and Co-Founders of CC Interiors Ltd.
The summit was a ground breaking event with over 40 Speakers from Nigeria, across Africa to the World. It covered various topics, from the basics of Interior Design to finding your place in the related Interior Design Industries. The audience was targeted at Beginning to mid-level Professionals interested in building their Interior Design businesses and/or experiences, Interior Designers employed in the Interior Design or related fields, recent Graduates from different educational backgrounds, Professionals who may want a change in career as well as Architects and Designers outside of Africa who are in search of partnership opportunities.
Highlights from the summit was an Interview with Horace Pan, Creative Director at Panorama Design, Hong Kong, on the subject “The Bussiness of Interior Design”. Another major highlight featured a profile interview with Jack Travis – an American Interior Designer, Architect, Author and Educator based in South Bronx, New York City.
A few participants from the Summit had these to say:
WOW. THIS has to be the most fulfilling activity I’ve been engaged in this first quarter. I can’t gush about it enough. It’s so worth it – KunbiAkeju
I’m totally enjoying this summit. The best $65 I’ve ever spent – BarbaraUdoEwah
Thank you for making it so convenient. Listening and Learning on the move – Participant
WOW. I’m so pumped up right now. Very interesting and educative sessions, all of them – TemitopeKolawole
OMG. These sessions are awesome. Thank you so much for this initiative. I quit my 9 – 5 job for this passion and I’m determined to grow it – AdaezeEkeopara
Please see the chart below for the PAIDSUMMIT2018 sessions at a glance.
An all access pass entitles participants to all sessions which are available for replay at your convenience. You can get yours here.