The Vice President, HE Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will lead other national and international dignitaries to declare open the 5th edition of the four-day entrepreneurship capacity-building summit kicking off Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
Tagged ‘The Kingdom Summit’, the event whose Lagos edition will start the following day, Friday and end on Sunday, October 28th, is an annual non-denominational International Marketplace Economics and Leadership Conference which seeks to promote the understanding of God’s principles for the marketplace. This year’s Summit is specifically themed “Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs”.
Speaking on the activities lined up for the Summit, Ben Akabueze, the current Director General of the Budget office of the Federation, Nigeria, who is leading other organizers to champion the cause of knowledge-driven approach in the nation’s entrepreneurship and market space, said that the Vice President’s remarks would be complemented by incisive thoughts of at least 20 speakers. The various speakers, who will deal with key aspects and issues that are critical to improving the performance of Nigeria’s real sector, include Brett Johnson who is President of The Institute for Innovation, Integration & Impact, a Silicon Valley Think-Tank.
He further explained that “This year’s summit is particularly important in view of the need to build young entrepreneurs with strong penchant for corporate governance principles that will give new direction to our efforts to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development of our economy.”
“We are happy that the best brains in entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition have accepted to speak and discuss with participants at this all-important conference.
“In addition, The Kingdom Summit is launching the Goshen Impact Fund, which is being established to provide mentorship, capacity building and business incubation to upcoming entrepreneurs that have innovative and credible business value propositions, and who sign up to our governing principles. The Fund is also to help prepare such entrepreneurs and their businesses for access to investors and funding in the near future.”
“We hope that at the end of the events in Abuja and Lagos, participants will be better positioned to handle the intricacies of entrepreneurship and leverage their brands’ competitiveness in the market place”, he added.
The first summit was held in 2014 and the past editions featured international Christian business leaders from various countries including the United States of America, UK, India, South Africa and Nigeria.