Lagos Small Business Summit organized by SME100 Nigeria is a platform that brings together government leaders and small business owners; who are innovative game changers in their various sectors.
The objective of the summit is to discuss the impact that innovation and data have on all sectors of the economy and the role each play in being a catalyst for social good. The Summit would include panel discussions, keynote presentations, debates, exhibitions and Question and Answer segments.
The goal of these interactions is to foster partnerships that would shape businesses in Lagos over the next 50 years.
The Chairman of the planning committee noted that for small business to thrive in the face of the present Nigerian realities, there would be a need to foster partnerships with government, private sector and academia and the summit not only brings together these stakeholders but will address salient issues that affect doing business in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
This year there is an added bonus, which is our Pitch Competition. We will identify a dozen businesses and have them present their growth plans to a panel of judges to access the prize money for their business expansion plan. SME100Africa provides support so that founders are more likely to thrive on their own.
The ultimate goal is to strengthen entrepreneurs who are solving problems and able to create jobs.
The Lagos Small Business Summit 2018, would take place at Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamuyi Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria on Thursday, November 15th 2018. It will host 500 African entrepreneurs, private sector, government and academia.
Some of the critical issues, which would be explored at the conference, will include;
• Creating Exponential Institutions: how government and small business can keep up with the market.
• How to transform our fears of failure into becoming an innovation Nation
• Speaking Up: Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs Ask Questions
• Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs
• How to create a culture that supports sustainable &purposeful innovation
• Driving innovation in the female economy
•Exploring the creative industry to build an innovative-driven economy