1000 SMEs Expected As Kaduna Govt, PAN, Verdant Zeal, Host First Innovention Round Table

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Managing Director, PAN Kaduna Ibrahim Boyi (Center) speaking while the Executive Vice Chairman /GCEO Verdant Zeal Tunji Olugbodi (lift) and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State, on Project Implementation and Service Delivery Unit Martins Akumazi during the press briefing at PAN, ahead of the forth coming Verdant Zeal in conjunction with PAN and the Kaduna State Government on Innovation Drives Entrepreneurship at n Kaduna on Tuesday. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

The Verdant Zeal annual innovention series has expanded in scope and subject matter to hold the 1st Innovention Round Table for no fewer than 1,000 SMEs and Start up Entrepreneurs with the theme, “How Innovation Drives Entrepreneurship, The Case for SMEs and Start-Ups.

Jointly organized by Verdant Zeal in partnership with Kaduna State Government and PAN Nigeria, The Innovention Round Table is propelled by the success achieved with the annual Innovention Series which has held since 2012 but with a renewed vision to impact key economic hubs across Nigeria.

Scheduled to hold in Kaduna State, a key economic hub in Northern Nigeria, the Innovention Round Table will create a free platform for all employers of labour, e-commerce solopreneurs and SMEs to appreciate the place of innovation in business growth.

Speaking on the new initiative, The Executive Vice Chairman, Verdant Zeal Group and event convener, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi noted that for the last 6 years, Verdant Zeal has convened the Innovention Series, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative instituted in 2012 to examine the development of Africa, discuss the Nigerian project as well as pinpoint opportunities for development and growth within the continent.

Patrons from both the public and private sectors have found it a strong route to engage in stimulating but pragmatic conversations and discourse that challenge the status quo. The Innovention Series he added, “Has now expanded its offerings for a richer and more diverse audience who want to practically evaluate issues experienced by key economic hub in Nigeria and come up with lasting workable solutions”.

Scheduled to hold on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Umar Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna the event which will be chaired by the Chairman, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar will have the Executive State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai as Special Guest and the Keynote address delivered by the Managing Director, PAN Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Boyi.

To be moderated by the General Manager, Supreme 96.1FM, Kaduna, Mr. Isaac Bare, other panel discussants at the event will be, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mr. Laoye Jaiyeola; Founder/CEO, Zamani Foundation, Philomena Zamani-Henry, Chairperson WIMBIZ, Aisha Ahmad and Kabir Farida Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, Online Training and Awareness Campaign (OTRAC).

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