AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY MR KENNETH OMERUO,THE CO-ORDINATOR OF NIGERIA INTERNETWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION(NICE) AT THE MAIDEN EDITION TAGGED NICE2010 ON 20TH JULY,2010 AT AFE BABALOLA HALL,UNILAG,LAGOS,NIGERIA
On behalf of the organizers of this event; TechTrendsng.com, Embolden limited and all other participating firms, I welcome you to the maiden edition of Nigeria Internetworld Conference and Exhibition (NICE).
First let me introduce our platform,TechTrendsng.com is an ICT based e-publishing platform that has been in the fore- front of empowering Nigerians and has become the leading ICT blog in Nigeria(By Google ranking) within one year of its existence while Embolden Limited is a Youth development and empowerment company.
Nigeria Internetworld Conference and Exhibition (NICE) is a one day annual event which provides education, empowerment, networking, business opportunities for Nigerians. It is a gathering of Internet based businesses, service providers, e-Commerce providers and experts that are involved in online marketing, e-commerce technology, web technology, content development and management and also users of the Internet and its technology.
NICE is a platform where Nigerians will be educated and empowered with the latest development in the world of Internet. This event will no doubt spark up the Internet for Business (I4B) revolution in Nigeria and encourage entrepreneurship thereby reducing Cyber Crime. It is also a major vehicle in effective rebranding our Nigeria because the world has a negative opinion about Nigeria and Internet, NICE is set to change their opinion about us. NICE will also encourage the development of local internet content and applications for Nigeria cyberspace.
The mode of achievement of the main essence of the conference is through seminars, exhibitions and networking.
The seminar will involve speakers who are experts in relevant Internet related fields and stakeholders in ICT industry in Nigeria. Topics will be drawn from the focus and theme of the event.
The theme of this year’s event is:
INTERNET FOR BUSINESS (I4B): EMPOWERING NIGERIANS THROUGH THE INTERNET.
NICE2010 has been proudly endorsed by Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) and Center for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) UNILAG.
Our focus this year is on the following:-Internet access and Connectivity, e-commerce, Digital marketing, Internet security, Social media and their application, Content development, Internet and its application in different fields like media, Internet trends and Business opportunities.
Having said that, I want to personally appreciate all the associations and organizations that supported us, Mr Chris. Uwaje, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem,Engr.Titi Omo-Ettu,Engr.Lanre Ajayi,Prof.Uwadia,Dr.Jimson Olufuye,Don Pedro Aganbi, for their support, Muhammed Rudman for believing in this initiative and his support. My friends in the media, BleuOrange media, TA-strategies, Wildfusion, Futuresoft Resources, and to you here present who has supported this event in one way or the other, I say welcome! We are on the part of History!!