Tech Events: Reasons Why You should Attend Social Media Week 2018
Africa’s Largest Tech & Digital Event is almost here again! The Social Media Week Lagos 2018, themed “Closer” is set to hold from Feb 26th to March 2nd, 2018. This year’s conference promises to explore how technology reconciles individuality with community, thereby transforming the world into a global village. The event is set to hold at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos and interesting, there is no restrictions on who can attend. This is one of events to what out for and if you live outside of Lagos, you can make a reservation at any of the best hotels in Lagos in the cause of your stay.
SMW Lagos 2018 invites African communities and global hubs to join in the conversation as various perspectives are highlighted and several voices raised in its week long dialogue over how tech drives individualism as well as exploring how platforms and apps draw people “closer” and foster community.
“As Africa moves rapidly towards digitization across sectors, we must ensure people remain a part of the equation. Inclusion and our ability to innovate collaboratively locally and across borders is of the utmost importance. Our prosperity as a continent depends on it.” – Ngozi Odita, SMW Lagos Executive Director.
Social Media Week Lagos 2018 will assemble individuals with a diversity of perspectives to deliberate over the most productive ways to tackle various issues and drive innovation, as well as improving consumer experiences and bring people together.
Here are the top 5 reasons to attend the Social Media Week Lagos 2018:
1. Exhilarating Conference tracks:
A major highlight of the event, various keynote speakers will be present. Several masterclasses and presentations geared towards sharing intriguing information and notable ideas are in the works.
The event features 6 tracks which include:
Future of Media Summit: The Future of Media Summit brings together broadcasters, journalists, content creators and bloggers to share best practices and discuss what’s next on the continents media landscape.
Travel Africa Day: #travelafricaday programming looks at how the current digital paradigm impacts travel and tourism in Nigeria and across Africa.
Governance Day: Governance Day gathers public and private sector representatives, civil society organizations and technology and governance practitioners to share experiences, challenges and advances on the use of technology for good governance.
MUSIC DAY: Music Day features key stakeholders discussing the impact of social media and technology on the music industry across Africa
Emerging Ideas and Trends: Sessions throughout the week focused on new ideas and innovations that are disrupting industries across Africa.
African Women in Tech Day: African Women In Tech Day features founders and key executives from some of Africa’s most innovative women-led tech startups.
This year’s conference will fully engage the theme ‘Closer’ across all the tracks as it discusses what’s next on Africa’s media landscape, the impact of media tech on the booming music industry in Africa.
Are you a budding entrepreneurs? Launched in Africa is an amazing opportunity for start-ups to network and showcase their product as well their services to potential customers and users. Join other early stage start-ups reaching out to the most diverse demographic which cuts across different job levels, company size and industry sectors. Here is an amazing opportunity to find an audience that largely consists of professionals in media, marketing and tech.
3. Hello AfricaNXT:
Hello AfricaNXT is a new and innovative experience for 2018, the aim of Hello AfricaNXT is to promote creatives and artists who are contributing to the economic development of the African continent. This part of the event creates a platform for creative innovators to share their products and services through brand exhibition.
4. #ShopAfrica PopUps:
If you a lover of fashion or a stakeholder in the fashion industry, then the #ShopAfrica pop ups is just perfect for you. From fashion designers & stylists to curators and enthusiasts, find the right network to interact with as well as their products and services.
For everything and anything fashion, this part of the event caters especially to local brands by creating a platform to leverage and network with international labels.
5. Eat, Dance & Network:
With the right mix of food and music, the Afro-beats and Eats Fest at Social Media Week Lagos 2O18 presents an opportunity to network under relaxed conditions. Try out various tasty meals by amazing food vendors and enjoy some of the best local acts. This is one of the most exciting ways to connect with people and even find a potential business partners and customers.
Join other amazing Nigerians at the Social Media Week Lagos 2018, register for a badge and choose from over 200 sessions. Experience, firsthand focused ideas, insights into trends, business practices and policies that are transforming industries and communities across Africa.