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Monday, February 4
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

9:30am

Stories Of Nigerian Travelpreneurs: Starting A Travel & Tourism Career
Have you ever wondered how you could make money traveling and exploring? Interested in starting a career in the travel industry but have no clue on how to go about it?

People that "travel to explore" are usually seen as those who are very wealthy, have trust funds or inherited some huge amount of money from loved one. But the truth is that some of these Travelpreneurs are actually making money while exploring cities, towns, countries and the world.

Stories Of Nigerian Travelpreneurs: Starting A Travel & Tourism Career is an engaging panel discussion where our expert panelist will unpack:
  • Tips and Hacks on how to start and build your Travel & Tourism business or/and career
  • Knowledge about the wide business opportunities in the Travel & Tourism space
  • The best advise from seasoned Nigerian Travelpreneurs
  • Networking opportunities with those in the Travel & Tourism space
  • How to use Social Media to promote your Travel business or career and attract your ideal clients and partnersHow to use your Travel business or career to make impact in your community

Moderators
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Promoter, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Popularly known as Ajala Nene because she loves to travel and explore destinations, Nnenna is a Tourism Promoter who is keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and Tourism Business programs to promote the tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa. She is also a Sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Adeleke

Sam Adeleke

Chapter Leader, Travel Massive Lagos
The Lagos Chapter of Travel Massive brings together everybody that works in the travel industry - tour operators, travel agencies, state tourism boards, online travel companies, hotels, airlines and travel aficionados. Our events and activities are aimed at promoting ideation, tech... Read More →
avatar for Funmi Ajala

Funmi Ajala

Chief Travel Officer, FunmiAjala Travels
Funmi Ajala is a journalist, a visual story teller, a multi-media expert and media trainer using creatives to tell daily untold stories.She is an ardent traveler telling her travel stories via pictures. “There is a story everywhere you turn to” is focus whenever she is on the... Read More →
avatar for Pelu Awofeso

Pelu Awofeso

Travel Journalist, Travel Next Door
I am a travel journalist, culture reporter and city guide. Sometime in 2009 I launched a solo travel project tagged “The Beautiful Underbelly Tour”, during which I crisscrossed 18 states in Nigeria’s six geographical regions. Stories and photographs I generated from that 10-month... Read More →
avatar for Nneka Isaac-Moses

Nneka Isaac-Moses

Co-Founder, Goge Africa
NNEKA ISAAC-MOSES is the Co-founded of Goge Africa alongside her husband Isaac. They both aim to keep promoting African culture, music, food and her ways of life through television, radio and magazines.Goge Africa is an award-winning Pan-African Tourism and Cultural programmer, which... Read More →
avatar for Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi

Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi

Senior Lecturer, NIHOTOUR
CHINYERE UCHE-IBEABUCHI is a Training and Communication expert with over 15 years of experience. She plans, conducts and administers programmes that empower employees with required knowledge and skills. An associate member of the Institute of Tourism Professonals, Teachers Registration... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

11:00am

#Stories: Re-Imagining The Future Of Travel In Africa With Obinna Ekezie of Wakanow.com
Limited Capacity seats available

This year s #TRAVELAFRICADAY key conversation aptly features Wakanow.com CEO Obinna Ekezie. Wakanow at the close of 2018 raised one of Nigeria s highest single round investments by a non-online shopping business, which is a testament to the viability of Nigeria s and Africa s online travel space.

Leading this conversation will be Adeyemi Adepetu, Tech Editor for The Guardian. This spirited discussion will offer insights on how to scale in the travel and tech sectors. Obinna Ekezie will share his learnings and best practices as an early entrant in the space as well as offer thoughts on what the future of travel looks like for Africa.

#TRAVELAFRICDAY programming highlights the interconnection between travel and digital media. The days events provide answers to how technology and digital media impact travel and tourism in Nigeria and across Africa

#TRAVELAFRICADAY is supported by Virgin Atlantic and The Wheatbaker


Speakers
avatar for Obinna Ekezie

Obinna Ekezie

CEO/ Co-founder, Wakanow.com
Mr. Obinna Ekezie, is the MD/CEO and Co-founder of Wakanow.com, Africa’s leading Online and Retail Travel Company. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Business at the University of Maryland. He is also a TQM professional having completed the IBM Total Quality Management business... Read More →
avatar for Adeyemi Adepetun

Adeyemi Adepetun

ICT Journalist, The Guardian Newspapers
I work with The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos as the Tech Editor with almost a decade experience. An award winning journalist and also well traveled, attending and covering both local and international ICT events.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

NXT LEVEL Conversations: A Traveler’s Tale w/ Noble Igwe
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling has always been an integral part of how we as Africans share our history and culture. This tradition of storytelling continues and is further amplified in our hyperconnected always on world. As Africans we can share our stories, our culture and our cities with the world. Noble Igwe is a great example of how one can use social to tell great stories and promote local culture. His recent brand partnership with Maltina took his followers on a journey of discovery across Nigeria and shared the stories of people and cities throughout the country. In this session we’ll gain insights on traveling locally, the importance of celebrating local culture and fun things to when traveling the country.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:00pm

AlaCarteAfrica #TOYOURTASTE
This two-hour immersive experience showcases the best of Africa Fashion and Vegan culinary adventures. Participants are also transported to exciting tourist destinations in Nigeria through our Virtual Reality (VR) Gears. Our Travel Clinic is also on standby to diagnose travel problems and recommend 'prescription drugs' to 'patients'.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Senior Tour Consultant, Njetours Ltd
A travel consultant. South Africa specialist and Dubai expert. I would welcome discussion on travels. Destination to visit. Visa guidance and tourism


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Pop Up

12:30pm

Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
Limited Capacity seats available

My Story: My love for postcards goes back to my childhood days. My dad traveled a lot, and most times he would send us postcards telling us where he was and what was happening there. I was always excited to receive and read them because I loved the fact they were handwritten from a far away country with the stamps of that nation.

