21st - 23rd November 2018
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Conference Programme

See the exciting topics and speakers to be covered in the first Business in Beauty conference to be held at Beauty West Africa. Do not miss this once a year opportunity to learn from the industry elite, register for free HERE.

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21st November 2018 – Day One

10:30 – 10:45     Welcome/Formal Opening Remarks

10:45 – 11:00     Keynote Address: Nigeria, Africa’s Beauty Business Hub:
Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye – Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry: Lagos State Government.

11:05 – 11:30         Presentation 1: Building Strategic Partnerships to fast track your Beauty Business – Bank of Industry Nigeria.

11:35 – 12:20         The Beauty Business Master Classes (Presentations)

1) Manufacturing 101 – Looking  at Standards.

 Ifeamaka Umeike –  Natural Nigerian CEO (15mins) (Speaker)

2) Introduction to Export

Nigerian Export Promotion Council (15mins) (Speaker)

3) Setting Up A Successful Distribution & Retail Business

Ada Iwugo – House of Tara International (15mins) (Speaker)

12:00 – 12:30        Coffee break and networking

12:40 – 1:50          Industry Leaders Panel debate– The Future of the Beauty Sector in Nigeria and West Africa

(Part 1) Focusing on Agro Processing/ Manufacturing, and Developing Sales Channels in Nigeria, Sub – Saharan Africa & Globally

Ifeamaka Umeike – Natural Nigerian CEO

Ada Iwugo – House of Tara International

Nigerian Export Promotion Council

Ifeoma Adibe Chukwuka – Founder AYECI & Omaness Skin Foods.

Rebecca Donkor – Founder- Africa Make Up & Beauty Fair- Ghana.

2:00 – 2:50         Lunch

3:00 – 3:30         Presentation 2: Toolkits For Building A Winning Brand: Tara Fela-Durotoye – Founder House of Tara International.

3:30 – 4:00        Q&A/ Interactive Session with Tara

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22nd November 2018 – Day Two

10:30 – 10:45     Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:45 – 11:30      Industry Leaders Debate/Panel Session:

Industry Leaders debate/Panel Session B: The Future of the Beauty Sector in Nigeria and West Africa.

(Part 2)– The Beauty Services Sector, Focusing on Education: Skills/Knowledge Transfer, and Capacity Building.

Speakers :

Pamela Olatunji – Medical Aesthetician/ Founder of Spectrum Beauty Institute

Dr Vivian Oputa – Founder Derma Care/ Brand Trainer Biologique Recherche

Kofo Martins- Executive Director – The Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute

Dr. Ifeoma Abajue – Director The Beauty Therapy Institute  (TBC)

Natasha Kessie – Nke Beauty: Pro Trainers and Educators  (Ghana)

11:30 – 12:15         Coffee Break

12:15– 12:35          Presentation 1: Beauty and Digital Media: The New Power Couple Driving Sales.

Jamal Roberts Siakpere – Founder

Africa Retails, e-commerce marketplace

12:40 – 1:35          Panel Session 1: Looking at the Role of the New  Media in Shaping the development and growth of the Beauty Sector


Tewa Onasanya – Publisher Exquisite Magazine

Adesua Oyenokwe – Editor TW Magazine (TBC)

Amira Obi – Okoye – Head of Corporate Communications Megalectrics Ltd. (TBC)

Adeola Adebiyi Founder Omogemura Blog

Peace Hyde- Head of Media and Strategic Partnerships- Forbes Woman Africa (TBC)

1:40 – 2:40       Lunch

2:50 – 3:50       Panel Session 2: The Beauty and Lifestyle Segment.

Emerging Trends: The Rise in Luxury, Premium and Niche offering: Focusing on the  High End Clientele: Product Offering & Service Delivery – The Nigerian Experience.


Irene Symiris – Director The Nail Studio: Spa, Beauty Salon & Retail Gallery

Kiki Osinbajo – Owner Glamd Africa Beauty House (TBC)

Ade Bakare – Designer Ade Bakare Couture Fragrances

Funke Osae Browne – The Luxury Reporter Magazine

Nowe Isibor – Owner The MOSE Store (TBC)

4:00 – 4:30      An Interactive Session With the Sponsors of Beauty and Lifestyle Segment

4:30 – 4:45      Thank You and Closing