By Our Reporter
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc,GTCO Plc, is set to continue the sponsorship of its long-running show piece event– The Food and Drink Festival whch has entered its fifth year. The 2022 event is expected to hold from Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 02, 2022, at the GTCentre, Plot 1 Water Corporation Drive, Oniru,Lagos.
The GTCO Food and drink festival, according to the organisers will bring together ‘’the biggest chefs and food lovers from all over the world’’ in a celebration of all things delicious with family and friends. Over the years, the Food and Drink festival had hosted millions of people and featured enlightening and engaging master classes by world-renowned chefs and food business experts.
This year, the free to attend three-day festival will feature cooking master classes of cuisines chosen from all around the world and over 140 free retail stalls showcasing everything from the best of Nigeria’s street food to bite-sized gourmet treats and fresh farm produce from the farmers’ market. The well-fitted play area is designed to add another layer of excitement for children and keep them meaningfully engaged.
Egun Agbaje, the GTCO, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, had said that the 2022 GTCO Food and Drink Festival, the Group Chief Executive Officer, CEO, had said that the “Africa’s history and rich cultural heritage is beautifully reflected in its cuisines’’. He noted that the primary objective of the GTCO Food and Drink Festival is ‘’to showcase our diversity and industry as a people whilst delivering a sumptuous culinary experience to food enthusiasts across the continent’’, stressing that it is part of the bank’s contribution to the development of local, Small and Mediunm Scale Enterprises, SMEs. ‘’We want to see our retail customers who also own small businesses thrive by giving them more opportunities to connect with consumers from around the world’’, he further remarked.
An elated Agbaje said GTCO was committed to offering our customers and communities great experiences with every interaction and will continue to promote viable enterprises particularly in the food and fashion industries, given the massive capabilities and countless multiplier effects inherent in these critical industry segments.”
Given an insider information of the bank’s operations, he disclosed that it has established presence in eleven West and East African countries including the United Kingdom, UK. He had said that the GTCO provides both banking and non-banking services including Payments, Wealth Management, and Pension Fund Management.
He pointed out that the Group also operates a diversified, Proudly African franchise and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement which has endeared the brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond.
Note that over the years, many customers have benefited from its unique loan products including the Food Industry Credit and Fashion Industry Credit designed specifically for businesses in the food and fashion industry.
Agbaje, the GTCO, CEO, may have gladdened people’s heart when he promised that the 2022 Food and Drink Festival promises ‘’to be an experience of a lifetime’’. Appealing to Nigerians from all walks of life who are keen to try all the local street food and would like to go on exhilarating culture-filled culinary adventures, to show up at the Festival. ‘’This is our chance’’, he declared.