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Sunday, February 25
 

5:00pm WAT

Cocktails & Cabanas… A Welcome Event
Limited Capacity full
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YOU NEED AN Executive VIP Badge OR SPEAKER BADGE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
Join SMW Lagos and Landmark Africa for welcome cocktails and small bites by the poolside. We’re inviting all Executive VIP Badge holders & Speakers for a leisurely evening before the hustle and bustle of the week kicks off.

Executive VIP Badge holders & Speakers should join the wait list. If you are a confirmed speaker or vip your status will be upgraded to confirmed attendee within 24 hours.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions

**** Executive VIP Badge Holders  And Speakers Can Avoid Monday’s lines and pick up your badge at Cocktails & Cabanas. ***


Sunday February 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm WAT
Landmark Towers Rooftop
  Meetup
 
Monday, February 26
 

8:30am WAT

Innovator's Breakfast - SMW Lagos 2018 Kick Off
Limited Capacity full
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Celebrating 7 years of SMW Lagos!  SMW Lagos is a community that continues to grow, bringing together thousands of passionate and creative individuals every year to share ideas, offer varying perspectives, and establish meaningful connections. This connectedness has made SMW Lagos a sort of "conference without borders" that has changed the way that we interact with one another. The Innovators Breakfast is the opening event for SMW Lagos 2018! Grab your badge (or two) and join us for a complementary breakfast and meet and greet. All registered attendees are welcome to attend.

Monday February 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am WAT
Experience Stage
  Meetup

10:30am WAT

Creative Connect
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


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.

Speakers
avatar for Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Founder, CFATECH.NG
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 →
avatar for Henry Oko

Henry Oko

Co-Founder, EFIKO FREELANCE MARKETPLACE
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 →
avatar for Bankole Toba

Bankole Toba

Executive Director, ENSPIRE INCUBATOR/NETWORK OF INCUBATORS AND INNOVATORS IN NIGERIA - NINE
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

10:30am WAT

Going Viral: Content Creation Techniques For Developers
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Going Viral: Content Creation Techniques For Developers is a talk that will guide participants on how to build and amplify software development using content creation techniques and content distribution platforms. Topics will include Search Engine Optimisation, Writing headlines that drive visits and using humour to create viral content. Speakers will discuss how Devcenter has grown its Software Development audience and community to one of the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers will share tools and techniques they have used to create, amplify and distribute content.

Speakers
avatar for Olabinjo Adeniran

Olabinjo Adeniran

Marketing & Communications Lead, DEVCENTER
Olabinjo has led successful digital marketing campaigns for the top startups in Nigeria. Ex hotels.ng and OMG Digital. Devcenter matches remote teams to software projects. We build world class products, together with technology and top talent from a network of developers and designers... Read More →
avatar for Ire Aderinokun

Ire Aderinokun

Developer, EYEO
Frontend Developer and User Interface Designer working on eyeo.com and bitkoin.africa
avatar for Akinola Falomo

Akinola Falomo

DEVCENTER
Co Founder at Devcenter. Business background in Accounting and Marketing. Lead early traction and growth at Giddimint (a spark funded company).


Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Floor 3

12:00pm WAT

#AfricaNXT Pavilion Opening
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.



AfricaNXT has arrived! Join us for opening day festivities ... pop up performance art, limited edition AfricaNXT swag, giveaway courtesy of SAMSUNG and good times to be had by all! AfricaNXT celebrates the remarkable individuals impacting communities and culture across Africa and the Diaspora.


AfricaNXT serves as a platform to showcase the makers, artists, creatives and doers transforming Africa. The week-long festival couples exhibitions with public programming that boldly highlights the work of Africa’s next cadre of visionaries. AfricaNXT is a fertile ground for NEXT level ideas rooted in collaboration. From the decor to featured workshops, AfricaNXT serves as a key example of how we can do more and go further together. #Africanxt is produced by the SMW Lagos team.


Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup

7:00pm WAT

SMW Opening Nite Party
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


We’re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Monday, February 26, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 7:00-10:00 PM to celebrate the opening night of SMW Lagos. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with local marketing professionals and chat with our conference speakers and event organizers. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla / Str8Buttah Productions

Monday February 26, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm WAT
Annex
 
Tuesday, February 27
 

10:30am WAT

Ubuntu: The African Concept of Community Meetup
Limited Capacity full
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Ubuntu: The African Concept of Community is powering tech growth in Africa Technology is exploding across Africa at an increasing rate. It is also attracting huge investment in Nigeria and it is being driven by the power of communities, "Ubuntu" an ancient African philosophy that literally means a person is a person through other people. Come and connect with DigiClan. A tribe of digital media 'people,' professionals and enthusiasts who are excited about learning, networking and collaborating with one another.


