October 27th, 2018


Ace-Olivia Hall, 2nd Floor, Lagos City Mall, Opposite Muson Centre, Lagos Island.


5000+ Participants


15 ProfessionFl Speakers

ABOUT THE EVENT / Tech. Governance. Funding.

We are excited to present you with the annual SME Economy Conference and Award, themed “Tech Governance Funding”. For far too long, the SME ecosystem has been forgotten and this has hampered economic growth up till now. There is absolutely no reason why tech cant drive African businesses; there is no reason why government cant invest massively on developing the SME sector; and there is no reason why access to funding for startups should be almost impossible. It is time we deal with these issues. This 3rd edition of the project calls out to all the major players in the emergence of a very viable, solid and vibrant SME Economy from government to the private sector and the media.

This year’s event will for the first time feature a major award ceremony that will recognize outstanding SMEs who are innovating ideas that are changing Nigeria’s economic trajectory and also recognize stakeholders in government and private who have contributed meaningfully to strengthen and power the sector.

Event holds on the 27th and 28th of October, 2018, with 3000+ expected delegates coming from across Nigeria, robust media engagement, streamed worldwide and trending on social media, this will be the most talked about project in the startups ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond.

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TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY / This event will run for a day in three major sessions..


Conference, Exhibition, product unveiling, tech sessions, business pitching, networking and live market.


Red Carpet to preceed the awards.


The BIGGEST SME AWARD in AFRICA with about 20 categories to be won by innovative SMEs.

SHARED PROSPEROUS FUTURE / We can make it work!

The SME Economy Conference and Award is a Pan African project. Plans are in view to host editions in Ghana, Lome, Dakar; then across Central and Southern Africa in the next 5 years. The idea is to bring Africa together to chat a formidable economic path that will lead to shared prosperity for the continent and the emergence of Africa as a first world continent.

We therefore invite governments across Africa, leaders of industries, the media, economic organizations, the media, and all the entire continent to join hands with as we together confront our challenges, overcome them and emerge. Africa is the last global frontier and no more shall we bring up the rear.

Confirmed Speakers / meet the distinguished confirmed Speakers for 2018

Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa

Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly


Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO) of Bruno's Place Unisex Salon

Emmanuel Akpakwu

MD Powerporte Global Systems Ltd

Obiora Okafor

Customer Acquisition and Retention Manager at

Omolara Adaguodo

MD, Jumia Travel

Elvira Salleras

Managing Partner, Elvira Salleras and Associates



Gbenga Ayo Dada

Creative Director, Gbenga Artsmith

Kaosiso Anaekwe

Managing partner Edubridge Consulting Ltd, Google Business Group

Deepankar Rustagi

Founder and General Manager, VConnect

Dr. Olakunle Oladunni Churchill

Chairman The Big Church Group.

Olufunmilola Bucknor

Managing Consultant, HRmadam Consulting

Obiora Obasi

Author of This Way Nigeria -Economic Regeneration And Lasting Peace In Nigeria

Sponsorship & Partnership / support the SME Economy & enjoy great ROIs

We would appreciate your corporate involvement seeing this is a novel thrust at making a major difference instead of complaining. 

Event Location

Ace-Olivia Hall,
2nd Floor, Lagos City Mall, Opposite Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island

+234 806 711 9142 | +234 806 288 5210 | |

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