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Monday, February 26

2:00pm WAT

Being A Changemaker
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Being A Changemaker is a meetup that celebrates the power of people and the resources available to individuals in Lagos to do something that effects change in their own lives, this city and country and eventually the continent of Africa. Unemployment is on the rise and young people in secondary schools and universities need a plan. We will meet to network and chat about the power of the volunteer, the power of the collaborator, and the power of the creator. Participants will be broken up into various groups that will focus on making an idea a reality by collaboration, team work and creativity.

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Esther Fabunmi

Creative Head, Entertanment Ideaz
I am a Social Entrepreneur, Content Writer and Blogger.
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Ibrahim Ganiyu

Ibrahim Adeola Ganiyu, (AKA SirGAI), is a Brand communications expert, Creative entrepreneur and a Creative Solutions Provider. Graphic designer by Education, Illustrator and comic artist by choice, Animator by design and an all-round Creative business person .He is a graphic design... Read More →
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Jide Martin

Jide is the CEO of Comic Republic, a Comic Book Start-up that is shaping the reputation narrative of Africa using quality art and stories in the form of Comic Books. In 2018, he was identified by a United Nations program headquartered in New York that provides humanitarian and developmental... Read More →
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Abosede Sobodu


Monday February 26, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
  Meetup, Salon
Wednesday, February 28

10:30am WAT

The Future Of Selling In Africa: New Customers & New Locations
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Factors such as high foreign exchange rate, high unemployment and large youth populations have created the governmental and economic will to make Nigeria and Africa less resource dependent... and this is where business technology steps in.

Without sales no business can survive. Most businesses in Nigeria and Africa have been limited to their local communities/urban areas with limited trade in distant locales, leading to locked up opportunities for business  growth. We will explore how technology is making distant locations closer, as well as practical cases of businesses disrupting their industries by using technology to sell offline to attain scale and profitability.

Panelist will discuss:
  • Importance of doing market research.
  • The type of products/services & strategies suitable for direct sales.
  • Things to consider in selling to the mass market, dealers and distributors.
  • New technology tools to enter new markets and new locations.
  • Achieving sustainable presence in the market online & offline
  • How important is speaking & presenting in local dialect to push sales?
  • How businesses can still benefit from new offline sales
  • How does season affect some products?
  • New ways to execute Door to Door & in-store merchandising sales
  • How technology online is helping to extend need ways of marketing offline
  • New ways to access sales & marketing intelligence for decision making to drive sales.

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Seun Abolaji

Sales/Brand Director, WILSON'S JUICE
Seun Abolaji was born and raised in new bussa Nigeria. At the age of 8 he migrated, grew up and went to university in the USA. He is passionate about creating a better life, thus the lemonade business. The business started as a smoothie and other fresh squeezed juices stand at Covenant... Read More →
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Bayo Adedeji

Snr Finance Manager, AMAZON
Bayo Adedeji is a retail expert with years of real world experience and knowledge that connects the dots between the past and future to help drive and deliver sales, profit and turns while building sound financial foundations and developing executable operational strategies.During... Read More →
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Tunji Meshioye

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, BET9JA
An experienced, hands-on marketing expert responsible for leading the design, development, execution, and management of innovative, results-oriented, cross-channel marketing campaigns for top brands in Nigeria over the last 13 years. A seasoned digital marketing executive, leader... Read More →
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Segun Ogunlana

Founder, Kanako Intelligence Ltd - Afripreneur Company Limited
Segun is a Social Innovator, systemic designer & salesman. He is the founder at Avata M&T, Afripreneur, AgentMe & Kanako which are social innovations with a focus on using technology to provide infrastructure support for businesses & entrepreneurs to attain scale and success.
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Ized Uanikhehi

Director, Max
Ized Uanikhehi is a digital media consultant with a mission to optimize digital marketing efficiency for organizations in Africa.Convener of the DigiClan Africa community (A community of African digital marketers and enthusiasts in careers spanning all aspects of digital media where... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Experience Stage

10:30am WAT

Creatives In Tech Meet Up
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Produced by Senpai collective, a community of creative minds building the future with technology, Creatives In Tech Meet Up is a casual talk and meet up about building a digital brand on social media,  being a creative in tech and starting a startup. The 200+ memeber Senpai Collective is a rich diverse community that will bring a fresh perspective to the SMW Lagos program. 

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Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

Pepper Chikezie Founder 
of The Assembly, a serial Entrepreneur who has worked in Fashion production, marketing and branding for 10 years. Extensive experience in roles varying from Stylist to Fashion Editor, Consultant to Brand Manager and Head of Channel of a 24/7 African fashion... Read More →
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Fisayo Fosudo

Content Creator, YouTube
Visual Storyteller, Designer and Tech Video Producer
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Henry Ikoh

Founder, SENPAI
I am a creative wanderer with a passion for creativity, technology, communities, and sustainability. Have 2 un-finished degrees Computer Engineering, UNT and Industrial physics and renewable energy Covenant university. I am in the process of growing a community of human-centered designers... Read More →
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Adedayo Laketu

Creative Director / Editor-In-Chief, MORE BRANCHES MEDIA LTD
Adedayo Laketu is the co-founder of New Age conglomerate Baroque Age, which houses six subsidiaries, Euphonic Music Company, Pith Fashion House, Codelllo Art & Innovative Foundation, Basic Things, Mushroom Technologies and More Branches, a media network which he started with Olukorede... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm WAT
Floor 2