26 Sep 2012

Key visionaries shared their experiences at Nigeria Com on Day 1


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Nigeria Com 
26-27 September 2012, 
Eko Hotel & Suite, Victoria Island 
Lagos, Nigeria 
Visit our website: www.comworldseries.com/nigeria
 
Key visionaries shared their experiences at Nigeria Com on Day 1 
 
The 3rd Annual Nigeria Com conference and exhibition opened today in Lagos, Nigeria. Leaders from the country’s major operators, service providers, OTT players, vendors and more gathered to discuss the opportunities in Africa’s largest communications market. 


     
Innovation, new revenues streams, smartphone developments and the role of OTT players were among the topics discussed in the opening keynote – with speakers from Etisalat, Visafone, Google, MTN, Anabel Group among others. 


From the debates, Nigeria’s environment can be described as quite challenging but full of opportunities, including: local content and apps, mobile financial services and mobile advertising. Opening keynote speaker Abdoulaye Sarre, CEO of headline sponsor PCCI, said: “Operators in the changing structural, operational and technical environment are looking for ways and means to maintain their revenue per user”. As PCCI is planning to launch its operation in the country in 2013, Nigeria Com is a good opportunity to establish the company as a key player in the CRM, BPO and added value services market. 


Alongside the conference, the exhibition area is buzzing with activity: visitors checking stands, delegates engaging in Speed Networking, VIPs relaxing in their dedicated lounge, speakers being interviewed for local TV programmes and people having impromptu business meetings. 
 
“Our objective with Nigeria Com is to engage all stakeholders in the market to meet and discuss how to make the most of new market trends and opportunities; we are pleased with the level and diversity of attendance this year” says Julie Rey, Research Director at organisers Informa Telecoms & Media. 

Nigeria Com continues this afternoon with sessions dedicated to the enterprise segment and mobile marketing & advertising, followed by a networking drinks reception. Tomorrow, the focus of the programme will be service innovation, with sessions on content & apps, customer value management and mobile payments.
 
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Make sure to join us for Day 2
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There is an outstanding speaker line-up for day 2 of the event as well -   
make sure to join us tomorrow!   
     
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Sponsors of Nigeria Com
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VIP Headline Sponsor
PCCI
   
APPGIG Sponsor
Blackberry
   
Networking Drinks Sponsor
GlobalSMSC  
   
Event Sponsors  
Corning  
Velti
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