20th - 22nd November 2019
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Conference Programme - Day One and Two

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21st November 2018 – Day One

10:15 – 10:30    Welcome

Host: Marshall Ononye – Media Personality and TV Host.

Co. Host: Tega Gbadagri – Beauty Entrepreneur

Formal Opening Remarks

  1. Jamie Hill – BtoB Events UK
  2. Mrs. Tokunbo Chiedu – CEO, Compass Global

10.30 – 10.35         Goodwill Message:

Mr. Akinola Olawore – President, Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce

10.40 – 10.50         Keynote Address: Nigeria, Africa’s Beauty Business Hub –

Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye – Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry: Lagos State Government.

10.50 – 11.20         Presentation 1:  Getting Finance for your Beauty Business–

Bank of Industry Nigeria.

11.25 – 11.40         Darling Brand Presentation – The Godrej Company

11.45 – 12.15         Presentation 2: Tool kits For Building A Winning Brand:

Tara Fela-Durotoye – Founder House of Tara International.

Q&A/ Interactive Session with Tara Fela-Durotoye

12.20 – 12.50       Networking Break

13.00 – 13.45           The Beauty Business Master Classes (Presentations)

  1. Manufacturing 101 – Looking at Standards.

 Ifeamaka Umeike – Natural Nigerian CEO. (15mins)

  1. Introduction to Export –

Nigerian Export Promotion Council (15mins)

  1. Setting Up A Successful Distribution & Retail Business

Ada Iwugo – House of Tara International (15mins)

14.00 – 14.50         Exhibition Networking Break

14.55– 15.10           Darling Celebrity Styles Showcase

15. 15 – 15.40        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.

Kekeletso Khena – Bio Tech. Entrepreneur & Owner of Black Squared Natural Hair Care System, South Africa

15.45 – 15.55          Recapping, Vote of Thanks, and Closing Day 1

16.00 – 17.00        Media Interviews & Beauty Sector Networking

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22nd November 2018 – Day Two

10.15 – 10.30         Welcome

Host: Marshall Ononye – Media Personality and TV Host.

Co. Host: Kemi Lewis – Creative Director & Owner KLS Natural Hair & Beauty Bar.

10.30 – 10.45        Presentation 1: Building Strategic Partnerships to fast  track your Beauty Business: From Africa to the World.

Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh – Chief Business Strategist –


10.45 – 11.30        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.

Pamela Olatunji – Owner &Lead Medical Aesthetician – Bnatural Medspa/ Founder of Spectrum Beauty Institute/President APSMAN

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

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

Dr. Ifeoma Abajue – Director The Beauty Therapy Institute

11.30 – 12.15            Exhibition Networking Break

12.15– 12. 35            Presentation 1: The implication of Research & Development on the Global Positioning of Africa/Ethnic Brands.

Kekeletso Khena – Bio Tech. Entrepreneur & Owner of Black Squared Natural Hair Care System, South Africa

12.40 – 13.35            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

Adeola Adebiyi – Founder Omogemura Blog

Jamal Roberts Siakpere – Founder Africa Retails, e-commerce marketplace

13.40 – 14.40           Networking Break

14.45– 15.00            Darling Celebrity Presentation

15.00 – 15.50          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 Syrimis – Director The Nail Studio: Spa, Beauty Salon & Retail Gallery

Kiki Osinbajo – Owner Glamd Africa Beauty House

Funke Osae Browne – The Luxury Reporter Magazine

16.00 – 16.30         An Interactive Session With the Sponsors

16.30 – 16.45         Thank You and Closing

Jamie Hill – MD BtoB Events UK

Tokunbo Chiedu – CEO Compass Global.

16:45 – 17:00        Media Green Carpet & Live Recordings/ Event Testimonials

End of Conference networking

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