Sunday, January 31, 2016

Registration now going on for the 1st Insidetrack Abuja Wedding Cake Competition. Grand prize is N100,000.00 cash


Date: 27th February 2016
Organiser: www.insidetrackabuja.com
Venue: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Garki, Abuja
Registration Fee: N7,000 and above (see complete list below)
Gate Fee: N500 per person
Grand Prize for the Wedding Cake Competition: N100,000.00

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE
The Insidetrack Abuja Pastry Fair and Wedding Cake Competition is open to bakers, caterers, cake designers, pastry chefs, bakery suppliers, bakery equipment dealers and sugar artists over 18 years of age and based in Abuja. Participants based outside Abuja are also welcome to register.

EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES ARE ALSO WELCOME
Event planners, tent companies, wedding accessory vendors, decorators, emcees, ushers/usherettes, etc are also welcome to register for the PASTRY FAIR.

SPACE FOR VENDORS OF NON-PASTRY ITEMS
A limited number of stands are also available for vendors of non-baked items such as clothes, art and craft, beads, homemade soap, gift items, etc. Same rates apply. 

PARTICIPATION/REGISTRATION FEE

To participate as a vendor in the Pastry Fair only
N7,000

To participate in the Wedding Cake Competition only
N7,000

To participate in both the pastry fair and wedding cake competition
N14,000

Table for non-bakery items/vendors also available at the same rate.

Distribution of fliers at the venue for non-registered vendors is allowed free of charge.

PASTRY FAIR vendors and WEDDING CAKE competitors are entitled to occupy 1 table each (36 x 24 inches), 1 chair and 10 free entrance tickets. Vendors are requested to bring their own table cloth

DEADLINE
The closing date for all payment of entry fee is 15th February 2016. Late payment of entry fee will only be accepted at organizers’ discretion and will attract a higher fee as stated above.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Doing business in Abuja? You are invited to the 2nd Insidetrack Abuja Bazaar, happening on 27th February at Hawthorn Suites


Date: 27th February 2016
Organiser: www.insidetrackabuja.com
Venue: Hawthorn Suites Abuja
Registration Fee: N7,000 and above (see complete list below)
Gate Fee: N500 per person

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE
Any entrepreneur based in Abuja who is looking for new ways to meet and make customers.

PARTICIPATION/REGISTRATION FEE
N7000 for a table

HOW TO PAY
Contac us for bank details: 080 9422 9739
Email: insidetrackabuja@yahoo.com

CLICK HEREPHOTOS OF THE 1st Insidetrack Abuja Bazaar on 6th December 2015

VIEW THE COMPLETE ALBUM HERE


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ambassador of Ecuador visits Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry


The Ambassador of Ecuador to Nigeria, His Excellency Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto, made a visit to the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 21st January 2016 as a step in establishing areas where both Ecuador and Nigeria can enhance commercial ties. (Photo above shows the President of ACCI Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, presenting a gift to and H.E Amb. Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto during the latter's visit to ACCI.)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

You are invited to the Choreographers Ball, happening this Sunday, 24th January



This event brings together Abuja's most promising choreographers as they showcase their art and compete for the crown. It is being organised by one of the major dance outfits in Abuja, The Krump Studios.

DATE: SUNDAY 24th JANUARY
VENUE: @3J's Hotel Utako
TIME: 4:30pm
Tickets :N2,000 only!
Book a seat or Seats
Call Now!
08064388746 /08185651796
Proudly Supported by @3j's Hotel
1st Place N100,000 and consolation prizes.
2nd Place N50,000 and consolation prizes.
Come have an Amazing Evening of dance.

Meanwhile, mark your calendars. KRUMP STUDIOS presents the dance calendar for the first half of the year:
1. Choreographers ball 24th January:tickets 2 thousand,call 0806 438 8746 or pick up tickets @ krump dance studio,
2. Love and jazz February 12th
3. Fit to dance fit to live 27th February
4. Raw dance battle 27th February
5. For the love of hip-hop 20 March
6. Expression of the soul 24th April
7. Omo Naija 22nd May
For sponsorship and partnership please contact 0806 438 8746,0805 668 0253



Monday, January 18, 2016

Ambassador John Groffen of the Netherlands officially opens Jelle Bulten's art installation exhibition in Abuja


An exhibition by JELLE BULTEN opened on the 16th of January 2016 at the Though Pyramid Art Centre. Officially opened by His Excellency John Groffen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the show will last till the 26th of January.

These photos were taken from the event by Thought Pyramid Art Centre.

Nigerian artists gather in Abuja for a night of jazz at the Indian High Commission


On Saturday, 16th January 2016, I was at the Indian High Commission for The Diplomatic Jazz Night, organised by Onyeka Nwelue, with the support of the High Commission and Airtel.

The event was attended by the Indian community as well as members of the Diplomatic Corp in Nigeria, including the US Ambassador, James F. Entwistle, and the Ukrainian Ambassador, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jazz night at the Zuma Grill, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, every Saturday at 7pm


If you love soulful jazz music, you’ll love the Jazz Night at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Featuring the in-house jazz band and guest artistes, the Jazz Night comes up every Saturday at the Zuma Grill from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. Stir up the soul in you this Saturday night.! For inquiries or table reservation, please email abuhi_fb@hilton.com or call (0)94613004.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The first Insidetrack Abuja Pastry Fair and Wedding Cake Competition is set to take place on 27th February 2016


INSIDETRACK ABUJA PASTRY FAIR and WEDDING CAKE COMPETITION
Date: 27th February 2016
Organiser: www.insidetrackabuja.com
Venue: Hawthorn Suites Abuja
Registration Fee: N7,000 and above (see complete list below)
Gate Fee: N500 per person
Grand Prize for the Wedding Cake Competition: N100,000.00

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE 
The Insidetrack Abuja Pastry Fair and Wedding Cake Competition is open to bakers, caterers, cake designers, pastry chefs, bakery suppliers, bakery equipment dealers based in Abuja. Participants based outside Abuja are also welcome to register.


EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES ARE ALSO WELCOME 
Event planners, tent companies, wedding accessory vendors, decorators, emcees, ushers/usherettes, party planners, party suppliers etc are also welcome to register for this event 

FREE SPACE FOR EXHIBITORS
We have space for cake designers who would like to exhibit their cakes for FREE. Free exhibitors are not allowed to sell their products or register for the competition unless they pay the registration fee of N7,000.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Doing Business in Abuja - 4 top reasons why businesses fail in the FCT


Quite a number of people have sent me emails asking for information about doing business in Abuja. Although we have seen many success stories of people doing great business and making lots of money here in the FCT, we also know that many fold up after a year or two, which is about the length of time that the initial rent for office space lasts. This means that (most probably – this is just my own opinion), roughly 40% percent of new businesses fold up when the rent expires. I think there are four major factors that affect, directly or indirectly, the success or failure of a business here in the FCT. These are:

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Photos: German-Nigerian Fashion Show at the residence of the German Ambassador in Abuja, Nigeria



The invitation came via e-mail, an invitation from the German Ambassador to Nigeria H.E. Michael Zenner (shown above, holding a microphone) and his wife Mrs Kornelia Bitzer-Zenner, to a fashion show at their residence in Maitama, Abuja. A total of seven fashion designers were to show their latest collections, namely Bobby Kolade from Berlin, Chip Odina from Lagos, and Debby African Stitches, Grazee Stitches, Homto, Keto Couture, and O’godor, all from Abuja.

It’s an invitation you accept with pleasure.