Conference Overview

                                                               IGF Expo 2018 Conference Agenda

Agenda Day 1


Expo Opening Times

Expo Hall

Session 1.01
Opening Keynote Address


Official Opening Press Conference & Keynote

·         Organiser Welcome: Bunmi Aliyu, Event Manager, Clarion Events West Africa

·         Welcome Address: Olaniyi Gbolahan, President, African Association of Interior Designers(AAID)

·         Keynote Address: How to expand your business internationally - Tony Ezekiel, Founder and chief executive officer, ITEX Furniture.


·         Supporting Association Goodwill Messages

               The Retail council of Nigeria- President, Ashiwaju Solomon Kayode Onafowokan

               The Nigerian Institute of Architects- Chairman, Arc. Fitzgerald Umar MNIA,

               Association of Finished Textile Dealers of Lagos- National President, Patrick        Uzomah


               Association of promotional products specialist of Nigeria- President Mrs Ngozi Nzegwu

  • Vote of thanks: Russell Hughes, Group Director, Clarion Events West Africa

·         Press Q&A

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre



Official Ribbon Cutting





Expo Floor Tour

1:00 -1:45

Meet the Retailer

A case study from Independent retailer on how they have been able to build a successful brand in Nigeria.

Mrs Adenike Ogunlesi- Founder and Chief Responsibility Officer, Ruff n Tumble

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


A master class in developing your own brands

 Toyosi Banjoko- CEO, Little big kid

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Overseas export opportunities for Nigerian manufacturers and designers

Lola Emeruwa, Managing Director, LE Retail Operations Management Ltd

Ewaen Sorae- Managing Director, Esorae Luxury


Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Networking Cocktail



Agenda day 2

Session 2.01

10:00-12: 00

Retail in the Digital Age

Nick Imudia- Chief Executive Officer, Konga Nigeria

Ochije Nnani- Country Manager, Fazsion

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre




12: 00-1: 00

Panel discussion: Brand storytelling and social media

Olamide Atoyebi – Head Operations/Co-founder, Debra’s Grace Ltd

Jane Micheal Ekanem- Chief Executive Officer, Jane Michael Collections

Peace Aki- Founder, Gift Merchant

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Retail Survival in the Current Climate

Charlotte Obidairo – Managing Director/ Franchisee of Pandora & Bo Concept West Africa

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


PR on a budget

8 top tips for PR on a budget

Priscilla Philips- Founder, The FamPR


Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Three Strategies to BOLDLY Ask: Why the HELL Not!

GLADYS AGWAI – Founder/CEO, Ignite Within, LLC



Getting the best out of your suppliers: Questions you should never be afraid to ask

Tonya Lawani-Okojie – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SEAL Group

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Masterclass: David and Goliath, How Independent retailers and young designers Can Take on the Giants and Win

Osaru Alile, Managing Director, Caxton Alile living and CC Interiors

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre


Close of Conference day two

Agenda day 3

Session 3.01



 SPOTLIGHT ON COLOUR:2018 trends in colour

 Tolu Adebule- Retail Manager, Kansai Plascon

Mr Gbolahan Olaniyi – General Managing Director, GOA group

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre



PANEL DISCUSSION – SPOTLIGHT ON INTERIORS: Ways to create a statement interior space for your home or retail space.

Mrs Temitope Olagbeji- Creative Director, Sixth Sense Décor

Mrs Wande Kola Fabiyi- Executive Director, Design group Nigeria

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre

1:00 – 2:00

Votes of thanks

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre