Abiodun Pereira is an event planner who specialises in decoration. He spoke with Peplnews on his journey, his career and his vision for ABBEVENTS, his budding events company.
What is your educational qualification and what inspired you to go into event planning?
I attended Diamond International School here in Lagos, my home State after which i proceeded to Government College Lagos where i got my Senior Secondary School Certificate in 2007. I hope to start pursuing a degree programme next year.
My journey into event planning started when i joined the decoration department of my church (Christ Embassy) 3 years ago. I learnt so much and my interest in the craft became stronger and i thought why dont i pursue a career in event planning.
I have a friend who is also a professional in the job and when she saw my enthusiasm and dedication, she invited me to come and learn more and work in their company called TIEVENT Ltd. That opportunity helped me to hone my skill in event planning and decoration.
After working with the company for sometime, i decided to start my own event planning and decoration outfit, that was how ABBEVENTS was born.
What exactly does ABBEVENTS do?
ABBEVENTS does everything from planning logistics and decoration of any event type depending on the client’s budget, taste and class. We also offer advisory services to our clients on ideal venue depending on the type of occasion, the proximity to higher percentage of the guests, and accessibility to make movement and other logistics seamless.
What is your customer base like?
For now, we have an encouraging customer base considering that our company is still very young but the satisfaction on the faces of our clients and the referrals that we get each time we handle any job ensures a steady growth of the company. Our clients are mainly those living in Lagos but i am positive that in no distant time, we will be taking our services outside Lagos to other States of the Federation.
What is your vision for the company
My trade secret is seeking through professionalism, dedication and sacrifice, to give my clients 100 percent satisfaction. My vision for the company is to take it to another level and to go global, so that we can offer services to clients all over the world.