NITP 2013 International Conferences, Workshops and Exhibitions.

The 2013 International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Exhibitions are basically to provide capacity development for members.

The programmes will expose them to International best practices in the various aspects of Urban and Regional Planning.
They are also forums where professionals benefit from new trends and focus in the development processes. These meetings create awareness on global trends in climate change and its various impacts as well as their mitigations and adaptation processes. They are exposed to how best issues like green gas emission are being contained in advanced countries.

In addition, the global competitiveness of cities with focus on foreign investments attractiveness, economic growth, and infrastructure and slum reduction are topical which participants can benefit from immensely. Also issues of the sustainability of the environment are well dealt with, with emphasis on green design, greening building and the general energy reduction are essential training Planners must benefit from to be relevant in the global village.

American Planning Association:

Payment Deadline: March 30, 2013

Date:   April 13-17, 2013
Venue:    Chicago, USA

Registration fees: USD 1,045   ( ₦170,000)

Visa Processing, Admin Charges, Accommodation, 1 night:  ₦65,00o

Airfare…varies with Vehicle:  ₦300,00o
Total Estimate: ₦535,0000 


South Africa, Johannesburg

Payment Deadline: April 15, 2013

Date:   May 29-31, 2013
Theme: Mixed Use Development.

Days 1& 2: There are eight plenary sessions in the first two days.

Stream 1. Master planning & sustainability (2days) | Stream 2. Commercialization & development(2days)

Day 3: Post conference workshop; there will be 5 session with various  sub-themes.

Registration Fees:

2 days = $1,895+VAT
3 days = $2,935+VAT


$2,890×160 =  N462,400+VAT


Depending on the Airline, N200, 000

Visa Processing and Admin = N50, 000
One Night Hotel Accommodation: N20, 000

Participants from Lagos: N782, 400
Outside Lagos: N832, 400



Chartered Institute of Housing Conference and Exhibition 2013

Date:    25-27th June 2013
Venue:    Manchester Central, UK

Payment Deadline: April 30th 2013
It is the leading event for social and affordable housing in the UK bringing Housing Association, ALMOS and local authorities together with the private and voluntary sectors. Conference delegates explore key issues hitting the sector, share best practice and debate on solutions to both current and future challenges.

Focus:    Growth | Competition and Dynamism | Social Impact | People

Delegate Package & fees- CIH member 13% price advantage
Non CIH member – Full Package – £790  

Booking received up to April 12, 2013, book 4 full delegates and get 5th full delegate free.

Registration: $790 (N200,000)
Visa Fees and Admin Charges: 60000
Air Fare: N200,000-N250,000

Total: N510,000

Reg. & hotel will attract VAT as additional cost.


Weitz Centre for Development Studies

1. Agricultural Technologies: Technologies, Policies, Strategies and Support System

Date: June 9th -15th, 2013.

The program will enable participants to gain knowledge and experiences regarding:
–    Technological innovations for agriculture upgrading.
–    Irrigation systems, equipment & management support
–    Support system for small and medium enterprises for agricultural development
–    Community asset based development framework for rural revitalization.
–    Visit to Holy Sites.

Participants: Minimum 10

Registration Cost:
$3,180 per participant
7 Nights in a double room (N510,000)
single room – N497,000
Flight fare – N300,000
Visa Fees and Admin – N50, 000

Total Estimate: N847,600

Note – $800, Scholarship on application


2. Start-Up Nation: Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Local Development
Date:    June 16th -22nd, 2013

–    The programme will introduce participants to the eco system of innovation and entrepreneurship
–    The role of government to foster research and development
–    Academia and industrial linkages transfer knowledge company, applied research and other cooperation
–    Venture capital in Israel
–    Support system for idea to commercialization, IPR protection, incubators SME support centres and entrepreneurship programmes.
–    Human capital, the role of education and harnessing of immigrants assets
–    Innovation and entrepreneurship impacts on development processes at local levels

Total cost will cover the following:
–    Field visit and professional meetings
–    Professional guides.
–    Transport in Israel.
–    Half board accommodation in a hotel in the city centre of Tel AVIV
–    Visit to Holy Sites
$3,250 per participant = ₦520,000
Flight fare = ₦300,000
Visa fees/ Admin = ₦50,000

Total Estimate = ₦870,000


3. Municipal Platforms for Urban Development
Date:    June 1st -8th, 2013

Deadline: April 30th, 2013

– Organisation and financial framework
– Israel’s experience in PPP
– Integrated approach to upgrading poor urban area.
– City marketing and banding
– Urban economic development
– Municipal platforms to strengthen SME’s and urban innovation etc

Cost per participant per day half board in luxury apartments single room = $239
Total for 7 nights = $1673
Total cost Estimate =  Reg + Acc = ₦267,680

Airfare = ₦300,000
Visa + Admin =  ₦50,000
Total: ₦617,680


4. Water and other Technology Innovations for Local Development
Date:    October 20th -26th, 2013

Reg + Accom: $ 3180   for 7nights  = ₦510,000
Airfare: ₦300,000
Visa + Admin: ₦  50,000

Total Estimates:  ₦860,000

(USD 800 Scholarship available on request)


Professional Development Programme on Canadian Sustainable Urbanization for Practitioners: Ottawa, Toronto and Beyond.


The Programme is facilitated by members of Canadian Institute of Planners, Members of Professional Planners Institute and Specialists in Sustainable Urban Planning, design and development.

–    A welcome reception with the Nigerian High Commissioner in Ottawa
–    Training seminars
–    Site visits – Oshawa, Ottawa and Toronto to help participants learn about Urban Sustainability, housing, transportation, waste management and green infrastructure.

Training Focus:
–    Sustainable Community Planning & Design
–    Integrated Community Sustainability
–    Sustainable Transportation
–    Waste Management and remediation solution
–    Solid and organic waste recycling
–    Waste management strategy Development.
–    Sustainable development policies, norms and regulations
–    The role of legislation in the planning framework
–    Jurisdiction and interrelations of Planning Legislation etc.

No of Participants – (30-35) minimum

Break down of the fees per participant
Return flight to Nigeria $1,700
Registration $1,300
Single flight from Ottawa USD 120
Hotel & breakfast for 7days
USD 500 for 2 persons
USD 780 single occupants

Total 2 persons per room = $3620  N 579,200
I person per room              ( $3900)
Visa, Admin & insurance  N65,000

Total Estimates  N 644,200        

Other Up Coming Events

Institute of Housing Studies, Netherlands

International Builders Show, USA, Las Vegas.
Feb, 2014

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3 Replies to “NITP 2013 International Conferences, Workshops and Exhibitions.”

  1. Please i want to know the dates of the canada conference, and if one can pay for the uk conference after april since some interested participants will be in chicago by then. Thank you for your efforts while looking forward for your prompt response.

  2. When is the following event coming up? “CANADA
    Professional Development Programme on Canadian Sustainable Urbanization for Practitioners: Ottawa, Toronto and Beyond”

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