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Overview

The VenueCompass Venues' Summit is the single largest, annual one day conference of Venue Professionals in Nigeria.

The inaugural,first of its kind 2016 Summit brought together more than 100 high-profile venue owners, managers and potential investors in the venue industry across Nigeria and was featured in ThisDay newspaper.

Now in its second edition, the 2017 Venue Summit aim to move the conversation forward by examining what factors will drive the future and growth of the venue industry,challenge traditional thinking around how venue professionals maximize the business potential and share new and exciting ways to manage today’s modern and contemporary venues through its theme “VENUE MANAGEMENT – HARNESSING ITS BUSINESS POTENTIAL”

Venue Summit draws from the very best talent in the venue industry to provide attendees with the opportunity to expand their thinking, upgrade their skills through innovative ideas and strategies, stay on top of industry trends and plans and learn from their peers.

This unique event inspires industry leaders, provides targeted education, and brings attendees together creating relationships that last a lifetime. It will also provide a platform for venue service providers to exhibit and showcase their product and services to their target audience.

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WHO ATTENDS?

The Venue Summit brings together key players such as venue owners, venue managers and event organizers, hotel owners, government agencies and potential investors in the venue industry to foster collaboration and create a balanced discussion around driving growth in the Nigeria Venue sector.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Join 10+ speakers, 250+ delegates for a dynamic program which includes informative panels, expert-led roundtables, interactive break out session, curated networking and a showcase of service providers

Our Honorable Speakers

The Venues Summit will feature will also feature a gathering of world-class speakers who bring a wide range of expertise in venue management, hospitality,event operations.

The lineup includes(but not limited to):

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Wale Anifowose

Managing Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network(GEN, Nigeria)
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Joey Postel

Director of Beverage & Food, Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
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Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

MD/CEO, Zapphaire Events Group
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Peter Bamkole

Director, Enterprise Development Centre(EDC), Pan Africa University
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Mrs. Kemi Adeleke

KFA Events Centre
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Adekunle Ayodele

Founder/CEO, DataBox Technologies
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Ayo Akpewe

Partner, SR&R Digital services
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Oluwatoyin Edun

Founder/CEO, Fusion Group
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Abodunrin Opanuga

MD/CEO, Zattu. Co-Founder, Greetings World
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Ekaete August Edet

Schedules

  • 1
  • 09:00 am - 09:30 am

Arrival & Registration

  • 2
  • 09:30am - 09:40am

Welcome Address

  • Adekunle Owoeye(CEO/Co-Founder, VenueCompass.com)
  • 3
  • 09:40am - 09:50am

Venue Owners & Government – Working for A Common Goal

  • Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
  • 4
  • 09:50am - 10:20am

Keynote Address: Venue Management - Harnessing Its Business Potential

  • Peter Bamkole(Director, Enterprise Development Centre(EDC), Pan African University)
  • 5
  • 10:20am - 10:50am

Questions & Answers

  • 6
  • 10:50am - 11:00am

Leveraging Virtual Attention Space

  • Adekunle Ayodele(Founder/CEO, DataBox Technologies)
  • 7
  • 11:00am - 11:10am

Break

  • 8
  • 11:10am - 12:10pm

Panel Discussion + Q&A : Building Successful Event Business in Nigeria

  • Joey Postel(Director of Beverage & Food, Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja Lagos),
  • Funke Bucknor-Obruthe(MD/CEO, Zapphaire Events Group),
  • Bukola Oyinloye(MD, The Zone),
  • Augustine Edet(MD, Austine & Fortune Hotel Management Services),
  • Oluwatoyin Edun(Founder/CEO, Fusion Group)
  • 9
  • 12:10pm - 01:10pm

Lunch & Networking

  • 10
  • 01:10pm - 02:10pm

Break-out Session

  • Adekunle Ayodele(Founder/CEO, DataBox Technologies) - Engagement Technologies in the Event Space
  • Ayo Akpewe(Partner, SR&R Digital services) - Influence of Social Media on the Events Industry in Nigeria
  • 11
  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm

CASE STUDY – How We Make Our Venue Unique

  • Mrs. Kemi Adeleke(KFA Events Centre)
  • 12
  • 02:40pm - 02:50pm

Importance of Branding in Today's Market

  • Abodunrin Opanuga(MD/CEO, Zattu)
  • 13
  • 02:50pm - 03:10pm

Stronger Together

  • Mr Wemi Jones(AVOLN President)
  • 14
  • 03:10pm - 03:15pm

Vote of Thanks

Sponsorship

We provide a number of opportunities to establish thought-leadership and promote your brand at the event. Click the button below to contact us to speak about our sponsorship, partnership or media opportunities.

Reviews from last year's edition

“A first of its kind event that I have attended. I was pleasantly surprised to find it incredibly enlightening and informative. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals.”- Mrs Ajayi

“Very well organized in an ambient location .Met some great people too.”- Mr Phillips

“I am so impressed. I look forward to attending next year’s edition.”- Mr Ade

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