Join Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd and the Lagos Philatelic Club to connect and learn about the World of Stamp and Postcard Collection and learn how postcards and stamps are great marketing tools for promoting tourism in and outside Nigeria! Mingle and network with stamp and postcard collectors and travel and culture enthusiasts using social media platforms to redefine communication and encourage people to send handwritten mails in this digital era.

About our Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
  • Mingle and Network with Stamp and Postcard Collectors and Enthusiasts
  • Postcard Exercise:  sign up for  www.postcrossing.com and send a postcard or/and send a time capsule letter to yourself or loved ones
  • Stamp Exchange: Stamp Collectors are invited to do stamp swap with each other
  • Post box Opening with NIPOST for interested participants. www.nipost.gov.ng

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Fadairo

Bayo Fadairo

President, Lagos Philatelic Club
BAYO FADAIRO a trained journalist holds BSc (Hon) Psychology (Unilag) and an Advance Diploma in Professional Administration. Members Institute of Executive Secretaries and Public Administrators of Nigeria. Presently he is a Public Relations/Marketing consultant, working in various... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Promoter, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Popularly known as Ajala Nene because she loves to travel and explore destinations, Nnenna is a Tourism Promoter who is keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and Tourism Business programs to promote the tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa. She is also a Sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Raphael James

Raphael James

Director General, Center For Research, Information Management & Media Development
Dr. Raphael James is the founder of the largest Photo Museum of Nigeria History with over 35, 000 photos. Publisher of African Dame and The National Biographer Magazines; The National Biographer Magazine have featured some VIP's in Africa and beyond, including former Military President... Read More →
avatar for Oluwafunmilayo Ogunlana

Oluwafunmilayo Ogunlana

Deputy Director, Nigeria Postal Service
OLUWAFUNMILAYO OGUNLANA is the Deputy Director and Head Philately Bureau of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in Marina, Lagos.
avatar for Laja Shoniran

Laja Shoniran

Vice-President, Lagos Philatelic Club
LAJA SHONIRAN is a highly experienced and resourceful Human Resources Trainer, Financial Wellness Expert and a Management Consultant with passion for digital/soft-skills training and entrepreneurship development as a means of empowering people with tools that can help them discover... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab

2:30pm

Caught Between Truth & Patriotism: Dilemma Of The Millennial Traveller
This knowledge sharing session will feature travel industry influencers sharing insights on how young and adventurous African travellers can strike a healthy balance when faced between trying to promote beautiful African destinations and reporting the truth about the various (political, economic, social and cultural) obstacles they face along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwakemi Ojo

Oluwakemi Ojo

Digital Strategist/Travel Consultant, Travelanders
Oluwakemi Ojo is a Chapter Leader at Travel Massive Lagos. She’s a Digital Content Strategist and an All-Around Digital Marketer who is passionate about travel. Over the years, she has created content, driven social media strategy, SEO strategy and shaped brand architecture for... Read More →
avatar for Deji Ajomale-McWord

Deji Ajomale-McWord

CEO,, African Sports Tourism Week


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Pop Up

4:00pm

The Kahoot Game: Travel Edition
The Kahoot Game is actually a game-based learning experience where attendees will use their phone to login to the KAHOOT ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM - using a pin and join the interactive and competitive Q & A SESSIONS ON AFRICAN TRAVEL in real time. Winners of each segment of the game will go home with gifts and prices!

Speakers
avatar for Uchenna Innocent

Uchenna Innocent

Digital Marketing Lead, Betacar.ng
Uchenna Innocent is an entrepreneurial-minded individual with a passion for Digital Marketing and and Product Management with a broad experience of using social media as a tool to create brand awareness for businesses, products and services, music, events, and people alike.His experience... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
NXT Pop Up

5:45pm

Travel Debate: Are African Travel Adventures Worth The Trouble?
Is really worth travelling the length and breadth of Africa? Is the pain worth the gain? Two widely travelled individuals will be involved in this debate while the audience will vote for the 'winner' with the most valid points at the end.

Speakers
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
avatar for Yejide Runsewe

Yejide Runsewe

Experience Curator, Naija Nomads
Naija Nomad's curate and create unique experiences for the green passport holder. So imagine an online platform where you get all the tips and tricks of traveling with a green passport, get inspiration from or inspiring fellow green passport travelers, sign up for their uniquely curated... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
NXT Pop Up
 
Thursday, February 7
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Thursday February 7, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore
 
Friday, February 8
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore
 

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