About Us
DigiClan is a community (a family) founded on the Ubuntu principle. (Alone we may go fast, together we will go far.) We are a tribe of digital media professionals and enthusiasts spanning all aspects of digital marketing that are interested in having one community all across Africa where we can share latest trends and insights, connect with fellow digital marketers and leverage massive opportunities together.
DigiClan aspires to be the community positioned to provide opportunities for digital marketing talents and enthusiasts.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm WAT
Floor 2
  Meetup

2:00pm WAT

artHERE: Maka
Limited Capacity seats available

Intimate acoustic soul set by singer/songwriter Maka.

artHERE is an initiative in collaboration with local artists. Using public space as their canvas, artHERE collaborators bring art to the people through visual, experiential and audio pop ups throughout the #africanxt pavilion. 

Speakers
avatar for Maka Sam-Ejehu

Maka Sam-Ejehu

Musician, STR8BUTTAH PRODUCTIONS
Maka is a Lagos, Nigeria based Soul Singer/Song writer who began her musical journey as a member of a children’s choir led by her mother.

During her undergraduate days studying Law at the University of Lagos, Maka made a series of recordings which birthed her song “Loving... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
Annex

4:30pm WAT

Help! Can Nigeria Meet My Travel Needs?
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


New technological languages are broadening the opportunities for travel by connecting hosts with guests, providing virtual experiences, stirring up photography challenges, increasing patronage and tourism job opportunities and encouraging investment in travel and tourism. 


Help! Can Nigeria Meet My Travel Needs? explores the range of opportunities available in the Nigerian tourism space - tours, hospitality, photography, art and lots more. Participants will be free to interact with each other and build stronger networks along the theme of this year's Social Media Week, Lagos. We will assemble a host of experienced tour operators, travel bloggers and tourism experts to share ideas on how their different niche areas can meet travel needs within Nigeria. The goal is to help Nigerians uncover a new Nigeria and enhance the potential for a rejuvenated tourism industry in Nigeria. This meetup will expose opportunities to build stronger tourism networks while working CLOSER together.

Speakers
avatar for Omolara Adagunodo

Omolara Adagunodo

Managing Director, JUMIA TRAVEL
Travel. Tourism. Hospitality. Business Management. Customer Service
avatar for Dikko Nwachukwu

Dikko Nwachukwu

Chief Executive, JETWEST AIRWAYS LTD.
I'm super excited to lead a group of inspired people who share a common vision to make air travel extremely affordable, for the many and not the few, throughout Nigeria and West Africa later this year. Technology has been the difference and we truly look forward to changing lives... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Floor 2
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

1:30pm WAT

Merge: Closing The Gap Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

PHD Nigeria Limited hosts Merge: Closing The Gap Meetup where attendees can gather to chat about the closing gap between technology and humanity. Attendees will have time to ask questions and interact more with the speakers.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Floor 2
  Meetup

6:00pm WAT

AFRIKA21 Digital Sound Klash
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
DJs/Producers from across the continent collaborate to create the ultimate mixtape. #africanxt attendees experience the mixtape live at this NXT level ‘listening party’ powered by Silent Disco. AFRIKA21 Soundklash will be available as a free digital download post AfricaNXT.

FEATURED DJ'S
DJ Sose
Teck-Zilla
DJ Cuppy
DJ Klem

Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup, NXT Stage
 
Thursday, March 1
 

4:30pm WAT

Building Networks Online
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Building Networks Online is an informal meetup for digital marketing professionals  to discuss how to gain an online community with the aim of furthering not only their own business but also the business of the people they reach. This session is designed to encourage people to feel more comfortable becoming entrepreneurs by helping to build networking skills. Experts will be on hand to share marketing tips and information on how to move your business from a physical structure to a more online presence.


