The Bellafricana ACE 2017 Conference

The Bellafricana ACE 2017 Conference is drawing nearer by the day. I cannot believe it’s another week again. So little time, so much to do. If you know the time keeper please tell him to kindly slow down. In-house preparations for the Bellafricana ACE event are underway….

As mentioned in previous posts, the event is in 3 parts. The exhibition, the conference and the awards/dinner.

Bellafricana is an initiative with a focus on Made-in-Nigeria Afrocentric (non oil) products where customers and suppliers engage and transact to bridge the buyer-seller gap and create a wider outreach for Nigerian products locally & abroad.

This is achieved through our collaborative strategy and having a showcasing and interactive platform which can be accessed via our website (www.bellafricana.com).

Micro, small and medium-size businesses nationwide produce a great deal of outstanding products, yet these creative business owners aren’t encouraged to innovate and create more.This Annual Creative Exhibition and Award (termed Bellafricana ACE Awards) competition endorsed by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nigeria-Britain Association, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC)

Impressively we have received a lot of entries for the conference, with room enough for 400 attendees and a flat fee of N5000, the ACE conference themed “Practical Steps to Taking Your Business Global” is guaranteed to set you on a path of money making by encouraging you to look inwards and take advantage of the opportunities and ideas around you.

The conference is aimed at business owners, SMEs and MSMEs and will discuss the following topics listed below;

  • Marketing Your Creative Business Globally
  • How to Monetize your Creative Idea
  • How to create a Brand that speaks for itself
  • Taking Your Non-Oil Product Global (Export)
  • Access to funding to start and grow your creative business
  • Sustainability and Succession Planning for Creative Businesses
  • How to Receive Payment Globally

The conference theme “Practical Steps to Taking Your Business Global” will be taken by our Keynote Speaker Mr Segun Awolowo the President of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) – our Gold sponsors. All our speakers have local and international experience and were handpicked based purely on practical content.

MS SADE BEMBATOUM-YOUNG

CEO, African Sustainable SME Export Trade Solutions (ASSETS)

MR TOBI ASEHINDE

CEO, Vibe Web Solutions

MR LANRE ADISA

CEO, Noah’s Ark

MRS TOKI MABOGUNJE

CEO, Toki Mabogunje & Co

MRS LOLA COKER-ESU

CEO, Lola Tips (Canada)

MRS FEMI OLAYEBI

CEO, Femi Handbags

MRS MOFOLUSADE SONAIKE

CEO, Mumpreneur.ng | Conference MC/Moderator

There would also be time allocated to those that want to liaise with the speakers personally. As a business owner and creative, even if you don’t want to shop and mingle (I would wonder why, but to each their own) you should definitely make it to the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

We would be giving out free passes to the conference on our social media pages soon so be sure to follow us on @bell_africana @ace_awards