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The Spread Media Business Blog as an Official Media Partner of the WOWe Festival 2015 tagged “From Vision to Reality promise to keep you updated on every detail of this amazing Entrepreneurship Event for Women. #WOWe2015

Here is the DAY 1 and DAY 2 Agenda of the WOWe Festival so you don’t miss a thing

DAY 1

7:30 – 9:00   Registration

9:00 – 10:00 VISION TO REALITY KEYNOTE & PANEL OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES AND VISITORS SEMINAR THEATER EXHIBITION FLOOR

9:00 – 9:15  Vision to Reality Keynote – Zero to Hero : The extraordinary factors that make the impossible possible: Key characteristics of those that achieve significant breakthroughs in their businesses and lessons in politics.
Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director, The Future Project Africa

9:15 – 9:45  Vision to Reality Panel Discussion
What do you need to do internally to your vision to reality?
Developing Capacity and Skills to Make your Business an Entrepreneurship Powerhouse

  • Mental Preparation/Visioning
  • Specific skill-sets Required to be a Successful Entrepreneur
  • Personality Traits
  • How do you build a network that Supports your Personal Development

Moderator: Kemi Ajumobi, Head, Health, Business & Living (HBL), Business Day Media

Panelists:
Fatoumata
, Ba, Co-CEO Jumia Nigeria
Yetunde .A. Odugbesan , CEO, Yetunde Global Consulting
RukayaSanusi, Founder, Alldens Lane

5mins –   Franchise Opportunities in the Beauty World – Tara FelaDurotoye, CEO, House of Tara

9.45 -10.00 Welcome Address: Ecobank and Women Entrepreneurs in West Africa

BREAKOUT SEMINAR STREAMS VIP CONFERENCE DELEGATES ONLY SEMINAR STREAMS

Fashion and Beauty Stream

10:00 – 10:30 SESSION A: Ethical Business in Fashion – Caterina Bortolussi, Founder and Creative Director, Kinabuti

10:30 – 11:00 SESSION B: Excelling in the global marketplace – marketing your brand through social media
Rita Okoye, ‎CEO, Majestically Rare Limited

11:00 – 12:00  PANEL DISCUSSION: Brands and creations taking the world by storm – West Africa’s X-factor

  • Why are West Africa brands leading in attractiveness in Africa?
  • How to use your network to leverage a target market and expanding
  • Fundamentals to being globally competitive brand

Moderator:Tewa Onsanya, CEO, Exquisite Magazine

Panelists:
Olayinka Fashola Creative Director, Moofa Designs
Lola Ojo, Managing Director, Blinx Lashes
Wana Sambo, Wana Sambo Clothing
Ugoma Adegoke, Zebra Living
Zara Okpara, Brand Director, The Inglot Store Nigeria
KayodeFahm, Executive Producer, KayodeFahm Production Ltd
Tara FelaDurotoye, CEO, House of Tara

Technology and Digital Powerhouses

10:00 – 10:30  SESSION A: Maximizing your profit and optimizing entrepreneurial activity through mobile technology – Ommo Clark, CEO, iBez

10:30 – 11:00   SESSION B: Addressing Socio-Economic issues and unemployment through technology – Fayo Williams, President,Networks of Entrepreneurial Women

11:00 – 12:00  SESSION B: PANEL DISCUSSION : Advancement of women in technology industries

  • How and why women are leading the new era of technology and innovation
  • Technological advances that favour women entrepreneurs
  • Striking the right balance to make innovation count for your business

Moderator:Nkemdilim Begho, Managing Director, Future Software Resources Ltd

Panelists
Adedoyin Odunfa, CEO, Digital Jewels,
Njideka Harry, Ceo, Youth Technology Foundation
Evangeline Wiles, Managing Director, Kaymu
Jocelyn Onyeka, Founder And Principal Consultant, Blackbutterfly Consulting Services Limited.
Stephen Akintayo, Managing Director, Gilead Balm Group

Finance and Investment

10:00 – 10: 30 SESSION A: How to become investor ready and practical steps to closing a business deal in 30 seconds – Hannah Acquah, CEO, TKC Africa

10:30 – 11:00  SESSION B: The role of capital markets in entrepreneurship in Nigeria – Yvonne Emordi, Head of Strategy, Nigerian Stock Exchange

11:00 – 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION:   Funding and co-investment opportunities for women entrepreneurs

  • The art of engaging investment partners for your business and not just banks
  • Accessing finance through tailor-made solutions for women entrepreneurs
  • Techniques and opportunities to create investor appeal for your business

Moderator:TVC

Panelists:
Tokunboh Ishmael. Co-Founder and Managing Director, Alitheia Capital
Ruth Obih, CEO, 3Invest Nigeria
Arese Ugwu, Founder, Smart Money Africa

