Determined to open windows of opportunities’ for budding entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State and beyond, SKDC Global Links Limited, an emerging markets and events company has slated the maiden edition of the Nasarawa Entrepreneurs Summit (NES). The event is scheduled to hold at the Taal Conference Hotel, Lafia, the state capital.
According to Mrs. Stella Ajige, the Project Coordinator, the summit would provide the platform for entrepreneurs to attend the crucial entrepreneurship seminar that would hold as part of the summit. Additionally, participants would also have the opportunity of exhibiting their goods and services to an audience of over 2,000. She added that invited headline speakers will include distinguished experts engaged in small and medium business development.
Mrs. Ajige stressed that the NES will further bring the smartest ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups, innovation hubs, established SMEs together with government, policy makers, industry leaders, consultants and experts. “This unique audience has the influence and intelligence to power faster social and economic development, create collaborative opportunity and stimulate business growth.”
Armed with a mandate to identify barriers and challenges entrepreneurs’ face, the summit will proffer tangible business leeway to enable entrepreneurs seek innovative solutions like learning effective leadership communication skills, how to grow a business, the power of networking, influencing government policy and getting funding access towards expanding opportunities for all small business players.
Beyond participating in the summit, the exhibitions will feature fascinating sights and sounds of Nasarawa - Tourism sites/products/economic assets; cultural and heritage exhibitions. Service sectors such as: telecoms services, soft wares, digital television, videos, music and local movie industry, Nollywood; subscriptions for cable television, payment gateways, tech support retail and wholesale trade, banking, business and accounting solutions providers; insurance, mining, manufacturing, fashion and style would be part of the package and focal point.
With a token N5,000.00 as participation fee per person, entrepreneurs that intend making impact beyond just attending the summit can also exhibit their goods and services with fees ranging from N50,000 to N75,000.
As an exhibitor, Mrs. Ajige noted that the event also offers numerous ways to promote businesses and innovations to the influential audience before, during and after the event. “These include stand-alone promotion via event website, or via our event WhatsApp groups through which you can share, network and interact with other participants. Our event will attract media spanning top tier publications to key trade publications and our event PR team can help you connect with these media to share your stories.”
As an emerging markets and events company expanding opportunities for small businesses to succeed in the highly competitive market places, SKDC Global Links Limited, also assures participants that they would network and cross fertilise ideas through B2B and B2G lunches, specifically designed to bring SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and accelerators together with high-level decision makers from government and industry, to discuss opportunities, build partnerships, share knowledge and make meaningful connections.
By so doing, they will be able to increase their brand awareness, gain new customers, build strong customer relations skills, increase turnover through greater market penetration. They can also benefit by spreading their expertise through impressive company introduction, smart platform presentation, network strengthening, image building, local and national publicity and product introduction.
The seminar and exhibitions will equally provide professional development, networking opportunity, how to best launch new products, writing a business plan, and increasing participants’ financial literacy to help grow their businesses.