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Monday, February 26

10:30am WAT

Creative Connect
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Every business needs a website, branding (and possibly an app ). For added credibility professional designers are necessary to make unique products which stand out. Creatives are everywhere but few actually have an online presence online and there is often a broken link between creatives and their target market.

Creative Connect is an intimate speakeasy conversation that speaks to creatives about their business process: getting and maintaining clients. What are they doing that is or isn’t working for them? How does the use of online tools vs traditional networking affect getting the next gig? Speakers will discuss and share new ideas for getting noticed, collaborating and taking advantage of digital tools more effectively.

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Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA,” FounderCFA is a renowned and multi-award winning tech media personality, visible in the print, broadcast and digital media.He co-produces and presents Tech Trends, a weekly Tech show on Channels Television, (www.CFA.ng/tv), as well as Tech on... Read More →
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Henry Oko

Efiko is an online marketplace for digital & professional services. We allow individuals and businesses across the continent looking to offset costs find, hire, work with and pay freelance professionals in an online work-space designed to support the freedom and security of working... Read More →
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Bankole Toba

Bankole Oloruntoba is the Founder of Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe) www.nine.org.ng where he coordinates and advocates for a structured innovation ecosystem in Nigeria; he re-started and manages Enspire Business Incubator www.enspire.org.ng , a technology focused... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Floor 2

12:00pm WAT

African Innovation: Disrupting From Within
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The innovation narrative in Africa has moved from innovating out of necessity to finding African-solutions-to-African-problems to innovation from Africa to the world. How do we ensure that innovative start-ups in Africa meet the needs of Africans? When it comes to disruption in Africa, one size fits none. Models can’t necessarily be lifted directly from Europe or America and implemented in Africa. They can't even be lifted from one African country and replicated in another. In line with this year's SMW theme 'Closer', African Innovation: Disrupting From Within is a panel session aimed at providing in-depth look at how African innovation develops in context and consideration of our local dynamics. We will explore the mindsets, partnerships, models and interests that underpin this idea . 

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'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE NIGERIA
‘Yemi currently serves on the board of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s Board.EiE has... Read More →
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Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

Radio/Tv Host/Media Consultant, Media Consultancy
I have over twelve years’ experience in broadcast journalism. I've hosted political television and radio shows for over ten years, bringing a distinct flair and presentation style. During my successful 7-year run on radio, my show was one of the top 5 shows in Lagos. This was no... Read More →
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Ayobami Aranmolate

Grandville Medical & Laser, GRANDVILLE MEDICAL AND LASER
Dr Aranmolate Ayobami is a Plastic Surgoen and working with Grandville Medical and Laser.He had his undergraduate training in College of Medicine,University of Lagos.He also had training in many countries around the world.He is a fellow of the West Africa College of Surgeon,Plastic... Read More →
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Deji Oguntonade

Mr. Adedeji Oguntonade, also known as Deji, has been Head of FinTech & Innovation at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc since January 10, 2017 and its Deputy General Manager since September 1, 2015. Mr. Oguntonade serves as Divisional Head of Information Technology at FinBank Plc. Mr. Oguntonade... Read More →
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Modupe Adefeso Olateju

Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education. She leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international... Read More →
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Eunice Showunmi-Adeyemi

Managing Partner, Q21 SOLUTIONS LTD
Eunice has devoted her considerable competences to building a corporate focused experiential marketing support organization: Q21 Solutions which provides event management and experiential marketing support services to Corporate Nigeria. Q21 has successfully executed several major... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Experience Stage

1:30pm WAT

Valuation Of Early Stage Companies: What Is Your Startup Worth?
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It is a truism in the venture finance industry that valuing early-stage companies is more of an art than a science, especially when it comes to those at the very beginning of their journey. But, of course, for all the difficulty it involves, company valuation forms a crucial part of any startup’s or scale-up’s life, from the perspective of both the entrepreneur and the investor.

The session will cover the importance of portfolio strategies and the role of portfolio returns in the valuation process. Understanding a proper strategy will also help entrepreneurs to properly manage their expectations and gain insight as to why investors value deals the way they do.

