Chairman of the African Legacy International, Engr. Innocent Ogu has said that the much awaited International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy scheduled to take place between December 6 and 7 had been postponed.
Ogu, who disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Abuja, revealed that the conference had been rescheduled for February 17 and 18, 2016, at Sheraton Roma Hotel in Italy, explaining that the change of date for the conference was as a result of global interest of the participants to this important international event.
According to ALI chairman, his organisation in collaboration with the Dominion Europe SRL and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, are set to raise global interest, projecting intending participants like global leaders, top government functionaries, legislators, diplomats, business executives and investors to bridge the gap between leadership, culture and innovation, using the conference.
He said the symposium intended to bring cultural troops of various ethnic nationalities in Africa and Europe together, where policy makers, researchers on culture and traditions would exchange and share experiences on cultural values of different nationalities and proffer ideas on the way forward in making culture a veritable tool in leadership and diplomacy.
Ogu further said that participants at the conference would explore the challenges facing culture in the 21st century, thereby work out modalities for cultural sustenance for the future.
He said that the participants would also analyse how cultural diplomacy could guarantee good governance and leadership and as well on interchange on cultural ideologies amongst the different nationalities.
The chairman further stressed that sports, education, security, health, finance and agriculture are influenced by culture and the role of custodians of culture artifacts and museums in Africa and Europe would be discussed during the conference.

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