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A number of high profile events will hold this April. Top of the list is the Connect Nigeria Business Fair, Africa’s largest event for SMEs and big corporate brands. That event, as well as the other major conferences and exhibitions taking place within the period, mean that you have the chance to learn great business strategies, gain new partnerships and scoop up a good number of sales.   

Here’s a rundown of the key trade shows and workshops for the month of April 2019.    

1. Nigeria Energy Forum

This year’s edition of the Nigerian Energy Forum (NEF) has the theme, ‘Upscaling Green Energy for Sustainable Development’, suggesting that it’s going to be preoccupied with discussions around clean, renewable energy. Given that this is one of Nigeria’s key energy conferences, the subject matter should attract a fair degree of engagement there.

The conveners aim to tackle some of the pressing challenges with electrifying rural communities and powering the local economies on the way to a post-fossil-fuel world. Among the things to be discussed in detail are sustainable electrification, grid modernization, and smart energy technologies.   

Date: 9-10 April.

Venue: Admiralty Conference Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

There’s more about the forum here.

2. Brand Varsity Personal Branding Workshop

Participants at the two-day workshop will be taken through the process of creating and defining their brand identities, as well as communicating it to their target audience. It’s themed ‘The Best of Both Worlds’; accordingly, you should expect to have a mix of characters in attendance- creatives and developers included.     

Organizers say the event is also recommended for job seekers, who may have a few things to learn about fashioning the sort of personal brand that could help them get employed.

Date: 12-13 April

Venue: Sarepta House, Lekki, Lagos

Time: 10 AM -4:00 PM daily.

Click here to find out more about this workshop.

3. Freelancing Bootcamp

If you would like to be a freelancer but don’t know what it would take to succeed at it, you may consider attending this seminar. It’s a one-day event, but the apparently short duration is compensated for through the intensive approach which the organizer says will be taken.

This is a paid event- attendance fee is ₦5,000 –but it’s probably priced much lower than you could be earning if the tips given there are effective.

Date: 13 April

Venue:  Winning Life Center, Ikeja, Lagos.   

There’s more information about this event here.

4. Securex West Africa

This is West Africa’s most widely known security exhibition, with an annual attendance of over 3,000 persons and about 50 exhibitors from the security industry. These participants will be discussing fire, commercial, homeland, and cybersecurity issues, and examining the latest trends in that space. Brands will also be showcasing their best products and services to the numerous attendees.   

Date: 16-17 April

Venue: Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Click here to find out more. 

5. Connect Nigeria Business Fair

The highlight of the trade events slated for this month will be the Connect Nigeria Business Fair. About 15,000 participants, 400 exhibitors and 35 speakers are expected at the two-day fair- a mammoth showing by any accounts. They’ll be there to buy, sell, network with high-value entrepreneurs, and learn the best of contemporary business growth strategies from top business executives and industry thought leaders.

Date: 26-27 April

Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Time: 9 AM- 7 PM daily.

Find out more here.

6. The Business of Photography Conference

Now in its second year, this annual event brings together photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies, and photography retailers. Those gathered will be talking about the challenges being faced by professional photographers and others in the photography industry, and proffer solutions to them.

Date: April 30

Venue: Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Time: 10 AM-5 PM

There’s more here.

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This article was first published on 4th April 2019


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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