The conference with the theme, “Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Building Economic Leaders for Tomorrow” will among other things, afford young entrepreneurs in Nigeria the opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers from other parts of the world, challenge and empower entrepreneurship mentality amongst its participants, and thus enable them create an economic revolution in Nigeria, or any part of Africa where their businesses are located.
The meeting which is organized by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) is a platform for young business owners to discuss challenges they encounter in their operations and develop strategies to tackle them, with focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and its impact on the Nigerian and global economy.
According to the Convener, Mr. Moses Siloko Siasia, Chairman of Mosilo Group and Chairman/Founder of the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), the conference will provide an opportunity for the young business owners to look at the prospects of SME’s and its impact on the Nigerian economy and is also expected to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to reflect on economic progress and prospects for strengthening business-to-business linkages across Africa.
Siasia noted that the conference which will focus on key sectors ranging from Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Blue Sea Economy (Marine), Manufacturing / Processing, Creative Industry and it will set the plan of action to allow a more integrated participation across Nigeria, by renewing commitment for a tighter bilateral and multilateral cooperation across Associations representing Young Nigerians entrepreneurs For his business acumen and leadership role, the Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo- economics in their 2014 ranking of business leaders of tomorrow described Mr. Siasia as a young African leader who is shaping the continent’s economic scene.
According to Choiseul Institute men like Siasia “embody the vigor and renewal of an entire continent and carry the hopes of an entire generation.” NYPF is a Non- Governmental Organization composed of young Professionals from different fields of human endeavours, coming together under a unified platform to achieve three (3) major objectives, namely;
• Creating sustainable livelihood for young people
• Engender purposeful leadership and social democratic inclusion
• Encourage young people’s participation in governance and the
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