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Tomi Davies

President, TomiDavies.com
I am an IT Systems Analyst that as held leadership roles with global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. Over the last decade I have nurtured a growing portfolio of Africa-based tech-enabled early stage ventures... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 2

2:00pm WAT

Creating the Perfect Content x Community Formula
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The purpose of this Masterclass session will be to gain insights and learn from top digital media brands on how they've been able to successfully tap into the power of content to build strong communities.

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Ink Eze

Founder, AsoEbiBella
I am the Founder of AsoEbiBella, a platform for sharing African traditional styles, and connecting fashion customers to businesses near them.I studied Modern Culture and Media at the Ivy League Brown University in the United States. I started a career in advertising and digital media... Read More →
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Damilola Odufuwa

Editor In Chief, KONBINI
After completing a bachelor & master’s degree in Economics and working for a consulting firm in the UK, Damilola Odufuwa realised her passion lay within media, and made a drastic career change.While working with music/media companies such as Universal Music and MTV Viacom UK, Damilola... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm WAT

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
Tuesday, February 27

10:45am WAT

Decisive Advantage
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The Decisive Advantage Masterclass will be run as a flight school with all the aesthetics and flight manuals. This training focuses on the development of brand positioning which is essential to support the overall business strategy of any company. It is strictly for entrepreneurs, start ups and small companies that are 0 - 1year old.  

At the end of this course participants will know; 
  • what a brand is and is not
  • how essential branding is for business strategy and modeling
  •  how to position their brands/business for decisive advantage

Why Attend?
Positioning is everything, and Decisive Advantage Masterclass presented by Trellis seeks to help small companies that can not afford to pay a premium on branding learn the basics necessary as they grow into the companies of the future. It will also help give small companies and start-ups the thrust to achieve true decisive advantage even from the beginning!

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Akinlabi Akinbulumo

Akinlabi Akinbulumo is a brand strategy expert and a member of the board of directors at the Trellis group of companies.An ardent follower of the Sun Tzu philosophy Akinlabi constantly driven by the maxim: “The true product of a company, regardless of its resources, is the quality... Read More →
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Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Adaora is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative - a Trellis Company. She has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results.Her experience spans across various industries, where she has gathered priceless experiences... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm WAT
Floor 3

1:00pm WAT

Sustainable Tourism: A Tool For Community Development
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Tourism is one of Nigeria's ‘biggest gold mines’ and ‘over-flowing oil wells’ that can never run dry. There is a poor conservation culture of our tourism resources but we can preserve and harness our tourism resources to help boost both domestic and international travel in Nigeria. 

What is Sustainable Tourism? It is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, economy and society. To promote the preservation of our cultural heritage, historical sites and natural resources, there is a need for both locals and visitors to under the need and benefits of practicing Sustainable Tourism in Nigeria.

Sustainable Tourism: A Tool For Community Development is a panel that seeks to educate travelers on how to be “Responsible Travelers” by using tourism activities as a tool for developing the economy, society and environment. Panelist will share stories about using social media to make an impact in their communities through tourism.

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David Atabo

I am David Atabo, a Nigerian but what even makes me more awesome is that I am an igala man. A tech guy by degree but a sustainable tourism evangelist by passion- I personally believe that tourism should be used as a force for good.Passionate about everything Africa - with comemakewego.org... Read More →
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Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, NENE-UWA HUB LTD
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene of Nene-Uwa is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Booster/Promoter, Tour Broker & Travel Blogger. She is also a Deltiologist (Postcard Lover), A Philatelist (Stamp Collector), A Numismatist (Coins and Banknote Collector) and an Afrocentric Enthusiast.Nene-Uwa... Read More →
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Sikemi Ifederu

Sikemi Ifederu is the Founder and CEO of TAMBOLLO. She is a graduate of Politics and International Relations from Aston University, Birmingham. TAMBOLLO was founded with the aim of inspiring Young Africans to travel more, leave their comfort zone and immerse themselves in new cultures... Read More →
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Ugochi Oluigbo

