Tosyn Bucknor’s sister, Funke, set to host The Event Xperience Africa conference in January
Recently bereaved event planner and founder of Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, is putting plans together to host the maiden edition of The Event Xperience Africa (TEXA) conference.
The conference would hold from January 15 to 17, 2019.
Funke is the older sister of the recently deceased broadcaster, poet and singer Tosyn Bucknor.
Tagged ‘Be More… Do More… Inspiring New Frontiers’, the conference is designed to bring together seasoned and new event professionals across the continent, taking participants on an exciting, informative, insightful and unusual experience, engaging them on trade secrets, curated sessions, emerging innovations, and trends in the industry.
“For over a decade, I have groomed several young people into becoming successful event entrepreneurs, many of whom have become industry giants themselves. It brings me so much joy and fulfills my life-long dream of empowering others. For me, it has always been about enabling the environment, building an ecosystem, peering an industry, impacting lives and laying a legacy.
“That is why after many years of prodding, requests, and pushing, we have finally launched The Event Xperience Africa Conference – a three-day experience that will break down all you ever thought you knew, and re-mould you into a charged entrepreneur for higher success in the event space. We want to groom more people, help those who have started a scale, support superstars who have their eyes on global excellence and standards, and drive them to learn and share from one another. We want to inspire one another, sharing the ropes on how to climb the ladder of success,” Funke said.
TEXA is targeted at event planners, event designers, concert and show producers, bakers/caterers, audiovisual experts (lighting, cinematographers, photographers, and more), entertainment specialists (musicians/bands, dancers), wardrobe and beauty experts, and other industry service providers.
It is also targeted at corporate stakeholders such as brand and corporate communications managers as well as experiential marketing companies.