By Nume Ekeghe

The Made-in-Nigeria Project, organisers of the Made-in-Nigeria Conference & Exhibition has announced the third edition of its ‎annual event, which is slated to hold in Lagos on November 29th, 2016.
The theme of the conference is: “Possibilities Made-in-Nigeria: A Re-direction Towards Economic Growth, SME Advancement and National Transformation.”

According to a statement from the organisers, the one-day event is aimed at re-defining narratives about Nigeria’s current economic challenges, saying the debate on socio-economic growth, SME advancement, national aspiration towards self-sufficiency, job creation & employment, diversification,  and many other sensitive topics is one which is rather sporadic but, short lived on the lips of the debaters.

Furthermore, it stated that the event seeks to facilitate a practical exchange of ideas as speakers and panelists would be discussing Nigeria as she stands, the strength of the country’s human capital, prospects towards self-sufficiency, the opportunities that abound regardless of her present daunting economic challenges, among others.
Speaking about the conference, the Executive Director of the Made-in-Nigeria Project, Adedeji Alebiosu said:” We hope to capture the essence of the role MSMEs play towards economic growth and transformation, with a focus on the growing opportunities, possibilities and growth trajectory in the informal sector.

“Our focus on the growth of micro-small and medium scale enterprises hinges on our position SMEs play towards every economy’s growth, which are cardinal to our national goal towards self-sufficiency. More so, we aim to celebrate and promote the existing innovative solutions that have been deployed in Nigeria through Enterprise and Entrepreneurial machinations, as synonymous with the National identity.”

Also, the Director, Strategy and Operations, Adelanke Ladejobi added: “We look to ensure balance and accuracy by speaking to a global audience using our collective voice, offering our own perspectives, with focus on the growing possibilities made in Nigeria regardless of our daunting economic challenges.

“In the past editions, the Made-in-Nigeria Conference & Exhibition has hosted a myriad of prominent speakers in the Nigerian space whom have commented and reiterated the possibilities of a Made in Nigeria ‎driven economy with emphasis on the framework for growth and development.”