RIMA Foundation to Host the 10th Records and Information Management Awareness Conference, Awards & Exposition

Following the over one decade of awareness campaign aimed at promoting the information, record and archives industry in Nigeria and Africa, RIMA Foundation is set to organize the tenth edition of the annual conference and exposition come November 13-15, 2014 in Lagos Nigeria.
The importance of information management cannot be overemphasized as records and information are essential for the effective and productive functioning of private and public organizations. According to the World Bank “Without a records management infrastructure, governments and organizations are incapable of effectively managing current operations, and have no ability to use the experience of the past for guidance. Records are inextricably entwined with increased transparency, accountability and good governance.”
The records and information management industry in Nigeria and Africa has recorded tremendous growth in the last one decade. The awareness campaign has penetrated far and wide. A good number of organizations are already conscious of the need for proper information management.
There is still a lot to be done and the need for government involvement to be more prominent in promoting transparency, accountability, and access to information.
RIMA Foundation, in the last one decade has developed the platform for development of  the Information Management and Security (IMS) Industry in Africa, with involvement in different collaborative activities with different local and international organisations on information management and security awareness campaign in our resolve to ensure that the industry in Africa is able to meet up with global standard, which is also expected to engender both investments and employment opportunities in the continent. In 2010, the foundation was among a thirteen (13) man committee inaugurated by the Lagos State Government for the formulation of the State’s Archive and Records Management Policy. The foundation has also worked with the records and information management community in other parts of Africa, including South Africa and has facilitated at the South African, Archives and Records Management conference on a number of occasions.
The theme for the 2014 event is ”A decade of Information Management awareness in Africa: Challenges and Prospects” . Other issues expected to be addressed at RIMACE 2014 include the Impact of Health Information Management on the Ebola Epidemic and many more.
The conference will provide attendees with unique opportunities to meet leading information management, security and technology solution providers and agencies like LASRAB, Petrodata, Havilah, MZ Consulting, Conceil, IQSS, Busicon Nigeria Limited, Xerox Nigeria, Rabonni, Docudata, Young-Bailey, Templeton Business Consulting,  Computer Warehouse, EMC-Nigeria, Oracle, Golden Scepter, LWAZi South Africa,  Montgomery Vault, Dataflex, Kontemporary, Calm Global Information Technologies Ltd, GIT, Programos Software Group, CDSS, Hisplus Systems and so many other local and International solution providers.
The edition of the event is billed to hold at the Darlinton Hall, Plot CDE Industry Crescent, off Town Planning Way, Ilupeju Lagos on 13, 14 and 15 November 2014 respectively.
Key stakeholders (Professionals & Practitioners) from corporations, Banks, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Government, Law enforcement will be attending the 2014 event. Attendees will among other things be able to learn and compare concepts, solutions and meet suppliers with an opportunity to discuss and share best practices with industry experts and existing users.
The one day conference will start with a keynote presentation, followed by a number of parallel exposition and solution centre track. RIMACE 2014 Expo, still remains the only place where end users can truly assess the latest products and services from all the major information management, security and technology players in a face-to-face environment.
The Expo will open all day to allow vendors and exhibitors showcase solutions that facilitate effective information management and security, business processes management, improve productivity and enhance collaboration in today’s organization. There will also be opportunity to network and develop relationships with exhibitors who are looking to expand their channel presence in Nigeria and Africa.
The second day of the event will feature the premiere beauty pageant in the Information Management / Technology Industry aimed at providing a platform for the female folks with the opportunity to showcase their intellectual abilities, empowering them through various Records / Information Management and Technology related trainings and certifications.
Day three of the event will start with the Institute of Information Management Induction of new members and fellows of the Institute into the various membership grades which include Associate, Professional, Senior Professional, Fellow, Honorary Fellow, and Corporate Membership Grade.
The awards, which will mark the climax of the workshop and exhibition, will be given to individuals and corporate organizations for their achievements, activities, contributions and involvement in promoting the records and information management industry.
RIMA Awards are fiercely contested and highly valued within the RIM, IS, IT and business world. They are a showcase for individuals and organisations that have demonstrated the vision and the business skills in implementing new technology that ensures real business benefits. The Awards clearly demonstrate that the business proposition for deploying new technology is very sound, as evidenced by the number of well-conceived and highly successful products and projects submitted as entries each year.
Interest individuals and organizations are hereby invited to participate as sponsors, exhibitors, supporter of the events. Intending exhibitors, supporters and sponsors will be expected to email events@rimaw.org for additional information or visit the foundations website, while attendees and other delegates are to register online to participate for free at http://rimaw.org/Registration.php.
Thank you all for your time!
About RIMA Foundation
The Records and Information Management Awareness (RIMA) Foundation is a non-profit, Non-Governmental organization that seek to promote access to information, raise public consciousness on the need for proper management and security of records and information, and encourage the overall development of the information management community for the benefit of humanity and the industry.  
For more information, please visit: www.rimaw.org
RIMA Foundation, 35 Association Avenue Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria.
Email: events@rimaw.org 
Tel: +234-7098118127, +234-8023819008, +234-8083773640, +234-8169234244, +2347058000405


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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