There’s an ongoing revolution in Nigeria right now, young people all over the country, are organizing themselves, developing roadmaps and solutions to problems, taking responsibility for their future. The Business management Conference 2012 which took place this weekend at the Farm Centre, Ministry of Agriculture& Cooperatives, Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos is one of such youth platforms aimed at preparing participants for the demands of the 21st century workplace, igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship and encouraging startup businesses in Nigeria. The conference was organized by these young Nigerians; Asenime Gregory, Abiodun Dominic, Ojeyinka Tolulope, Araba Steve and Airhunuoje Micheal
The facilitators of the various group sessions included; Frank Osodi of House of Bunor Crezioni, Funke Bucnor-Obruthe of ZAPPHAIRE EVENTS, Bunmi Davies of Afrotainment and Tayo Olosunde; principal partner of E-Green Limited(an Enterprise Sustainability Human capital and corporate Social Investment Management Firm).
Tayo Olosunde (E-Green services) facilitated the first session spoke on Branding: In this session, the topic of Brand Management was strategically looked into to position participants for entrepreneurial success.
Mr. Aderinwale Ayodele (Executive Director, Africa Leadership Forum) facilitated the second session; he spoke on the Mind of an entrepreneur:
Frank Osodi (House of Bunor) facilitated the session on fashion
Tosin Babajide (Broad Vision) facilated the Waste recycling session; participants interested in the waste recycling business, were given hands on practical advice on how to start and run the business
Bunmi Davies (Afrotainment) facilitated the session on media and showbiz; Participants whose interest lies in the media/entertainment industry received apt mentorship from one of the nation’s leading media brand thus positioning them for a successful media business venture
Johnson Abbaly (Achievers consortium) facilitated the session on management for startups
Prof. Abby Awosika-Fapetu (Executive Director, OASIS Education) facilitated thesession on financial management for startups during the session; participants irrespective of line of chosen trade were given practical and insightful tips on how to go about accessing and managing funds for their entrepreneurial endeavours.
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The following are pictures from the event:
Tayo Olosunde giving a session on Branding
Tayo Olosunde receiving a plaque from the organizers
Cross session of participants.
Participants taking notes.
Abiodun Odunugha and I
Tayo Elegbede and I