All arrangements have been concluded for the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Beer & Health Symposium billed to take place on 24th of November 2015
The 2015 edition of the Nigerian Beer & Health Symposium, themed ‘Beer and Lifestyle’ will hold on 24th of November 2015.
This was made known in a statement issued on behalf of Heineken and Nigerian Breweries Plc., signed by its Chief Consultant, Modupe Adetokunbo.
It stated that the initiative is conceived to educate the general public about the true story of beer as against the age-long misconception and unsubstantiated perception ascribed to the beverage genre.
“Over the years, there have been negative perceptions and images painted in the public about beer. These negative claims and beliefs Nigerian Beer & Health Symposium Holds Nov 24 All arrangements have been concluded for the 2015 edition of the Health Symposium billed to take place on 24th of November 2015 about beer, though unsubstantiated, have been repeated and recycled over time such that they have become accepted by a large segment of the public. However, these unsubstantiated myths and misconceptions are now being challenged by facts and findings as revealed in recent scientific researches and studies”, the statement hinted.
“It is in line with this that Heineken International conceived the idea of a viable platform where the public will be exposed to the true and positive story of beer – The Nigerian Beer & Health Symposium”, it added.
The Beer Symposium is a global annual event widely observed and celebrated in Europe and America and fast spreading to other parts of the world. The Nigerian version held in Lagos last year with huge success.
The statement further emphasized that “the 2014 edition was an eye opener. It was chaired by Prof. Kole Omotoso, a renowned professor of Drama at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, with other presentations from notable scholars from within and outside Nigeria. This year’s edition will be chaired by the renowned Prof Emevwo Biakolo from the School of Media and Communications studies, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. This year’s edition promises robust presentations and discussions from scholars and informed discussants from within and outside Nigeria.
– Anthony Awunor