We will explore: 
  • How your marketing reach can go further online
  • How to reach the right target audience online
  • The power of social media in growing your business

Speakers
avatar for Yets Asika

Yets Asika

Founder, YBA Global
Yets Asika is originally from a legal back ground of 14 years, working in London, England and for the United Nation & International Criminal Tribunals Rwanda (ICTR) under the ICJ. She later moved to Lagos to continue with the Law. She has become an expert network marketer and is dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Yemisi Ilo

Yemisi Ilo

Director, ORIGINAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
Original Media is an Award-Winning, full service production company. Our clients include major corporations, SMEs, NGO’s and government agencies. Original Media also creates original videos for its own online news & entertainment platform, called Battabox.com. This platform has... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Annex

6:00pm WAT

Games Night For Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


A night of networking with like minded individuals playing interactive games that can make even the most timid person a social butterfly...

Speakers
avatar for Marvis

Marvis

Rap Artiste (Co Host), JACKPLAYS EVENTS
Marvis Nkpornwi is a top finalist of the Big Brother Naija 2017 reality show.Marvis Nkpornwi is an actress, rap artiste, model and an entrepreneur.As an entrepreneur she is currently the CEO of Nahso.com, an apparel brand that she started in April 2017. The Nahso.com brand was born... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Nwosah

Miriam Nwosah

Founder/CEO, JackPlays Events
At Jackplays Events we have made it our mission to organize fun events for corporate bodies and professionals. Our events are tailored to our clients needs and we endeavor to create an environment that encourages social interaction and networking between attendees, while making sure... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup

7:00pm WAT

The Media & Pop Culture Meet Up: Igniting Creative Minds Through Synergy
Limited Capacity full
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The Media & Pop Culture Meet Up is an essential and relaxed way to stay connected with the several industry peers within the Nigerian music, entertainment, art, fashion and lifestyle community. It's a session that will give people the opportunity to mix and mingle with pop culture content developers & creators/analysts/reporters as well as industry professionals as attendees will get to utilize this meet up for the exchange of creative ideas.


Attendees Benefit:
  • Opportunity to meet industry experts
  • Network with fellow industry peers


Who should attend this session?
Everyone interested in pop culture. (Media Personalities/VJs/OAPs/Bloggers/content developers & creators/analysts/reporters)

Speakers
avatar for Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Video Jockey/Tv Presenter, SOUNDCITY TV
A Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, actress, catering exec.
avatar for VJ Adams

VJ Adams

On-Air Personality, SOUNDCITY FM
A Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, entrepreneur, musician cum executive producer.
avatar for Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze

On Air Personality (Oap), COOL FM NIGERIA
A Nigerian Radio Host and Presenter.
avatar for Maria Okanrende

Maria Okanrende

On Air Personality (Oap), BEAT FM, LAGOS
Maria Okanrende is a Nigerian television and radio personality. She is currently co-host of The Morning Rush on The Beat 99.9 FM. She previously hosted at Dropout UK, Hayes FM and worked as a production assistant at Global Radio.
avatar for Bizzle Osikoya

Bizzle Osikoya

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant,The Plug, THE PLUG NG
Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Promoter
avatar for Ill Rymz

Ill Rymz

CEO, CONTAGIOUS COLLECTIVE
A Nigerian television host, radio personality, writer, producer, Event MC, artiste and former model.


Thursday March 1, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm WAT
FREEME Space
 
Friday, March 2
 

4:00pm WAT

A Great Day in Gidi
Limited Capacity seats available

A Great Day in Gidi’ is a gathering of Lagos most innovative minds in the tech, media & creative space. From Industry Stakeholders to Digital Activists to Award-winning artists, ‘A Great Day In Gidi’ is a snapshot, of the individuals who collectively are re-defining Lagos and Africa in general. It's a celebration ... and some say “the most epic day party EVER!”


Friday March 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
SMW Campus Beach Lounge
  Meetup

5:00pm WAT

CANCELED - A Celebration Of Black Girl Magic
Limited Capacity full
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CANCELED BY KINKY APOTHECARY

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

6:00pm WAT

SMW Grand Closing Party Prequel: #HangoutWithFidelity
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


We’re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Friday, March 2, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 6:00-9:00 PM to celebrate the closing night of SMW Lagos with a pre-party mixer presented by Fidelity.

 Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.

Speakers
avatar for Chuey Chu

Chuey Chu

Head of Content, The Medium Solutions
Chuey Chu aka “Mr Chop Knuckle” aka “Pulse TV Guy” is a TV presenter currently with Pulse TV Nigeria.Since joining Pulse TV in May of 2015, he has taken social media and online V by storm with his his show “Pulse TV Strivia” and his popular catchphrase “Chop Knuckle”…a... Read More →



Friday March 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup, NXT Stage