By - Usman Sanusi
3 Major Focus of 100 Young CEOs Forum are:
Embracing sustainability challenge
Collaboration is the currency of the 21st century. We believe that there is no single one of us that is as powerful as all of us. It is high time we create platforms as the men did at Babel to build a new tower for reshaping Nigeria narratives. The socio-economic crises we have experienced in the country is solvable if we can create that atmosphere that supports each of us to succeed. Nigeria is never in short supply of vibrant, intelligent, hard-working young people, the problem has always been a good support system that creates conducive platforms for these brilliants ones to express their full potentials without limitations.
Many of our small scale businesses never survive past the first three years of their existence because there are lots of toxic elements that made the market place unconducive for small scale business to survive. Our plan is to bring 100 Young CEO together in a bid to help each to succeed. We will be the bridge for all these startups by using professional networks to guide them in every decision-making process.
Advancing diversity and inclusion
Our society is a multicultural society and this supposes to serve as an area of strength. But because many of our Small Businesses rather than projecting our cultural strength, are aiming to mirror the western market way of operations which at the same time automatically set them up for a business war they are not equipped to fight, needless to say win. Many of our indigenous brands are in competition with global brands using the same module they created to compete with them, a battle they can never win. We cannot beat them at the game they invented except we bring our own indigenous ways of doing things to make the difference. We have studied our culture and richness of her resources and we will be giving our 100 CEO terrains to follow in Branding and marketing our cultural value with their idea/products on a global market.
Training and Mentorship Platform
The 100 Young CEOs Forum will lead young entrepreneurs who have great ideas to take responsibility for making our nation a better place than we found it by advancing diversity and inclusion. This is not just a seminar but a platform that brings young brilliants mind together for the purpose of training, mentorship and much more.
We will ensure we have at least 100 CEOs in every local government across the federations to champion the transition of a great paradigm shift in our society. We will use networks of resourceful professionals across EVERY sector to guide these Young CEO in a bid to train them on how to fare in business trouble-waters, tackle raging issues across our education sector, economic challenges, socio-political problems and much more. We will constantly bring them together to come and learn industry insights from experienced and resourceful people during these meetups. For now, we are focusing on six cities: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Calabar, and Kaduna. And Lagos is our starting point. The next edition after June 2019 will hold in the Northern part of the country in November 2019.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS EDITION
LEARN INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
This Forum is being set up for the purpose of educating new business owners on the dos and don’ts of business while still providing the eligible ones with opportunities for mentorship and free business consultation services from industry experts
INSIGHT OF A WINNING BRAND
Entrepreneur learn tips and tricks from industry experts on how to create a winning brand as a start-up
Participate in strategic entrepreneurship brainstorming sessions on how to develop a winning brand
NETWORK, COLLABORATE & GROW
Attendees have the opportunity to network and collaborate with 500+ Young Entrepreneurs.
Opportunity to showcase both existing business ideas or already established a business to 500+ Entrepreneurs
SPEAKERS & PANELIST INCLUDES:
The array of Speakers for this Second Edition includes the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) Ms. Teju Abisoye, The Honorable Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Cooperative, as Keynote Speakers and plenary Speakers respectively. Special Guest Speakers includes Ali Baba, Prince Joshua Oyeniyi, Mrs. Tara Durotoye, Mr. Jamie Pajoel, Mr. Bolu Olanrewaju, Mr. Tunde Ojo and host of others as discussant panelists.
SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
One of the major aims of this forum is to form an association of vibrant and hardworking young entrepreneurs who will contribute immensely to the economic growth of the country and steer the nation’s development towards a better outlook on the global stage. In this light, we believe the prosperity of nation resides in the effort of her citizens, so, we are using this forum to inspire patriotic citizens who will give all selflessly for the betterment of every Nigerians. And we cannot do this alone. This forum is open for sponsorship and Partnership.
100 Young CEOs Forum, a quarterly held event is an initiative of Coded TV (Registered as an operating entity under ICE_POT Consult Limited) an online TV Station with a major focus on human capacity development especially the Nigerian Youth. The core belief of this organization is that the prosperity of a nation resides in the efforts of her citizens, and for this purpose, we have created this platform to enhance the capacity development of all Nigeria’ Youth.
For this edition, we are hosting 500+ young entrepreneurs to forge a new pathway of creating enabling environment for SMEs in Nigeria and we will even do better to reach a wider audience in the third edition coming up in November 2019 if we can have support of reputable organizations and individuals who believe in the New Nigeria we must build.
As sponsors/Partners, we would include company name and logo on all our promotional material, such as flyers, newsletters, website, event magazine, news releases, and advertising, and publicly in remarks at the events.
Details of the forum are as follow:
Date: June 29, 2019
Venue: Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theater, UNILAG
Time: 9.00am Prompt
PARTNER WITH US
Sponsorship isn’t just a promotional tool for publicity and customer loyalty; it can also be expected to generate goodwill and awareness for Sponsors who support a good cause such as this.
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