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Lightbox Session; “Positioning Your Brand Globally Using Content Creation” with Sharon-Ann Adaigbe
Sharon-Ann Adaigbe is the Head of the content team at Career Masterclass and a published writer on HuffingtonPost, BellaNaija, Spark, BusinessDay and Guardian. Sharon-Ann loves speaking on Content Marketing and Strategy as well as editorial strategy and Comms.
Sharon will be speaking to us about positioning your brand for Global opportunities, using a content creation strategy. How can you use the correct words to position yourself well?
Join the class on Thursday 23rd of September and let’s learn together how to position our brands for global prominence.
If you know anyone who will benefit from this session, they can download the AGS app for iOS or Android to get started and register for either the monthly or annual plan.
TechCabal to host Future of Commerce Conference in September 2021
On September 24th 2021, TechCabal, the leading pan-African publication on innovation and technology, will host its first hybrid event of the year. The conference, which will be its biggest so far, is tagged “The Future of Commerce”.
The Future of Commerce is expected to be a high-production-value event and the biggest conversation on commerce this year in Africa, and across the globe. Attendees at the conference will cut across startups, investors, banks, telecoms companies, FMCGs, policymakers, small businesses, tech enthusiasts, and everyday consumers.
At the event, registered stakeholders will learn the shifts in the industry and buying behaviour, and how they can better prepare to take advantage of the rising tide whether as organizations or individuals.
The event will look at how global events like the COVID-19 pandemic have shaped consumer behaviour, and how businesses can apply their models to these changes.
Speaking about the event, Olanrewaju Odunowo, Head of TechCabal Insights said, “The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of commerce. Not only did businesses have to adjust their processes and systems, but consumers also changed their shopping habits as well. More than 84% of consumers have shopped online since the pandemic. We saw businesses introduce things like contactless payments and curbside deliveries.”
“Although the worst of the pandemic is over - thankfully there are now vaccines - the question for most businesses is what next? What will the next few years look like for commerce? Will the trends we're seeing remain the same? Will there be any significant changes? There are talks of new variants etc; how should businesses prepare? These are the questions we plan to answer at the conference.”
Confirmed speakers at the event include Juliet Anammah - Chairwoman, Jumia Nigeria and Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Ray Youssef - CEO, Paxful, Nakampe Molewa, General Manager (Sub-Saharan Africa), Uber Eats, Nkebet Mesele - Senior Director, Solutions Management), Visa, Tayo Oviosu - Founder and CEO, Paga, Temi Giwa- Product Manager, Paystack and many others.
Apart from the insightful learning experience that the conference will provide, attendees will also be able to network with key stakeholders at the conference who will be present as guests or attendees. This networking will lead to partnerships, mergers and other cross-continent collaborations.
Attendees would not only be listening to business leaders and top executives globally, but they could also get a chance to pitch at one of our strategic sessions!
The pitch sessions are a chance for startups, building innovative products in e-commerce, payments, logistics and SaaS sectors to pitch to investors, corporate partners, banks, telcos and other big players.
To register for the pitch conference, find details below;
Investment pitch session: Register here for a chance to participate. To attend as an investor, click here.
Partnerships pitch session: Register here for a chance to participate. To attend as a corporate organization, click here.
Partnering with TechCabal on this event are DAI Magister and Paystack, and the event is sponsored by Doroki, Chipper Cash and Klasha.
The event is free to attend and slated for Friday, 24th September from 10am to 10pm. Potential attendees can sign up here.
