It’s here again!!! The2016 French Week celebration, starting from Friday 18th to the 25th of November, 2016.
This year’s event being carefully put together, offers you a one-time opportunity to meet and interact with key decision makers of well celebrated brands of French and Nigerian descend. The events will also give you the opportunity to showcase your brand to the international business community.
The event(s) to mark the 2016 French week are:
- -BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU
- ECONOMIC SUMMIT
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING
-DINNER/ AWARD NIGHT
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU (18th November, 2016)
The wine tasting event (Beaujolais Nouveau) is celebrated all over the world with the objective to unveil the new set of wines produced in France. This event brings an atmosphere of celebration, Business Networking, music and dance.
DATE: FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 2016
LOCATION : MOOREHOUSE IKOYI
ATTENDANCE: STRICTLY BY INVITATION
ECONOMIC SUMMIT/ SIDE EXHIBITION (21st November)
This year’s Economic Summit will bring together players from the Government and private sector of France and Nigeria with the aim of analyzing the Nigerian business environment. The event has been tagged: PROMOTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA with key focus on issues like: the Infrastructural challenges for businesses, the ease of doing business in Nigeria, Security Challenges. Accessing finance and repatriation of funds, and corresponding laws that directly and indirectly affect businesses in Nigeria.
The event will also showcase the products and services of French and Nigerian Businesses via a mini-exhibition. The event is expected to have the Governor of Lagos as the special guest of honor and other key government functionaries.
Speakers at the event are:
Ø MR. BISMARK REWANE, CEO Financial Derivatives Company
Ø MRS. EME ESSIEN LORE, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation
Ø MR. OLUSEGUN AWOLOWO-CEO, Nigerian Export Promotion Council
Ø MR. ANDREW NEVIN, Chief Economist PWC
Ø MRS. ELVIRA SALLERAS, Partner, Elvira Salleras And Partners
Ø CHIEF DR. MRS NIKE AKANDE, PRESIDENT, Lagos Chamber Commerce & Industry
Ø Mr. Herbert WIGWE; FCA Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc
Ø OTHER PROFESSIONAL PANELIST
VENUE: ABORA HALL, EKO HOTEL AND SUITES
DATE: MONDAY, 21ST NOVEMBER 2016
TIME: 10.00AM PROMPT
· MEMBERS N15,000
· NON-MEMBERS N20,000
ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT (23rd NOVEMBER)
The summit is organized in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s agenda to reduce unemployment by focusing on empowering SME’s as they are the key economic drivers and contributes more to employment.
The Event will have 100 young start-ups trained FOR FREE on: understanding and implementing a successful digital marketing campaign, writing a winning business plan, understanding the basis of selling and product packaging. Participants will also get to hear the testimonials from successful business leaders.
The entrepreneurship summit will be attended by the Consul General of the French Consulate, representatives from the Economic session of the French Embassy, Business France, key players in the business space of France and Nigeria, business leaders, and member brands of the Chamber.
Participants will also have the opportunity to pitch their products and win cash and equipment grants from sponsoring brands.
Ø WINNING PITCH: 200,000 and Support Equipments From Supporting Brands
Ø 1ST RUNNER UP: 100,000 and Support Equipment
Ø 2ND RUNNER UP: 50,000 and Support Equipment
Ø CONSOLATION: SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
The support equipment will include laptops, tablets, mobile phones, internet routers, Printers, and other business support equipment’s.
The event will take place on the 23rd of November, 2016 @ Intercontinental Hotel, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
GALA DINNER / AWARD NIGHT (25TH NOVEMBER)
This event will climax the French week celebration. The event is expected to bring together representatives from the French Embassy, the French Consulate, Key government functionaries, traditional rulers, representatives from all member companies, etc. As part of the side attraction for the event, there would be a live orchestra playing French and English music at regular intervals, live vocal session, dance and comedy, and showcase of French and Nigerian fashion.
LIST OF DIGNITARIES FOR FRENCH WEEK 2016 GALA DINNER
Ambassador of France to Nigeria
Chief Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande, CON- President, Lagos Chamber of commerce and Industry
Executive Governor of Lagos State
Consul General of France
DESMOND ELLIOT- Lagos House of Representative, Surulere constituency.
FEMI GBAJABIAMILA- Leader, Federal House of Representative.
ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA- Senior Special Assistant, Foreign Affairs and Diaspora
TUNDE FOWLER- Federal Internal Revenue Service Chairman.
ADELEKE MAMORA- speaker, Lagos House of Assembly.
ATTENDANCE OF THE GALA DINNER:
A table of 10 persons N300,000
A table of 8 persons N240, 000
Single seat N30,000
DATE: Friday 25th November, 2016
VENUE:Intercontinental Hotel, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
TIME: 7pm for 7.30 pm
TO PARTICIPATE, CLICK ON THE LINK TO REGISTER: FRENCH WEEK 2016 REGISTRATION FORM
FRENCH WEEK 2016, WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!