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JUMIA, Nigeria’s number one shopping destination, has announced its 1st anniversary conference on growing e-commerce and its contribution to the nation’s economy. This event will be attended by federal ministers, CEO’s, suppliers, customers, media, and various fashion and lifestyle celebrities. It will hold on Friday, July 12th 2013 in Lagos. The keynote speech; E-Commerce and Information Communications Technology – An Engine for Job Creation and Economic Growth, will be given by Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Honorable. Minister for Communications Technology. Recently, JUMIA was highlighted at the 2013 Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference by the Honorable Minister of Finance Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as one of the pioneers of economic growth in Nigeria. On the reason for the conference, Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, Co-Managing Director’s JUMIA Nigeria said, “We are proud of the change that JUMIA and its innovative e-commerce model have brought to this region. Now, we want to share our knowledge and bring all those who will shape Nigeria in the future to one table, to discuss the possibilities and options e-commerce holds for Nigeria. We know that e-commerce will grow globally, and we believe that Africa will play a crucial role in this growth.” Other Keynote speakers and panel participants will include:
  • CEO of Pagatech, Nigeria’s leading mobile payments platform, Tayo Oviosu
  • Head of eBanking at Zenith Bank – Juliet Nwanguma
  • Chief Payment and Value Added Services Officer, Interswitch, Mrs. Titilola Shogaolu
  • MD of DHL Nigeria – Randy Buday
  • A Representative of First City Monument Bank
The conference will be held at Lagos Oriental Hotel, starting at 3pm with a welcome address by Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, the Co-Managing Directors of JUMIA. After the conference, JUMIA is celebrating its 1st year of business by treating delegates to a fashion cocktail gala, where fashion from will be on display. The conference is sponsored by GT Bank, Zenith Bank, DHL, Interswitch, Intel, PAGA and First City Monument Bank.

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This article was first published on 10th July 2013

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