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WEConnect International in Nigeria is thrilled to present an outstanding conference that is focused on helping women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. Throughout the day, there will be unique opportunities to network and connect with amazing women-owned businesses as well as representatives from WEConnect International’s corporate members. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational and experienced voices in the world of business.



Lekki Coliseum Center
Providence Way, Marwa (2nd Roundabout), Lekki Phase 1



  8:00 – 9:30 hrs.    Registration
  9:30 – 9:40 hrs.    Opening Remarks & Safety Moment
   Moderator: Yeshua Russel, WEConnect International in Nigeria
  9:40 – 9:45 hrs.    Welcome Address
   Shade Ladipo, WEConnect International in Nigeria
  9:45 – 10:00 hrs.    Advisory Council Chair Address
   Judith Mbonu, Operations Procurement Manager, ExxonMobil
  10:00 – 10:40 hrs.    Keynote Speech: Innovation as a Transformational Tool
   Betty Irabor, Founder, Genevieve Magazine
  10:40 – 11:40 hrs.    Panel I: Business Innovation Tools and How 21st Century Companies
   are Using Them
   Adebola Williams, Partner, Red Media Africa
   Francesca Uriri, Head Corporate Communications, Uber Nigeria
   Subomi Plumptre, Executive Director, Alder Consulting
   Onajite Emerhor, Head Ops Launchpad Accelerator Africa, Google
   Moderator: Lehle Balde, Business Day
  11:40 – 12:30 hrs.    Panel II: Innovation in My Business
   Saudat Salami, CEO, EasyShop Ltd.
   Ukinebo Dare, Head, Edo State Skills Development Agency
   Afua Osei, Co-founder, She Leads Africa
   Michael Njoku, Root & Raw Limited
   Nkem Okocha, Founder, MamaMoni Ltd.
   Moderator: Anne Kabugi, Gender Lead Africa, IFC
   Presentation by the IFC
  12:30 – 13:00 hrs.    Closing Remarks
Women Business Enterprises
   Corporate Sponsors
   13:00 – 13:30 hrs.    Photo Opportunities
   13:30 – 15:00 hrs    Networking Lunch
   15:00 – 16:50 hrs.    Concurrent Sessions:
   - Matchmaking between owners of certified businesses and corporate buyers:
      Google Launchpad Accelerator, Aieteo, Access Bank, ExxonMobil, British-
      American Tobacco Company, P&G, Accenture, EY, IBM
   - Sharing session and connections between self-registered women
   16:50 – 17:00 hrs    Closing and Acknowledgement
WEConnect International Nigeria

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