The Nigerian tech ecosystem is no doubt growing in leaps and bounds. Therefore, the need to create platforms and structures that will further deepen the conversation and help new innovations grow have become imperative. The Nigeria International Technology Exhibition & Conference (NITEC 2016) is set to serve as a catalyst to achieve this goal. It is planned to be an outstanding event produced by Neo Media & Marketing, a foremost public relations and event management company backed by an experienced Board of Advisors with different professional background.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos recently introducing NITEC 2016, the Managing Director/CEO of Neo Media & Marketing, Ehi Braimah, explained the concept behind the event which is to showcase Nigeria's technology ecosystem and promote innovative ICT solutions. Braimah, while speaking at the event, admonished the public and private sectors particularly entrepreneurs to embrace technology and its disruptive nature.
This is why the slogan for what will become an annual conference and exhibition is “Trending Technologies”, a slogan that will ensure each year's edition captures all the trending issues in technology around the world.
To this end, he said that NITEC 2016 is positioned to bridge the gap between the private and public sectors and the international technology community in re-engineering the African technological ecosystem for greater impact on the continent’s GDP. Top reasons to exhibit at NITEC 2016 include exposure of products & services to thousands of attendees; exhibition booth (2 days); placement of brand logo on event brochure and website; complimentary wifi, place web banners and share branded gifts at booths.
Also speaking at the event was a member of the Board of Advisors, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. He opined that NITEC will serve as a platform that will bring together the public, private sectors as well as young innovators. Confirmed speakers at the event include Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, country manager, Google Nigeria; Sunday Folayan, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Agency (NIRA); Vincent Olatunji, Acting Director General, Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Tunde Coker, MD, Rack Centre; Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Zubair Abubakar, Co-Founder, Chopup Games; Simeon Ononobi, Founder, MyAdsApp.com, Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems; Nkem Begho, CEO, Future Software and many more.
The theme of NITEC 2016 is the “Role of Disruptive Technologies in Catapulting the African Continent’s GDP” and it comes up on June 23 & 24, 2016 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily, while there will be cocktails and networking forum on the second day.
Hopefully, NITEC will reflect the diversity of decision makers in industry, government, mobile network operators, mobile payment service providers, online shopping services, e-commerce companies, among several organisations that offer services using technology.