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Tuesday, February 27 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
What’s Next For Fashion Retail in Africa? FULL

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Driven by fashion weeks and an explosion of consistent marketing, communication and pr efforts, Africa's fashion retail sector is growing. An emerging number of platforms and outlets are catering for and to African brands and designers to promote and distribute their products to a mass or niche market. Not to mention the abundant assortment of international brands and designers available to the African consumer. 

New trends in fashion retail are developing, with increasing numbers of local and international multi-brand boutiques and e-commerce platforms. According to McKinsey, Africans could be buying $75 billion worth of goods and services online by 2025. In Nigeria, the continent's largest consumer market, revenue has doubled each year since 2010. The country has the largest online apparel market in Africa, and is expected to grow from an estimated $104m in 2014 to nearly $1.1bn in 2019 according to research by Euromonitor International. This panel discussion; What’s next for fashion retail in Africa? will be to discuss the challenges and opportunities, trends, insights and what’s next for Africa's fashion retail sector!

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Funmi Daniel

I am an experienced fashion retail professional who has had vast experience in both the UK and in Nigeria. With knowledge ranging from product planning and selection, to branding and creative direction, I am your go-to fashion retail guru!

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Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company that helps African merchants get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.Over 7,000 businesses use Paystack to collect both one-time and recurring payments, including some of Nigeria’s largest brands... Read More →
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Sophia Ike-Onu

Founder, The5KShop
Sophia Ike-Onu is a trained architect and entrepreneur pioneering the fusion of fashion and technology in Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of The5kShop, a fashion tech company headquartered in Nigeria. With an ambitious vision that African fashion can compete globally, The5kShop... Read More →
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Oroma Itegboje

Retail Manager, ALARA
My passion for fashion is innate and has always been a part of who I am. However as a kid I always looked up to my mother who was a Lawyer. With good brains and perfect grades in the arts, I decided to pursue a career in Law.As they say, man is only great when he acts from passion... Read More →
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Timilehin Tikolo

T.M. Lewin Brand Manager, SMARTMARK
Having obtained my MA in Fashion Retail Management from the London College of Fashion, I went on to work in a wholesale and business development role for Michael Kors menswear. In this role my team and I were tasked with the development and growth of MK’s men’s business in the... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
  Panel, Africa NXT