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7 Events We Are Excited About for #SMW2018

Social Media Week is upon us! For the uninformed, SMW Lagos is a week-long programme focusing on ideas, trends, insights, business practices and policy that leverage technology to transform industries and communities across Africa. In 2017, over 100 local and international organisations contributed to the event.
Social Media Week Lagos heads into it’s 6th year after a successful 2017 edition that saw over 15,000 attendees across the week and had a global online reach of 454 million. The annual conference now considered Africa’s largest digital media & tech event returns to Landmark Centre on the 26th of February to the 2nd of March, 2018.

We are super excited for the panel sessions and classes that focus on style, agriculture, business development, fitness and even football!

Out of over a 100 classes, here are 7 events we are totally excited about:

1. OOTD Disrupt – Star actress Rita Dominic would be leading panel of accomplished celebrities, fashion stylists and influencers such as Denrele Edun, Jane Michael Ekanem, Maryanne Alabi and Rhoda Ebun in OOTD Disrupt to discuss all things fashion and the impact it has had on their careers.

When: Monday, 26th of February, 2018

Where: The Experience Stage

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am.
2. Creating Opportunities to Earn Profitability Through Your Online Content – This is a speakeasy session that will show you how to create a strategic approach to escape the mill of creating online content for content’s sake.
The session is aimed at content creators, bloggers, influencers, online entrepreneurs and anyone interested in leveraging on their online community to build a brand. It will be open to questions and discussion from attendees. Panelists for this event include Elizabeth Osho, Dinma Umeh and Lateefah Adesanya.
Whem: Monday, 26th of February, 2018

Where: Floor 2

Time: 3pm – 4pm


3. Smartphone Photography Workshop – All that was needed to convince us for attend this class was the fact that one of the facilitators – Torera Idowu took her pre wedding photos with her smartphone! Other facilitators for the workshop are Abdulsalam Hamza and Olorunfemi Obasa.
When: Tuesday, 27th of February, 2018

Where: The Grand Junction Hall 1 Landmark Towers, 5B Water Corporation Road, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 1:30pm – 3pm


4. The Kick: Football and Technology – This event will bring together a rich mix of industry stakeholders in a never-been-seen conversation on football, technology and their unveiling expressions.

With an interesting panel that encompasses key stakeholders in segments like Football Business, technological innovation and Partnership initiatives, The Kick harnesses the critical hybrid of football and technology and the possibilities we can co-create in this space. Speaking at the event is our favourite sport shero, Azzizat Oshoala.
When: Tuesday, 27th of February, 2018

Where: Innovation Stage

Time: 6pm – 7pm

5. Social Media, Promoting Culture Through Live Events –  This panel session will look into the opportunities, challenges and the way forward to promoting our culture through Live Events. Panelists are selected from several disciplines in Live Events- Theatre, Live Music and Event Production and include Lydia Idakula Sobogun, Emeka Ebeniro and Malaika Toyo.
When: Thursday, 1st of March 2018

Where: Annex

Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm


6. Launched In Africa Pitch Day: This is a day for African led early-stage startups to showcase products and services that are disrupting industries across the continent. Some of Nigeria’s most innovative early-stage startups debut as featured companies in the #LaunchAfrica Pitch Event and Digital Demo space. Judging the startups will be top VCs, Angels & Corporate Investors. There will be incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks!
When: Friday, 2nd of March 2018

Where: Innovation Stage

Time: 1:30pm – 4pm


7. An Interactive Mural Project.

When: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th of February, 2018

Where: Hall Two


To sign up for Social Media Week 2018 and view other awesome classes and panel sessions, click the link below.

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