News Anchor, VR/Environmental Journalist, TVC News
Ugochi Oluigbo, graduate of Imo State University, Owerri, stated her career as a radio presenter with Imo Broadcasting Corporation then moved on to Aso Radio and TV, Abuja as news anchor and presenter.She has won several journalism fellowships and awards including the Climate Change... Read More →
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'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT

1:00pm WAT

Building Authority And Influence Online By Writing Ebooks
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A lot of entrepreneurs, especially in the knowledge industry, struggle to be relevant and build influence in the online space. This talk, lead by two-time Amazon bestselling author Edirin Edewor, will show attendees how to write niche-relevant eBooks that can help to establish them as authorities in their fields. Particpants will learn methods of building influence and authority online and learn how becoming a person of influence can attract more clients to their businesses.

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Edirin Edewor

Founder, Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network
Edirin Edewor is a Two-time Amazon bestselling author, Online Publishing Expert and an Authors and Mindset Coach. She is the Founder of Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN), an online community that caters to thousands of some of Africa's rising authors and entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Nnanke Essien

Nnanke is a a business consultant and visibility expert who focuses on helping entrepreneurs, emerging brands and individuals with awesome ideas get seen and found by their ideal clients.Her sweet spot is in helping business owners just like you develop the foundational principles... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT

3:00pm WAT

How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria?
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In an interconnected world, it has become difficult to ignore there are Africans abroad willing to contribute to development but not knowing how. How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria? will discuss the future of tech in Africa and the issues faced by Nigerian tech companies and startups who do not have access to international funds.  
The session will explore:
  • How Nigerian tech startups can benefit from alternative funding.
  • Where and how to find a skilled taskforce
We will talk about the good, bad and ugly when it comes to finding funding and skilled labor. Participants will exchange tips on what matters to global investors and alternatives offered by the diaspora to finance your tech business .

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Uriel Ngozi Oputa

Media Personality, Uriel Ngozi Oputa
Uriel Ngozi Oputa is a Nigerian-British Business Women, brand ambassador and TV presenter very enthusiastic about youths' empowerment. Uriel has helped many young people start up their businesses.Through her social media channels, Uriel shares her thoughts on life, personal issues... Read More →
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Omololu Shomuyiwa

Media Personality & Producer, Chronicles of Lolu
Omololu Shomuyiwa is a media personality, producer and presenter of Chronicle of Lolu, an online show addressing social issues and youth-related topics. With this show, Lolu aims at raising consciousness amongst the youth through educative entertainment. 
His journey with radio... Read More →
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Gossy Ukanwoke

Gossy is a Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist in creating better access, quality and relevance of learning in higher education... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 2
Wednesday, February 28

2:00pm WAT

How To Craft and Sell Your Brand Story
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The purpose of this workshop is to present knowledge, tips, tricks on how to craft a brand story for fashion and creative entrepreneurs/enterprises, how to sell it to customers, potential investors and community and teach on the potential channels (digital) to communicate it and sell it to customers, potential investors and your community.

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Bayo Adelaja

Chief Do-er, Do it Now Now
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Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Thursday, March 1

1:30pm WAT

Get Paid! - Hustler To Pan-African Mogul!
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Listen to "built from scratch" brand leaders share tips & opportunities on building bankable pan-African companies offline after the social media buzz is over.

What happens when the "feel good" inspiration wears off and your company is still in a bad situation? The session features a diversified panel of speakers from across Africa who have successfully built companies from scratch and scaled their businesses across the world.  Discover tips for managing logistics, building a shopping site, online payment platforms, production and packaging and scaling your company beyond your local market to get paid!

Get inspired to succeed and learn how to get your business in front of the people that will pay for your products! The GET PAID! panel session is an initiative of ISOKO AFRICA . 

