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ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STARTUP CONFERENCE & AWARDS
0ver 25,000 BUSINESSES over 70 speakers
+ 12 MASTERCLASSES + Women Empowerment sessions + 33 Awards Presentations
A conference with over 2,000 entrepreneurs, the International Business Startup Conference is one of the largest conferences in Africa for starting your startup, learning how to pitch VCs, find co-founders, launch your product to the press and reach early adopters and influencers and more.
On 8, 9 and 10 December 2016 the conference entitled ”International Business Startup Conference” will be held at the Msuson Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Scepters Corporate Presents: International Business Startup Conference, an annual business in Entertainment, Design and Technology conference hosted by the Scepters Corporation, offering an open forum for global executives of international business to discuss issues facing the international business community. Since its inception, IBSC has grown from a bi-annual event in Nigeria to an annual event alternating between the Africa and a major international cities. Each year it attracts over 2,500 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and a variety of other industries with perspectives on international business.
The overall purpose of the conference is to launch a process of re-examining current approaches to Startup businesses, policy and global practices in the light of major world changes – including the impact of economic restructuring and globalization, issues connected with diversity, the impact of new technologies, and preoccupations with economic change and security. Such changes are provoking widespread discussion about the role of government and the private sector in business in African countries, and also how global businesses function, the type and scale of support required for startups, and new forms of partnerships and multi-stakeholder approaches to address the challenges facing African global business policies in its widest sense, at local, national and pan- African levels.
We believe that the startup culture is the driving force for change in economy and business fabric, and one of the main drivers to improve citizens’ quality of life. That’s why IBS Conference has consolidated as a business platform for the global startup community. Our goal is to help startups, investors and corporations to create lasting connections.
Startups will learn proven methods from seasoned business leaders on how to excel in a constantly evolving industry. The conference runs for three days of idea-sharing, storytelling, and network-building. While mainly focused on business startups, the conference can also help Sales leaders looking to develop their social selling strategy.
And, of course, we believe Africa is the perfect place to start and grow your business!
We build, empower and boost connections between Africa’s ecosystem and international business hubs.
We believe knowledge is the key to development so we aim to broaden your mind.
We discover innovation and technology leaders, in order to give birth to disruptive ways to understand and do business
For those entrepreneurial projects that want to gain visibility, connect to funds and corporations and strengthen their networking capabilities
We highlight the startups with most potential and make sure you meet the right ones. We connect investors from different markets so they can do business together.
We help them approach to innovation through the startups culture. We build a bridge between corporation and startups so they can design and market innovative products and services together.
The three days of the conference will adopt the following structure: short opening sessions with one key note speaker followed by plenary sessions; and a more substantial time allocated to deliberations by working groups. Within each of the groups, thematic sub groups will elaborate upon relevant issues in much greater detail. Each working group and sub group will have one moderator and one rapporteur based upon three main themes for the working groups: mainstreaming business; global diversity and resources for business. Concluding the three days of discussions the working group moderators will exchange on key points and insights from the conference with all participants.
is an Executive Leadership Coach, worked at the United States Federal Reserve for years. She s the CEO of Dream University, The Generosity Code. She os an Empowering Beliefs Coach and Certified Dream Coach©. She has been in the corporate and government sectors for nearly 20 years and has been helping people create what they want since 2005. Executive Leadership Coaching utilizes the Empowering Beliefs process (for details, click on “Empowering Beliefs” on the right side of this screen) to help executives achieve continued success by aligning beliefs with success. This process leads to greater career satisfaction for you and improved communication and deeper trust with teams throughout your organization, including your executive team and board of directors. Cynthia Stott will be the Keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. Following this discourse there will be an opportunity for discussion.
The overriding question designed to provoke a structured debate within working groups on day one will be: What are the opportunities and dangers that Policy makers need to understand so that African global life can flourish and fulfil its potential in the next 20 years?
Successful Fast Growth Executive, Entrepreneur.
Chosen as one of 2014′s Ten Most Important Africans in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. TEDx Talk speaker on: | Why you should take chances | He is CEO & Founder HotelOga he is also Co Founder and Managing Director of
Jovago – Jovago.com (rebranded as Jumia Travel) – Africa’s No.1 Hotel Booking Portal, backed by Rocket Internet, MTN and Millicom.
Jovago.com (rebranded Jumbia Travel) launched operations in 2013 in Nigeria. With 300+ staff, offices in 12 African countries and more than 25,000 hotels in direct inventory, Jovago is Africa’s biggest hotel booking platform.
He is also the CEO & Founder Motoraporter.com and other successful companies.
Marek will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the conference.
There will be two overriding questions structuring the second session of the working groups: What immediate steps should governments and public bodies take to protect the creativity, vitality and diversity of African business in the next three years and what are the priority actions recommended?
Desired outcomes and follow-up
The desired outcome for all participants of the conference is to engage in a stimulating and practical outlook for the future of African businesses and global policy as it affect Startups businesses. It is beyond the scope of the conference to produce an exhaustive list of answers to all questions raised. The follow-up given to the event will be critical for furthering and eventually, implementing suggestions generated during the conference. It could include ad-hoc thematic working groups led by individual conference partners and building on the set of conclusions derived from the event and its distinct working groups. ‘
We have also developed www.scepters.net to be a continuing learning platform for speakers to share their works, notes, videos etc. To conclude the conference, partners and participants will be asked what they can do to ensure follow-up to and development of strategy that will help them grow in business.