ABOUT YALILEARNS

#YALILearns is a Network-wide initiative to promote shared learning and collaboration among YALI Network members and applicants; Participants at the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs (CEE) are selected from the pool of applicants and YALI Networkers.
They are budding business owners who are being given an opportunity to learn from USA Exchange Alumni, interact with accomplished business owners, create new business networks, get exposed to mentoring with willing business owners, share ideas, acquire new skills for business expansion and access to finance.

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AGENDA

DAY 1 –  TOPICS TIME
Registration 7.30am – 8.30am
Interactions 8.30am – 9am
Plenary Session 1:

Opening Ceremony

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

9.00am – 10am

Governor of Rivers State – Governor Nyesom Wike

Consul General, US Consulate Lagos – F. John Bray

VC of University of Port Harcourt – Prof. Ndowa Lale

Director Emerald Energy Institute – Prof, Wumi Iledare

Director Institute of Petroleum Studeis – Prof. Dulu Appah

PAO US Consulate Lagos – Darcy Zotter

FSD VTE – Omowale Ogunrinde

 
Success Stories & Awards Plenary

 

 

 

 

Session 2

Telling a Business Story

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

10am – 10.20am

–          Wale Akinfaderin

–          Lily Bandotubo

–          Adeyinka Ajagunna

–          Jane Ifeoluwa Oluwadare

 

10.20am – 12noon

Speakers

Tonye Cole – C.E.O. Sahara Energy

Stella Okoli – C.E.O. Emzor Pharmaceuticals

IyinOluwa Aboyeji – Founder Flutterwave / Andela

Ziz Cardow – C.E.O. Zizi Cardow

Moderator

Adesuwa Onyenokwe – C.E.O. Todayz Woman

Tea Break 12noon – 12.15pm
Workshops – Day 1: Part A Workshops – Day 1: Part A
1. Courage to Start & Run a Sustainable Business

 

Emerald Energy Institute

12.20pm – 1.30pm

Speakers

Brian Orji – SME 100 Nigeria

Charles Odii – SME 100 Nigeria

Emeka Ossai – Campus Labs

Cynthia Mene – Inspire Africa

Lunch 1.30pm – 2pm
2. Management Strategies for People & Resources

 

Emerald Energy Institute

2pm – 3pm

Speakers

Brian Orji – SME 100 Nigeria

Charles Odii – SME 100 Nigeria

Emeka Ossai – Campus Labs

Cynthia Mene – Inspire Africa

Accessing International  Opportunities – Commercial & Consular

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

3.10pm – 4.30pm

US Foreign Commercial Services, Lagos

Cocktails & Networking 4.30pm – 5.15pm
DAY 2 – TOPICS TIME
3. Pitching your Business Ideas

 

Emerald Energy Institute

8.30am – 9.30am

Speakers

Brian Orji – SME 100 Nigeria

Charles Odii – SME 100 Nigeria

Emeka Ossai – Campus Labs

Cynthia Mene – Inspire Africa

Tea Break 9.30am – 9.45am
Competition

Pitch your Business Idea

 

Institute of Petroleum Studies

9.45am – 11am

 

PAO US Consulate Lagos – Darcy Zotter

US Exchange Alumni / FSD VTE

Observers

 

Sector Break Out Sessions 11.10am – 12.45pm
Opportunities in Technology – ICT / Digital Technologies

 

Emerald Energy Institute

Femi Oye – SME Funds Nigeria

Robert John – CoLabs, Kaduna

Damilola Solesi – Smidz Animations

 

Moderator: Idowu Aikulola – US Consulate Lagos

Getting it Right with Agriculture & Food Processing

 

Emerald Energy Institute

Tari Sikoki – Honey Cup Cakes

Seyi Abolaji – Wilson Juice

Omudu Efe – Galaxy Integrated Aqua Poultry

Oluneye Oluwole – African Hub International

Moderator: Tayo Famutimi – US Consulate Lagos

Value Chain in the Energy Sector

 

Emerald Energy Institute

Kunle Owoeye – Ecowatt Nigeria

Prof. Joseph Ajienka – Former VC University of Port H.

 

Moderator: Obari Gomba – University of Port Harcourt

Opportunities in Fashion & Style

 

Emerald Energy Institute

Ebun Farinde – Oge Ibile Nigeria

Yewande Adeyemo – Yew Couture

 

Moderator: Frekky Andrews-Essien – Care Foundation

Lunch 12.45 – 1.15pm
Plenary Session 3

Topic:  Focus: Funding for Business

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

1.15pm – 2.30pm

Fidelity Bank

Diamond Bank

Bank of Agriculture

Bank of Industry

 

Moderator: Sandra Ezekwesili – Cool FM 95.9

Plenary Session 4

Effective Use of Internet for Business

2.30pm – 3pm

Sam Eyitayo – US Embassy, Lagos

Plenary Session 5

Call to Excellence

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

3pm – 4.30pm

Pat Utomi – Centre for Values in Leadership

Closing Ceremony

– Interactive Evaluation

– Evaluation Forms / Certificates

@

Institute of Petroleum Studies

4.30pm – 5pm

 

PAO – Darcy Zotter

FSD VTE – Omowale Ogunrinde

TIME Lecturers & Librarians
8.30am – 9am

 

Registration
9am – 10.30am Special Lecture

 

Pat Utomi – Centre for Values in Leadership

10.30am – 10.45am Tea Break
10.45am – 12noon Tools, Tips & Tricks for High Impact Results

 

Sam Eyitayo

12noon – 1pm Professional Growth Acceleration with MOOC & Other Online Tools

 

Sam Eyitayo

1pm – 1.15pm Navigating YALI Courses

 

Aliyu Ibrahim

1.15pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 2.30pm Courageous Followership & Leadership

 

Darcy Zotter

2.30pm – 3.30pm Accessing International Commercial Opportunities

–          US Foreign Commercial Services

3.30pm – 4pm Closing Ceremonies

 

FSD VTE & PAO