Pantami, Danbatta, others to speak at Nigeria 2020 Innovation Summit

Mr Kenneth Omeruo, the Lead Convener and  Founder of InnovationHub Africa & Resources Limited, said statement on Sunday in Lagos.







He said  the challenge of the  global pandemic had made it necessary for this year’s summit be held virtually from October 6   October 8, adding that the theme of the summit would be ‘Innovating in Critical Times.’

innovation week, is a week-long event that brings stakeholders from different sectors of ’s economy together.

“The week will be packed with several activities like  innovation exhibitions, innovation summit, innovation , and the yearly report of the state of innovation in .

“At the event, ideas, trends, opportunities around technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship development in Nigeria will be discussed.






“Participation in this week-long event is open local and international businesses, organisations, government agencies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, research centres, tertiary institutions, and all stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem,” Omeruo said.

He  added that the event would  also showcase innovative businesses, ideas, products and services from Nigeria.

Omeruo noted that the state of innovation in Nigeria would be  reviewed understand its position and how it could  be improved.

Other speakers at the summit include, Andrew Bourne, Regional Managing Director, Zoho Corporation, Eduardo Bailetti, Co-founder ScaleCamp, Ottawa, Canada, Fatumata Coker, Founder, YGroup Holdings Inc. and Dr  Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Ltd. among others.

Commenting, the Programmes Director of the event, Tony Ajah said: “the summit will receive delegates from local and international businesses, organisations, government agencies, states, embassies, High Commissions and  decision makers among others.

“This year has been tough for businesses but companies that are innovative see opportunities in most crisis.

“The summit will innovation showcases and exhibitions, keynote presentations on emerging technologies and their industry application.






“It will also panel discussions,  innovation management insights as well as workshops, networking and , “he said.

Ajah said the event would benefit each player in the innovation ecosystem ranging  from government institutions, agencies to businesses and organisations.

He noted that academic and research centers as well as start-ups and young entrepreneurs would also benefit a lot by attending the summit.(NAN)