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Kola Aina

Founder, Ventures Platform
My name is Kola.I am an entrepreneur and investor.At Ventures Platform we invest capital in early stage companies, provide capacity building and build community.
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Sarah Codjo

PERLICIOUS © is a trademark of luxury handcrafts. In 2011 this brand arises from the entrepreneurial project of a young woman freshly holder of a Master's degree in Audit and Management control: SARAH CODJO. Described as Beninese of nationality and African of heart, Sarah CODJO accumulates... Read More →
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Shade Ladipo

SHADE LADIPO is the Country Director for WEConnect International in Nigeria, a travel and media entrepreneur, and social activist. At the age of 25, Shade founded Avienti Limited a Destination Management Company with three offices in Nigeria. She has worked with the United Nations... Read More →
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Sonia Mugabo

Founder/Fashion Designer, SONIA MUGABO
Born and raised in Kigali – Rwanda, Sonia Mugabo (27 years old) is an ambitious, creative, and proactive young lady. In 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Buena Vista University majoring in Visual Communication and Graphic Design, with a Digital Media minor, she... Read More →
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Michael Femi Simeon

Michael Femi Simeon is the chief executive officer at VoguePay, an online payment bridge connecting Africa and the rest of the world with over 50,000 merchants spread across 4 continents (North America, Asia, Europe and Africa).Michael has over 17 years of business experience, mainly... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Experience Stage

4:30pm WAT

Training The Next Generation Of Creatives & Digital Specialists - Creating High Skilled Jobs
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Due to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria, retraining our young graduates, jobseekers, and undergraduates with globally recognised and relevant skills is a critical task.  Workes need skills that will not just be in demand in Nigeria but also allow them to compete for jobs from anywhere in the world.

This panel session will discuss why and how we can best train our youth, jobseekers and entry level professionals in relevant 21st century skills including ICT Literacy, critical thinking, technical analytics, problem solving, business communications, relationship building and strategic thinking.

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Banke Alawaye

Digital Transformation Specialist, BAV
Banke Alawaye is a digital transformation specialist and business analyst based in Lagos Nigeria. With over 20 years of work experience with many businesses, she has been helping personal brands and organisations make the best of digital tools for years.Banke is a Chartered Management... Read More →
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Gbenga Bada

Entertainment Editor, Pulse Nigeria
Ringier entered the African market in 2011 with a clear focus on capitalizing on the massive digital potential of the market. Few years later, Ringier Africa is operating the leading classifieds and media groups on the continent - ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) and RADP (Ringier... Read More →
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Florence Olumodimu

Founder/Principal Consultant, LIFE DEVELOPERS NETWORK
Life Developers Network is a social enterprise founded to help organisation actualise the maximum potential in business processes, branding, marketing, sales and operations.The Founder Florence Olumodimu is a Marketing Communications Consultant and thus a major focus is on Marketing... Read More →
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Funke Osae-Brown

Funke Osae-Brown is a senior journalist and founder, The Luxury Reporter, a luxury lifestyle magazine focused on reporting the luxury sector for the discerning man or woman with taste for rare quality.She is a former deputy editor, BusinessDay on Sunday/former Editor BusinessLife... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3
Friday, March 2

5:00pm WAT

Choosing The Right Team
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Starting and Building a business is hard and you can not do it alone. Part of creating a successful business is choosing the perfect team to make your visions a reality. Most people get it wrong, its more than the money...
Employing for a startup is different, they do not have time to train, you need to HELP, BUILD, GROW not just do a job and wait for a pay check, you must be competent as well as passionate.
Choosing The Right Team is a session that will help both employers and employees know what to look out for, what attributes to decipher and how well to package themselves.

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Sammaaru Ekpo

Community Manager, CRANIUM ONE
Cranium One is a premium co working space where start up owners and entrepreneurs can come work, connect collaborate and create. We create a beautiful community where we can share ideas and create a better future for ourselves and the community
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Mark Igbinedion

Mark is a LPI qualified trainer and recruiter with a successful 8 year career to call upon. He started his recruitment career at one of the big four in the UK, Hays and has recruited for some of the biggest brands in the world and is still making placements on a weekly basis.

Friday March 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm WAT