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The 2016 National Business Conference on October 25

The 2016 edition of the National Business Conference organized by BNI holds on Tuesday October 25 at Ace Olivia Hall, City Mall Onikan.

This year’s conference has as its theme “Nigeria’s Current Economic Realities – Strategies for Business Success and Growth”. The theme is based on the current economic realities facing Nigerian businesses locally and globally and the current economic posture and measures of Government both at the Federal and State Levels.

The conference aims to provide practical solutions and way forward for businesses and entrepreneurs and present emerging opportunities to harness. There will be connections with quality business professionals and presentations on referrals and networking techniques. In addition will be industry experts, lectures, business networking and interactions and keynote speakers.

The keynote will be delivered by Bunmi Jembola, a serial entrepreneur, management consultant, author and public speaker.

Bunmi Jembola is the Founder of Venture Starter Nigeria an online-to-offline community of entrepreneurs which intends to become a key training and collaboration platform for entrepreneurs across Africa. Bunmi is Managing Partner at SBJ Laureate & Co a consulting firm that he founded with three other friends. He has several years’ experience in corporate banking and loan portfolio management with over a decade experience in executive sales and marketing functions. He is a member of the American Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Scotland’s Business Continuity Institute (BCI). He speaks regularly to established entrepreneurs, business starters and the big corporate brands on a wide variety of topics ranging from Startup Finance to Business Process Improvement, and much more.

Bunmi Jembola will be joined for a panel discussion Dr. Adebola Olubanjo, a renowned accountant with BKR Worldwide accounting firm, to further dissect the theme and proffer further insight and solutions to some of the numerous issues confronting businesses in the wake of the current economic realities in Nigeria.

Other speakers include Peter Akindeji Coker, MD/CEO of Previs Developments Limited, Taiwo Popoola, fellow of ICAN and Institute of Taxation and Nneka Nwobi of Galaxy Backbone, Microsoft and Partner at John Maxwells International.

The conference which is in its fifth year running will have in attendance business owners and professionals from diverse sectors. It is a must attend for the discerning entrepreneur.

The conference is sponsored by Previs Developments Limited and Consistent Energy Limited. Previs Developments Limited is a real estate company that provides solutions for the middle income worker through its “Rent to Own Scheme”. A James Cubbit Developments Company, PREVIS was formed to fill a gap in the Nigerian property mid-market: providing a quality stock of residential, retail and commercial developments that is accessible to the growing middle class.

Consistent Energy Limited is a renewable energy company and pioneers of “SolarDirect On Your Rooftop” solar systems for both off grid and on-grid home and commercial systems. The company is a major representative of BBOX, Duron and Barefoot Power and has helped many families overcome the epileptic power supply in the country with durable Solar systems on their roof tops.

The 2016 National Business Conference is hosted by, BNI Nigeria, the World’s Largest and most successful business referral and networking organization.

Last year alone, BNI generated businesses worth over $9.3 billion for its members. Established in 1985, the organization operates in over 70 countries with over 7,500 active chapters, and more than 200,000 members in over 70 countries.

According to Barrister Olufunmilayo Oju, BNI Nigeria Executive Director, BNI aims to be a game changer for businesses in Nigeria through its globally proven business referral system. She stated that BNI has emerged in countries like India, UK, USA, Spain and France as a major contributor to GDP while its members “refuse to take part in recessions” and foster growth for businesses through quality referrals, networking and opportunities.

Past editions of the conference has featured industry leaders including Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa of Neimeth/NESG, Leo Stan Ekeh of Zinox Technologies, Ogbo Awoko Ogbo, Dr. Jerry Ariohovuhuoma of Blutech, Dr. Adedipe of Adedipe and Co (Consultants to the World Bank), Dr. Adedeji formerly of Transcorp and Dr. Adebola Olubanjo of BKR International. Also are Mr. Muda Yusuf – DG LCCI and Mr. Remi Ogunmefun – DG MAN

Registration and Attendance for this year’s conference is now OPEN and attendees can register online at http://bninigeriaconference.fikket.com

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