The Lagos Business School in Nigeria has two major annual events on their alumni calendar: the President’s Dinner, hosted by the alumni president, and the alumni conference, a full day of economic and plenary sessions, featuring distinguished speakers and panelists from within and outside the country. Please note that an internet connection is required to watch the video above.
The director of Alumni Relations at LBS, Henry Onukwuba won a bronze medal at the CASE Circle of Excellence Award for the President’s Dinner in 2012.
Henry and the alumni relations team at LBS doubled the attendance at the President’s Dinner from 250 guests in 2009 to 520 guests in 2010. As the size of the event grew the dinner was moved to a more spacious venue at the Eko Hotel in Lagos in 2012. There were nearly 1300 guests at the President’s Dinner in 2018.
The sucess of the Dinner has led to increased alumni engagement, attendance other events such as the alumni conference also jumped from less than 200 to 450 guests. Other programmes, such as the bi-monthly alumni sessions and the alumni reunions, also witnessed growth in attendance.
Promoting the event
LBS uses their alumni magazine and social media to advertise the President’s Dinner.
Article from the LBS Footprints alumni magazine which covered the President’s Dinner from 2017.