For sponsorship inquiries, contact the Head of Partnerships at Big Cabal Media, Favour Ogunlana | Favour@bigcabal.com
BREAKING: FG considers fresh charges against Sunday Igboho
The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour. Read more…
Ohanaeze demands Kanu’s release, IPOB threatens 30-day shutdown
THE Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to declare a month sit-at-home protest in ‘Biafraland’ if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not brought to court on October 21. Read more…
Nigerian Navy lauded over building of indigenous vessels
The President of the Ex-Junior Airmen Lagos Chapter, Tosin Ilesanmi, has lauded the Nigerian Navy and the management of the Naval Dockyard Limited for their efforts towards protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity as well as building indigenous vessels to aid the security of the nation’s waters. Read more…
Cost of filling 12.5kg cooking gas cylinder hits N7,000, up by 13% in 6 weeks
The cost of filling a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas has increased from an average of N6,200 in July 2021 to N7,000 as of September 2021. Read more…
Agric output growing at 1.3%, but insufficient to meet food, raw materials demand – Ighodalo
Nigeria’s agricultural productivity which is currently growing by 1.3% is insufficient to meet food and raw material demands. Read more…
Coalition applauds CBN monetary policies
The Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG) has applauded numerous initiatives implemented by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, read more…
FG identifying those allegedly responsible for funding terrorism – Malami
The Federal Government has announced that it has been vigorously and intensively working towards the prosecution of Boko Haram financiers, read more…
Lagos commences total clampdown on illegal land reclamation along Lekki
The Lagos State Government has issued a stop-work-order as it commenced total enforcement and clampdown operations against indiscriminate dredging activities and unapproved shoreline extensions along Lagos Waterfront. Read more…
e-Naira to roll out on the 1st of October – CBN
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed on Wednesday that it has concluded plans for the launch of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the e-Naira on the 1st of October. Read more…
Angry scenes at Haiti airport as deported migrants arrive
Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport after migrants were deported to the country from the US. Read more…
Taiwan seeks entry into key trade pact before China
Taiwan has filed an application to join a key Asia-Pacific trade pact just days after China submitted an application. Read more…
Angela Merkel: What will Germans miss about the chancellor?
Germans are preparing to say "auf wiedersehen" to Angela Merkel, whose 16 years as chancellor will come to an end after the parliamentary elections this Sunday. Read more…
Grim echoes of history in images of Haitians at US-Mexico border
Shocking images of horse-mounted officers corralling Haitian migrants along the US-Mexico border are evoking dark comparisons to US slavery and the country's historical mistreatment of black people. Read more…
Major highlights from Microsoft’s 2021 Surface event
On Wednesday, Microsoft hosted its most recent Surface product event. The company unveiled updated versions of its products, including the Surface Pro, Surface Go and foldable phones. Read more…
Google will now let users check advertisers campaign histories
Google will begin providing users with additional information about the companies that are sponsoring the ads they see. Read more…
U.S. to receive 500 million vaccine doses for distribution to poorer nations
On Wednesday, the United States government announced that it will be receiving an additional 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech to be donated to low and lower-middle-income countries. Read more…
CDC Group’s $50.9m commitment, ZOLA Electric’s digital energy, and Flutterwave X 9PSB
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses @CDCgroup’s $50.9m, @ZOLAElectric’s digital energy, and @theflutterwave’s partnership with @9PSB_ng. Read more…
Daily fuel consumption jumps to 72 million litres, subsidy hits N541.66bn
Petrol consumption in the country jumped from 55.59 million litres a day in April to 72.07 million litres per day in the month of May. Read more…
Cardano on rampage, bouncing as high as 13%
Cardano (ADA) has seen a huge rally. A recent rebound has caused investors’ imaginations to be fired up, leading to record high prices. Read more…
Federal Fire Service saved N15 trillion worth of property in Q2 2021
Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service has announced that it saved 166 lives, rescued 82 persons in distress due to fire and saved property valued at N15.1 trillion in the second quarter of 2021. Read more…
Nigeria’s economy likely to grow by 1.5% in 2021 – JP Morgan
Global banking giant, JP Morgan disclosed that Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow less than analysts estimate, projecting Africa’s largest economy to only grow by 1.5% this year. Read more…
Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells
Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from next month’s rescheduled ATP/WTA Indian Wells tournament in California, organisers confirmed Wednesday. Read more…
Olumide oworu and Denola grey bend reality to their will in ‘Day of destiny’
As a big fan of Dc’s legends of tomorrow, Terminator, Time Lapse, the MIB franchise, Back to the future and Avengers Endgame, I understand the fundamental rules to follow when devising a sci-fi based on time travel. Read more…
Tonto Dikeh says ex Kpokpogri has sex tapes of many celebrities including popular IG influencer Janemena
Dikeh says Kpokpogri has gone into hiding. Read more…
AGS Quote of the Day
“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.”