Over 1,000 Participants Set For Nigeria Innovation Summit
By Pelumi Olaleye
Owing to the previous successes of the Nigeria Innovation Summit, over 1,000 participants including government, investors, foreign organisations, digital natives, technology innovators and stakeholders would be attending the third year’s conference.
According to the organisers, Emerging Media, this year’s theme: “Building a Culture of Innovation in Nigeria for Sustainable Economic Growth”,would beam its search light on the ecosystem with the aim of arriving at a solution.
“The annual event is a credible forum where government agencies, industry experts, the academia, international organisations, entrepreneurs and others meet to expound the need for the country, businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative and use innovation to drive sustainable development”.
The 2018 edition is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, September 26 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
Nigeria Innovation Summit(NIS) is a collaborative effort led by Emerging Media and Advertising Services, New York, and Emerging Media Nigeria in partnership with International Society for Professional Innovation Management,(ISPIM) UK and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, (RIIS) South Africa.
The summit over the years has witnessed great participation from organisations, institutions, diplomats and international agencies.
The MD/CEO of Emerging Media, Mr. Kenneth Omeruo, describes the Summit as top notch and a unique event that would continue to pinpoint areas Nigeria must embrace innovation as to 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 and collaboration in Nigeria, and challenges Nigeria to leverage technology, innovation and entrepreneurship to become more competitive in today’s global economy.
“We partner with the world’s leading innovation providers from academic community, government and industry in order to connect Nigerian businesses and innovators to global innovation ecosystems”.
Also, programme coordinator, Mr. Tony Ajah, said the key features of the Nigeria Innovation Summit 2018 are the keynote presentations and panel discussions from industry/business leaders, government,diplomats, investors,international organisations,top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovation managers across the world and across the focus sectors.
“Over 1000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s summit and it offers organisations a platform to connect with these top decision makers, cutting across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy.
“The Nigeria Innovation Awards is another feature of the Summit, which recognizes and promotes States, Ministries, Companies, Organisations, Institutions, and Innovators that have embraced innovation to move Nigeria forward” Mr. Ajah added.