The alumni reception was held on March 1st 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria. It was a great success, with the Alumni Chapter reporting that it was their largest event.
A senior academic joined the event to give an update on activity at Aston and was well received by guests. It was commented that having an academic attend in future to give a brief talk on their research area, or an update on current research in business-related subjects, would be welcomed by alumni. There was a nice mixture of graduates spanning 1965 right up to 2015. Honorary graduate Chris Bale also attended along with the Chapter President Ayo Ajayi.
There was also a representative from Nigeria's capital, Abuja, located an hour's flight from Lagos, who expressed an interest in getting a group started with a long-term view of growing activity there.