The Fifth Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference, themed: “Addressing Communication and Reputation Challenges of ‘Made in Nigeria,” will hold at MUSON Centre, Lagos on August 30, 2018.
The Conference is set to enhance public perception of ‘Made-in-Nigeria’, change the negative narratives, define the right communication strategy, set the stage for positive stakeholders’ engagement on the way forward and recognize some promoters in the country.
The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Babatunde Paul Ruwase, is the Made-in-Nigeria Ambassador and Chairman of the Conference, while the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is the Chief Host.
The Managing Director/CEO, Emerging Africa Capital Group, Oluwatoyin Sanni, a lawyer, stock broker, investment banker and general management consultant, will deliver the thematic lecture.
Other distinguished speakers expected include the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, presenting on the topic: “Adopting Legislation to Promote and Protect ‘Made in Nigeria’,” while the Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Olusegun Awolowo, will present a paper entitled: “Government Position on the Challenge facing Made in Nigeria,” and the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Olayinka Oladunjoye, among others.
Speaking on the conference, the Chairman, NIPR Lagos, Olusegun McMedal, explained that this year’’s conference will engage key stakeholders, including decision makers in government, state, regulators, corporate organisations, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, major chambers of commerce in Nigeria, the media and communication practitioners for better perspectives and strategies to address the communication and reputation challenges facing ‘Made-in-Nigeria’.
The Conference will climax with the Stakeholders and Sponsors Recognitions.
This will recognize pre-selected people and organizations that have greatly contributed to the development of Made-in-Nigeria over the years and celebrate sponsors for supporting the project to promote Made in Nigeria”, he enthused.
Previous editions featured distinguished speakers including the President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola; Founder/Chairman, Silverbird Group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce; and Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference is the brainchild of Addefort Limited, a public relations and concept development firm.