The Retail Leaders Conference took place at Eko Hotel & Suite on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The event brought together the stakeholders in retail business in Nigeria.
The Retail Leaders Conference was first convoked in 2014 and set forth as an annual congregation of retail thought and practice leaders to discuss germane issues affecting retail and chart the right response to the challenges and opportunities of the transforming Nigeria retail landscape.
This year’s theme for the conference was “Unlocking Retail Potentials for Survival, Growth & Sustainability”. The speakers were; Ibukun Awosika (Chairman of First Bank), Peter Eshikena (MD of FrieslandCampina Africa), Temitope Oshikoya (CEO of Nextnomics), Adenike Ogunlesi (CEO of Ruff & Tumble), Bukky George (CEO of HealthPlus), Nnamdi Ezeigbo (CEO of SLOT Limited) Deola Ade-Ojo (CEO of Deola Sagoe), Raphael Afaedor (CEO of Supermart.ng & Founder of Jumia), Solomon Itegboje (CEO of The BOSS Group), Samuel Ejeh (CEO of Grocery Bazaar), Feyi Olubodun (COO, Insight Communications), Joseph Ebata (CEO, Bervidson Group & Convener).
According to the Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference, Mr Joseph Ebata. Nigeria is full of plenty opportunities.
So, while retail businesses are dealing with a variety of problems, it is important not to overlook the opportunities that can be tapped and leveraged on to facilitate the growth and sustainability of retail businesses.
Below are pictures from this conference:
[caption id="attachment_866845" align="alignnone" width="788"] [L-R] Francis Widmer, Deputy Regional Economic Counsellor, Embassy of France in Nigeria; Ibukun Awosika, Chairman Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria & Joseph Ebata, President, Bervidson Group & Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference[/caption][caption id="attachment_866847" align="alignnone" width="788"] [L-R] Rahul Murgai, MD of Reckitt Benkiser; Temitope Oshikoya, CEO of Nextnomics; Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder/CRO of Ruff & Tumble; Ibukun Awosika, Chairman Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria; Joseph Ebata, President, Bervidson Group & Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference; Bukky George, Founder/CEO of HealthPlus & Cassabela; Fiorenza Spano, Retail Director Sub-saharan Africa of GFK[/caption]