Making of 10,000 CEOs (Season One)
Starts: Monday, 9 June, 2014 08:00am
Ends: Thursday, 12 June, 2014 06:00pm
Global unemployment has reached scary proportions. While Western nations are posting double-digit unemployment rates supplied by their statisticians, the Nigerian government is at sea, having lost count. It is every one for himself as only those who feel it know it.
In a developing nation like Nigeria where until recently, lack of adequate manpower was being cited as an economic problem, the glut of fresh graduates seeking non-existent jobs has become a national headache overnight. Orchestrated efforts by the government at the federal, state and local government levels have only been a mere flash in the pan.
The resultant effect is mass poverty which gives vent to socio-economic problems and vices which are threatening the very existence of the nation.
Yet we cannot exactly lay the whole blame on the doorstep of the government as a little aloofness and a little putting of the hands akimbo by some of us may have made matters worse. And there is a convergence of opinions among all stakeholders, that self-employment through small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) is the way out of the doldrums.
SMEs are a seedbed for entrepreneurship development, innovation and risk taking behaviour and provide the foundation for long-term growth dynamics and the transition towards larger enterprises.
The Making of 10,000 CEOs project is a bold initiative to eradicate poverty, create jobs, promote rural development and jump-start industrial and national development. It aims at bringing together under one roof, thousands of positively ambitious youths, agencies of government and non-governmental organisations responsible for poverty alleviation and creation of employment opportunities, as well as arrowheads of the banking industry.
The forum has a rich faculty of Guest Speakers which include the CEO of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; eminent jurist and founding Pro-Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN); the CEO of NICON Insurance Plc, Chief Jimoh Ibrahim; the Chairman of telecommunication giant, Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga; the Chairman/Chief Executive of Coscharis Motors, Chief Maduka; the CEO of Ovation, Chief Dele Momodu; the President of Odua Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ODUACCIMA), Iyalode Alaba Lawson; as well as the Vice-President of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Opara, among others.
Participants will enjoy the following:
- Opportunity to meet directly and interact with captains of industry;
- Access to key stakeholders and facilities in the Banking industry;
- Access to key stakeholders and brands in the ICT Industry;
- Access to key stakeholders and brands in the Telecoms Industry;
- Access to key and relevant Federal/State agencies in the MSME sector
- Access to packages [Information/Training] from participating exhibitors;
- Distributorship Opportunities from top 50 Nigerian Brands;
- Road map to start their own businesses;
- A copy of Your Worth Every One Hour Book; and
- A website for their businesses.
The Making of 10,000 CEOs comes up from Monday, 9th June through Thursday, 12th June, 2014 at the Kakanfo Hall and Conference Centre, Nihinlola Street, off Joyce B Road, Ring Road, Ibadan.
The theme of the event is “What is Your Worth Every One Hour?” This will snowball into a book project to be called Your Worth Every One Hour.