Conference Overview

                                                               IGF Expo 2018 Conference Agenda

Agenda Day 1

09:30-17:00

Expo Opening Times

Expo Hall

Session 1.01
Opening Keynote Address

11:00-12:30

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

12:30

 

Official Ribbon Cutting

 

12:45

 

 

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

2:00-2:45

A master class in developing your own brands

 Toyosi Banjoko- CEO, Little big kid

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre

3:00-3:45

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

4:00-6:00

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

1:00-2:00

Retail Survival in the Current Climate

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

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre

2:00-2:30

PR on a budget

8 top tips for PR on a budget

Priscilla Philips- Founder, The FamPR

 

Expo Hall: Conference Theatre

2:30-3:00

Three Strategies to BOLDLY Ask: Why the HELL Not!

GLADYS AGWAI – Founder/CEO, Ignite Within, LLC

 

3:00-4:00

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

4:00-4:30

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

4:30

Close of Conference day two

Agenda day 3

Session 3.01

10:00

11:00

 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

 

11:00-12:00

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