As participants gear up for this year ’ s Social Media Week Lagos , the organisers have unveiled seasoned professionals and veterans to headline this year ’ s opening summit. The list includes Nigeria ’ s Noble Laureate Wole Soyinka , veteran Broadcaster and Founder of Channels TV John Momoh, actress and Movie Producer Rita Dominic and others.
Social media week Lagos 2018 promises participants a time of insightful conversations, reflections and laudable impact . Themed Closer, this year ’ s conference slated for February 26 to March 2 , will uncover how technology helps people find their individuality while also fostering community, thereby transforming the world into a global village .
The opening event tagged ‘ Future of Media’ will converge Africa ’ s most inspiring broadcasters, journalists , content creators and bloggers to share best practices and discuss what’ s next on the continents media landscape . The day will open with a conversation with Channels Television ’ s Chairman John Momoh. The Guardian Nigeria, MTV Base Africa , Pulse Nigeria and other media platforms will host additional programming .
“Each year thousands gather in Lagos to be inspired and motivated by 300 + world – class thought- leaders , innovators , business practitioners , and pop culture luminaries from Nigeria , across Africa and around the world participate in Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos . As long as technology continues to be the paradigm of the future , this event would continue to expand in scope and capacity, ” the organisers stated.
Since it ’ s launch in 2013 , Social Media Week Lagos continues to serve as a point of convergence for Africa ’ s most innovative minds. The conference has become a marquee event for business leaders , global thinkers, entrepreneurs , civil servants and anyone with a keen focus on the continent . The conversation will bring together a diversity of perspectives to discuss the most productive ways to harness these forces to drive innovation , improve consumer experiences and bring people together.
Meanwhile , this year ’ s edition will take the event to new heights with the introduction of AfricaNXT , which is aimed at showcasing the makers , artists and creatives transforming Africa . In addition, the project would be expanding the footprint of its campus by creating two new outdoor spaces providing it with over 300 sq . meters (3 , 000 + sq . feet ) of additional programming space . The new outdoor spaces will facilitate immersive experiences and networking .
The week – long event would focus on key socio- economic and technology issues : The Future of Media, Governance, Music Industry, African Women in Tech, Travel & Tourism, Emerging Ideas & Trends.