One of the major ways one can consciously develop himself personally and career-wise is to attend training and conferences where ideas are exchanged and a platform for networking is provided. Here is a list of tech events you should mark on your calendar:
SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK
Social Media Week Lagos is a week-long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations. The mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. Start-ups, agencies, and individuals with great ideas convene with the world’s foremost experts, iconic brands and leading thinkers to share their ideas and inspiration with a global audience of hyper-connected influencers.
From the workshops, interactive lectures and masterclasses, the educational programming of SMW provide professionals with the latest in trends, best practices and industry case studies. The next SMW will hold February 2020.
The Techpoint Build is a 24 hours startup event in West Africa. It features conferences running all through the day, an exhibition that connects startups with other SMEs as well as conferences on business, pitching, and business training. It attracts people from different countries in West Africa as well as investors from different countries. Techpoint Build is the largest conference and exhibition that connects the startup and SME community with all industries.
The event highlights include:
- Pitch Storm
- SME & Startup Clinic
The next Techpoint Build (West African edition) will hold on 1st to 3rd May 2020. Mark your calendar!
Techpoint Inspired is the largest tech conference in Africa. This year featured workshops and conferences on the future of technology in Africa with discussions on AI, robotics and automation, Blockchain and cryptocurrency, The future of work and the experiences of various individuals in the tech space. Key to what Techpoint Inspired is set to do is to liberate people from a small state of mind to where they can dream beyond the present through conversations and fuel the passion of each person to work towards the goal of developing Africa through technology and innovation in their sphere of influence.
Nigeria com is a platform to accelerate Nigeria’s digital economy as it gathers TMT leaders who want to bring low-cost broadband connectivity and new digital services to the people and businesses of Nigeria. The two-day conference gets to the heart of how infrastructure and software developments will lead to economic development and social empowerment in Nigeria. The 2019 edition will be held on September 11-12, 2019 in Lagos. Interested? Register here.
NIGERIA INNOVATION SUMMIT
The Nigeria Innovation Summit is an annual event that focuses on the need for the country, businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative and use innovation to drive sustainable development. This Summit helps Nigeria embrace innovation and move in the direction of digital transformation through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends, Research, Development, Commercialization, Entrepreneurship and Investments as the key drivers of an innovation ecosystem. This platform creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria and challenges Nigeria to leverage innovation to become more competitive in the global economy.
The theme for this year is Accelerating Nigeria’s Economic Growth through Innovation and will take place in Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja on August 20-21, 2019. To register for the event, you can fill out the form here.
Mark your calendars for the rest of the year and next year for these events.
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