SME Fast Track 2018 Press Release
SME FAST TRACK 2018 press release
Empowering Women in Business with Information, Tools and Funds (ITF) to Thrive
(Surulere, Lagos, November 14th, 2018).
No doubt some of the most important and burning issues on Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and ease of doing business in Nigeria particularly amongst the young and older women in business have been the question of utilizing alternative innovative channels that provide and allows easy access to Information, Tools & Funds (ITF) for businesses to thrive.
This was the position of the Mr. Emmanuel Nwafor, the Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Adverts and Convener of SME FAST TRACK 2018 (Women in Business Edition) which is targeted at empowering over 5,000 women in business with information, tools and funds to thrive
According to the Convener, this year SME Fast Track powered by Alternative Adverts and proudly supported by the Association of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) Lagos amongst other key players and partners in the industry is schedule to hold as follows:
Date: 21st November, 2018.
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: D’podium International Convention Centre” 31b Aromire Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
This year event is themed: “Women in Business: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Packaged exclusively for women, and focused on meeting Sustainable Development Goals that are women centered, this year event is going to be the largest SME gathering of Women in Business in Nigeria.
You will agree with me that the global community in the world over is now working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include ending extreme poverty, decent work and economic growth, water and sanitation, affordable clean energy and providing quality and an all inclusive education among others.
The SDGs form a universally agreed blueprint and have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the worlds’ poorest.
There is an increasing urgency for business to incorporate women’s empowerment considerations into corporate strategies, both to ensure sustainable growth and to demonstrate leadership through values.
The challenge is huge and so are the positive impacts this would have on poverty alleviation on Nigeria & Africa economy.
As part of this global effort, we believe the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a key role by way of creating new opportunities and frontiers to foster women’s economic empowerment and inclusion.
We believe one of the most effective ways to promote women’s empowerment, especially in markets or value chains that are traditionally male dominated is to invest and make deliberate effort in time, money and other resources necessary to make the real impact in niche ventures that are adjacent to the core business of the enterprise.
Social and cultural norms have over the years been responsible for many of the barriers to women’s empowerment. It is therefore important to recognize & measure how these impact the enterprise value chain and its ability to create more and more sustainable economic opportunities in order to help many more women conceptualize and birth their business ideas to fruition and also to help solve one of the most important limitations of businesses in Nigeria which is funding.
To register for the event, exhibit, advertise ad partner with us, please reach us directly on any of the following contacts: 08140806869, 07014039333.