The fifth edition of the Social Media Week begins today at Landmark centre, Lagos, the week-long conference that provides ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
This year the event features a central stage of keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, master classes and presentations; and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.
Driven by a mission to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information, Ngozi Odita, the Lagos Executive Director Social Media Week (SMW) explained that, “The Social Media Week is a chance for a global audience to see how social media actually works in the Nigerian and African context especially how it works to affect social change and in turn the infrastructure and challenges that are in the Nigerian market.”
Since the last four editions, Social Media Week has grown to be one of the largest events that is organized in Lagos Nigeria with about thirteen thousand people attending, 300 speakers and 840 million global and online reach.
This year it promises to be more impactful with up-to-date information and insights about tech, new media and general business related focuses.
The event promises to be a world class experience that showcases Africa’s brightest minds.
Odita said, “SMW will seek to assist in the creation of jobs, facilitate and create investment, help achieve gender balance and create an easy access to quality education.”