Manufacturing Stream

10:00 – 10:30  SESSION A: Boosting women entrepreneurship for SMEs – Toyin Odulate, Founder, Olori Cosmetics Inc

10:30 – 11:00  SESSION B: Available programmes and loans to assist women in manufacturing – Rakiya Zubairu, Group Head Gender Business, Bank of Industry

11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating sustainable manufacturing industries for women entrepreneurs

  • Significant growth potential areas in this emerging market
  • Funding and partnering opportunities for women entrepreneurs to access
  • Understanding distribution networks to get out your products
  • The importance of manufacturing high level products for business longevity

Panelists:
Kofo Ajelabi, Vice President, Institute of Packaging Nigeria
Kim Hawkins, Business Development Manager – West Africa, Gunnebo
Toyin Odulate- Founder, Olori Cosmetics Inc

SEMINAR STREAM – DAY ONE AFTERNOON

14:00 – 16:00 – Agri-business

14:00 SESSION A: Enhancing economic opportunities and financial support for rural women entrepreneurs
Ivana Osagie,Managing Director, Notore seeds

14:30 SESSION B: Increasing agricultural productivity and driving youth participation in the agri-business,
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Co-Founder/Director, Leap Africa

15:00  PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving engagement and securing the commitment of the community to ensure sustainable projects

  • Partnering with other small farmers to leverage distribution networks
  • Securing financing and attracting partnerships to your business
  • Initiatives encouraging larger youth and women participation in Agri-business

Panellist:
Nkiru Okpareke, MD/CEO, Arcesso Consultancy Ltd
Affiong Williams, Founder/CEO, Reel Fruit
Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru, Agro Entrepreneur and Founder, Farmshoppe

The Creative Industries – Design, Media and Entertainment

14:00 SESSION A: New trends accelerating women in creative industries – Joy Isi Bewaji, Author & Entrepreneur

14:30 SESSION B: Building your legacy from the vision to reality – Titi Ogufere, Director, IDEA Nigeria

15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: How to create and maximise media and entertainment networks

  • Pushing frontiers and embracing opportunities and overcoming challenges
  • The importance of women networks in creative industries
  • Strategically planning for your personal brand longevity

Moderator: Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Public Relations Consultant, The Bobby Taylor Company

Panelists:
Kemi Adetiba, Filmmaker, Music Video and Television Director
Princess Adams, CEO, HimpsTV, Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation
Oma Areh, Founder and Managing Director, WildFlower PR and Company
Kemi Lala Akindoju, Actress, Nollywood
Ojoma Ochai, Assistant Country Director, British Council Nigeria
Peace Hyde, CEO, Aim Higher Consulting
Wana Udobang, Radio Personal/Journalist, Inspiration FM

Talent & Skills Management

14:00 SESSION A: Keeping your employees focused on the right things – Beatrice Eneh, CEO Apples & Oranges

14:30 SESSION B: Attracting new talent to your business and retaining top performers – Ehime Eigbe, CEO, Sweet Kiwi

15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing skills from internally and the business culture to increase performance

  • Why business cultures of upskilling from within creates and attracts new talent
  • How to optimize the youth to make them top performers in your company
  • Using the right incentives to retain and motivate your human resources

Moderator:Abisola Longe, CEO, HCDC

Panelists:
Habiba Balogun, CEO Habiba Balogun Consulting
Joke Bakare, Founder and CEO Medplus
Peju Fisher, Human Resource, Computer Warehouse Group

Export

14:00 SESSION A: Entrepreneurial trendsmaking Nigeria a more attractive investment destination – Beverley Okoye, Deputy Director, UK Trade & Investment, Nigeria

14:30 SESSION B: Understanding the standards to meet exporting expectations – NEXIM

15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Staying competitive and in the global market and understanding the export industries

  • Leveraging off emerging market attractiveness to launch your business internationally
  • Forming strategic alliances to advance your global appeal
  • Understanding your industry trends and latest innovations to adopt best practice models

Panelists:
Jennifer Ijeoma Anoyika, Chief Operating Officer, Nigerian-German Business Association Nigerian Export Promotion Council

16:00   CLOSE OF DAY ONE SEMINARS

16:30   SPEED NETWORKING FUNCTION

Day 2

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Titilayo Ama is the Co-founder of Spread Media, a #SocialMedia Coach and also a #GeekinPink. She is a passionate Business Blogger who loves helping small businesses with practical digital marketing strategies to help their businesses grow. An amazing Public Speaker on Youth Empowerment| Entrepreneurship| Girl & Tech. She is the Author of ”How Social is your Business‘” The Social Media Guide for Nigerian Businesses. Follow her on twitter: @teeteelayo

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