FAQs and Facts about Nigeria Hospitality House at Rio 2016

  1. What does the abbreviation nhpc in this website’s URL (nhpc.gov.ng) mean? NHPC stands for Nigeria House Project Committee, which is in charge of planning and organizing the Nigeria Hospitality House. The committee was appointed by the Honourable Minister of Sports.
  2. When will it start? The Nigeria Hospitality House 2016 will open during the Olympic games, from August 3 to August 26, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil close the Olympic stadium. By the way, the Olympic games starts on August 5 to August 21, 2016.
  3. Is this the first Nigeria House? Nigeria House at the 2012 London Olympics was a huge success for sponsors and participating businesses and attracted massive media coverage both at home and abroad, and was ranked by the BBC as one of the most outstanding country hospitality houses.
  4. What’s the purpose? Nigeria House at the upcoming 2016 Olympics is a bid to again leverage the Olympics as the single biggest and engaged global sporting event to increase business and investments for Nigerian-based businesses and also for the country. Also the Nigeria House at Rio is the ‘home away from home’ for Nigeria athletes, their supporters and fans during the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. *Also, the Nigeria Hospitality House is to provide a home away from home for Nigerian athletes, a place of solidarity for Nigerian supporters to watch the games and celebrate medal wins, to showcasing a Nigerian trade fair and also hosting high level business and investment conferences.
  5. What happens everyday in the house? Events at the Nigeria House include:
    • High level business and investment conference
    • Exhibitions (arts & crafts, agriculture, solid minerals)
    • Trade fair showcasing products, produce and mineral resources from Nigeria,
    • Culture showcase through fun live shows Live shows (fashion shows, music and comedy shows, Nollywood movies, food tasting and more)
  6. How many people would likely visit? Over half a million international visitors from over 200 countries are expected to visit Rio just for this year’s Olympics, and a good number of those are expected to visit the Nigeria House which would be located close to the Olympic stadium.  As in the past, the Olympic crowd are famous for shopping, and so sponsoring the Nigeria Olympic House provides exposure to the ever-growing Olympic audience.
  7. What part of Rio town is it located? The Nigeria Hospitality House 2016 is impressively located in the heart of Rio, not far from the popular Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, and also close to the Rio 2016 Olympic stadium.  The Nigeria Hospitality House at Rio is served by outstanding transport links providing easy access to the best of everything that Rio (Brazil) has to offer and is within an hour’s drive from the international airport.
  8. Who is behind the planning? The Nigeria Hospitality House for Rio Planning and Organizing Committee was inaugurated by the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, in January 2016. It is fully supported by the Presidency.
  9. What’s the Nigeria House website link? The official website for the Nigeria House 2016 is here: nhpc.gov.ng
  10. How can I contact you? For sponsorship details, email marketing@nhpc.gov.ng or info@nhpc.gov.ng