Owerri is set to host Linda Ikeji, others at Pan-African Spark Business Conference
Popular Nigerian celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji is in the line up with other amazing speakers for the Pan-African Business Spark Conference holding in Owerri this week. In a statement made available to AlaOwerri.com by the organizers, the conference aims to ignite the innate potentials in young people. An estimated 2000 participants from various backgrounds are expected to participate and benefit from the conference.
Read the full text of the statement below:
It is instructive to continue to invest in the youth and empower them with adequate digital information and skills they need in an era that is technologically driven, so as to help them leverage technology and sustain innovation as well as deploy the knowledge to improve themselves and the economy of the country.
In this bid, Pan African Spark is holding a two- day South East regional conference in Nigeria, themed “Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Panacea for Africa’s Economic Revolution”. This Conference is crafted to ignite and explore the entrepreneurial passion and creativity embedded in the Nigerian youth as it aims at provoking and fostering a corporately enterprising spirit in the eastern region of our country. This conference will play host to over 2,000 Entrepreneurs, organizations, students, Corp Members, government and private organizations across the region.
Prominent among the activities that will take place during this conference is a panel discussion on alleviating key challenges facing the growth and expansion of entrepreneurs, discussing available opportunities on entrepreneurial development, cross-breeding of ideas, experiences and stories of other successful entrepreneurs, guidelines on accessing grants and loans from private and government institutions and educating our audience on financial literacy and how to thrive in this downtimes. Unique discussions will focus on how to leverage digital technology for harnessing business growth and expansion.
The import of this years’ theme is a huge factor which currently affects the economy of each nation. It’s very pertinent for tertiary institutions to close the digital skills gap and create adequate platforms and exposure for her students to properly approach the labor market and sharpen their employability skills. Undergraduates undoubtedly need to acquire digital skills to help them fit into the global market and explore the opportunities available in the digital space. If these skills are adequately applied, it will undoubtedly reduce over-dependence on white collar jobs and discourage youth restiveness.
In the this years’ conference we have lined up resourceful speakers with wealth of knowledge on the discourse, we are featuring; Kyari Bukar, Linda Ikeji, Gbenga Adenuga, Tayo Olusunde, Anny Ikebudu and others.
The details of the event are as follows;
Friday 27th October 2017.
Concord Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.
“Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Panacea for
Africa’s Economic Revolution”.