Organizer of the prestigious Information Communication Technology Exhibition (ICTEL EXPO), the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has announced plans for this year’s edition, scheduled for 25th to 26th of July, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites with the theme: ‘Developing Efficiency and Competitiveness in the Digital Age.
The plans were unveiled yesterday during an interactive session with the media at the Commerce House in Lagos yesterday.
According to Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, the Chamber’s President, ICTEL EXPO 2018 will bring together the key players in the Nigerian ICT sector to brainstorm towards a greater contribution to national economic development, reiterating that the Information & Communication Technology sector has continued to drive entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable business models in Nigeria and beyond.
“Technology-driven service delivery and mobile payment solutions have transformed the way we do business today. The ICTEL EXPO is a veritable platform to explore new technology possibilities and trends,” he said.
While urging the government and private sector players to explore the Public-Private-Partnership model to mobilize needed investments for ICT infrastructure, Rusawe argues that the ICT sector has the potentials to contribute more to national development if the needed infrastructure and policies are in place.
He disclosed that ICTEL EXPO has been endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology; Federal Ministry of Communications; Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology; Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN); National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Nigeria Computer Society (NCS); Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) and Nigeria Internet Group (NIG).
Others entities that have thrown their weight behind the exhibition are Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA); Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON); Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON); the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), amongst others.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, said, apart from the two-day event offering information, inspiration, innovation and optimal brand exposure, ICTEL 2018 will have a special focus on startups and how they are impacting this present age and the future.
“This is a platform provided for participants to discuss diverse business and investment opportunities. There will also be conferences to address the current trends in the ICT sector and an overview of government policies and how business has been impacted by these policies. Best practices in ICT regulations would also form a critical part of the discourse at the various scheduled side-events during the EXPO.
“Let me, on behalf of all members of the Trade Promotion Board, appreciate your presence here today and your support at making this Expo a huge success since inception. This year’s edition is being packaged to deliver added value to all stakeholders involved in the project,” he added.