NCC, ATCON Endorse 2nd Nigeria ICT Festival 2016


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have proudly endorsed the 2nd Nigeria ICT Festival & Exhibition 2016 slated for Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja (Lagos).

The theme of the Festival is: ICT: Platform for Growth in a Depressed Economy.

Commenting on the event, Prince Cookey, Chief Executive of the 2nd Nigeria ICT Festival & Exhibition 2016 said:

“The 2nd edition of the Festival is primed to build on the huge success of the 1st Nigeria ICT Festival & Exhibition held on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Protea Hotel, Ikeja (Lagos). The 2nd Nigeria ICT Festival & Exhibition 2016 promises to be the single largest gathering of ICT and allied professionals, corporate organisations, consumers of ICT products/services and regulators under ONE PLATFORM to deliberate on the State of the Industry, generate Strategic Plan of Action for future growth in a depressed economy and offer operators a unique opportunity to showcase latest products and services to existing and prospective customers.”

He listed the strategic objectives of the Festival as follows:

• Platform for Industry Evaluation & Projection

• To Generate Industry Plan of Action

• To Showcase Latest ICT Products & Services

• Opportunity for Professional Networking

Evaluate Impact of New Technologies

Cookey said the endorsement of the Festival by NCC and ATCON represents a huge testament to the value and importance of the event in the ICT calendar in Nigeria.

“This event presents a unique platform for ICT industry players (professionals and operators) in Nigeria and around the world to meet, assess developments in the sector, plan for tomorrow and showcase their latest cutting-edge products and services,” Cookey added.

He added that the theme (ICT: Platform for Growth in a Depressed Economy), captures the emerging essence of ICT as development-enabler in many economies around the world, in terms of sustainable contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), provision of jobs and rapid development of home-grown technologies for national development.

The high-level speakers expected at the event include:

  • Prof. Umar Danbatta: Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission
  • Mr. Olusola Teniola: President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria
  • Mr. Ferdi Moolman: CEO, MTN Nigeria
  • Mr. Segun Ogunsanya: CEO, Airtel Nigeria
  • Mr. Mathew Willsher: CEO, Etisalat Nigeria
  • Mr. Joseph Tegbe: Partner, KPMG Nigeria

The final deadline for Expression of Interest to participate at the Festival is Monday, October 31, 2016.

The 2nd Nigeria ICT Festival & Exhibition is Proudly organised by Business Journal newspaper (Print & Online).

Distributed by APO on behalf of Business Journal.

Prince Cookey

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