Nigerian based consultancy; Compass Global Services has joined forces with Dubai /UK based international Exhibition organizers; B to B Events as they hold the Annual Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference in Lagos, the commercial nerve center of Nigeria and the Beauty Hub in West Africa. The event will run from the 21ST – 23RD of November at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Compass Global Business Services is a consultancy specializing in Business Development, New Market Entry, International Trade/ Partnerships. Over the past 10 years, Compass Consulting has been dedicated to connecting Nigerian and International businesses to new opportunities, and global trade ties, providing access to training and creating initiatives, including business support/solutions’.
As an international platform for business to business engagements and export promotion, Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference will host over 100 companies from across the world, and local brands; including the showcasing of Proudly Nigerian brands at the 2018 edition of the Annual Beauty event.
B to B Events is a dynamic exhibition organizer created by Jamie Hill, MD BtoB Events UK, a former divisional director for Africa of a FTSE 100 organization within the global exhibition industry. Having overseen exhibitions across four continents and a portfolio of 8 exhibitions across Africa including West Africa’s largest Beauty exhibition, B to B events are well placed to make a big impact on the global exhibitions industry.
The strategic partnership between Compass Global and BtoB Events UK will shine the spotlight on the potential of the Beauty Economy, and Nigeria’s abundant natural resources, in particular ble the numerous natural ingredients used in the formulation of beauty products, which Nigeria is blessed with. The Conference will focus on key issues around the development and growth of the Beauty sector.
Compass CEO, and Conference partner; Tokunbo Chiedu speaking on her firm’s objective of going into the partnership said, “Our job is to promote the brand Nigeria. As a company in the international trade, investment, and export promotion space; our work provides a gateway into the Nigerian market. We are partnering withB to B Events; towards sector development, working with key stakeholders within the domestic market; whilst fostering linkages between Nigerian and international brands on the Beauty West Africa Exhibition platform.
BEAUTY WEST AFRICA CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON THE GROWTH OF NIGERIA’S BEAUTY SECTOR; INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDER SPEAK..
The 2018 edition of the Annual Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference will run from the 21ST – 23RD of November at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. As an international platform for business to business engagements and export promotion, the event will host over 100 companies from across the world, and local brands; including the showcasing of Proudly Nigerian brands.
The conference, which has been entirely curated by Compass Global on B to B Events’ Beauty West Africa platform to highlight the key aspects of Nigeria’s Beauty sector, whilst showcasing Beauty Industry /Sector Leaders and Stakeholders from across the sector. Pertinent issues around sector growth, export, education, training, including processing and manufacturing will be highlighted at the conference, which holds alongside the exhibition.
CEO Compass Global, Mrs. Tokunbo Chiedu has reiterated the need for a review of the education and the technical training of beauty personnel/professionals in the Country; owing to the seeming lack of skilled manpower for the Beauty sector in the Country. Mrs. Chiedu asserts the need to put more investment into the education sector via technical colleges/ Government approved beauty institutes; including the introduction of bursaries for those interested in a career path in the beauty sector. Lack of adequate investment into Research and Development to support value addition to natural ingredients has been flagged up, including issues around compliance with global standards, expertise, and technical knowledge with regards to manufacturing products; are all matters of critical concern for sector growth.
Euromonitor has revealed that the Nigerian beauty sector is worth N3b, confirming the viability of Nigeria’s Beauty sector. A skilled and knowledgeable manpower base is the foundation to a thriving beauty sector.
GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORT THE NIGERIAN BEAUTY SECTOR AT BEAUTY WEST AFRICA
The Annual Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference will run from the 21ST – 23RD of November at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. This year, the Bank of Industry Nigeria has taken the lead in providing financial support towards the organization of the conference; whilst the Nigerian Export Promotion Council are providing technical support and training around accessing the exports market. Lagos State Government will be represented by Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye-Honourable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives who will deliver a Keynote address on “Lagos, Africa’s Beauty Business Hub”. The President of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce Mr. Olawore is expected to give the welcome remarks at the Beauty West Africa Conference in honour of the collaboration between BtoB Events UK Ltd, organizers of Beauty West Africa Exhibition, and Compass Global Services Nig, Ltd. – the Beauty West Africa Conference Partner.
Inﬂuential beauty industry leaders from within Nigeria, and West Africa who have put their weight behind the conference as Speakers at the 2018 Beauty West Africa Conference and Exhibition include Tara Fela-Durotoye–House of Tara CEO, Pamela Olatunji – Medical Aesthetician/ Founder of Spectrum Beauty Institute, Dr. Vivian Oputa – Founder Derma Care/ Brand Trainer Biologique Recherché, Kofo Martins- Executive Director – The Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute, Dr. Ifeoma Abajue–Director The Beauty Therapy Institute,Tewa Onasanya; Exquisite Magazine Publisher,Ada Iwugo – House of Tara International, Ifeoma Umeike– Natural Nigerian CEO, Ifeoma Adibe- Chukwuka–Omaness Skinfoods CEO, Kiki Osinbajo; –Founder, Glam d’Africa, AdesuaOyenokwe – Editor TW Magazine , Amira Obi – Okoye; Head of Corporate Communications Megalectrics Ltd., Adeola Adebiyi- Founder Omoge Mura Blog, Peace Hyde- Head of Media and Strategic Partnerships- Forbes Woman Africa, Irene Syrimis – Director The Nail Studio: Spa, Beauty Salon & Retail Gallery, Ade Bakare – Designer Ade Bakare Couture Fragrances, FunkeOsae Browne – The Luxury Reporter Magazine,Jamal Roberts Siakpere – Founder, Africa Retails, e-commerce marketplace.
They will be speaking on subjects as diverse as“Building Strategic Partnerships to fast track your Beauty Business,Manufacturing 101 – Looking at Standards, The future of the Beauty Sector in Nigeria and West Africa,The Beauty Services Sector, Focusing on Education: Skills/Knowledge Transfer, and Capacity Building , Introduction to Export, Setting Up A Successful Distribution & Retail Business.”
Exhibition stands and conference partnership slots are still available. Interested in getting involved as a sponsor, stakeholder, member of the press, or volunteer?Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit www.compassglobalservices.com, to register visit www.beautywestafrica.com
We look forward to seeing you at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos!