Africa as a Lever for global Growth; Creating Opportunities in Emerging Growth Sectors


Africa as a Lever for global Growth; Creating Opportunities in Emerging Growth Sectors

On Saturday, 27 November 2021, the Africa Business Club at Lagos Business School (LBS) hosted its 9th annual Africa Business Conference with participants joining virtually from across the world.

The theme ‘Africa as a Lever for Global Growth; Creating Opportunities in Emerging
Growth Sectors’, focused on the surge in the opportunities created within some sectors of the African economy. Interesting discussions on the huge growth potentials that the sectors can create in Africa were unraveled by Dean of LBS, Professor Chris Ogbechie during his welcome address and by the Keynote Speaker, Bode Abifarin, COO, Flutterwave.

The conference showcased the emerging business opportunities in evolving growth industries such as Fintech, Fashion, Retail, Creative Services, Agriculture, Real Estate, Youth and Skills Development through the panel sessions with industry experts –’Solape Akinpelu – CEO, HerVest; Oge Okonkwo – Head Marketing & Partnerships, Bamboo; Tokini Peterside – CEO, Art X Lagos; Bidemi Zakariyau Akande – Head of Public Relations, LSF PR; Idris Olorunnimbe – CEO, The Temple Management Company; Adaeze Usoh – Head Corporate Finance & Investor
Relations, Babban Gona; Kenneth Obiajulu – CEO, Agricorp Holdings Limited (UK); Posi Lawore – MD, Dynasty Real Estate, a member of VFD Group; Oluwafunto Olasemo – Vice President, Financial Market – AFEX.

The panel sessions were moderated by Mojibade Sosanya, Strategic Communications Consultant; Olamide Olabisi, MBA 19 student and Raheena Adeleke, MBA 19 student.

Lagos Business School Africa Business Conference is an annual forum that targets business leaders, policy makers, financiers across Africa as well as investors seeking to do business in Africa. The conference aims to generate insights and gain mind share on the prevalent trends in Africa in order to propel the continent to achieve her potential.

The conference was organised by MBA Africa Business Club Executives – Olamide Olabisi – President; Emem Ukim – VP, Finance; and James Evbuomwan – VP Communications.

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