Corporate Nigeria Partners Brandzone on #LightUpNigeria Energy Conference

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First Bank, Techno Oil, Falcon Corporation, Rain Oil and Eterna Plc are among firms are partnering the Brandzone Consulting LLC on the forthcoming #LightUpNigeria Energy Conference. The 2018 energy conference, with the theme, ‘Repositioning the Energy Sector for Growth’, would hold on May 15th, 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

As Nigeria’s premier energy conference, the #LightUpNigeriaConference is a sector transformation platform that leverages its extensive network of experienced and accomplished industry leaders, well researched insights and panel based approach to bring knowledge filled sessions to participants.

A lot of changes have occurred in the global energy sector in the past decade, therefore this energy conference shall explore optimising natural resources to drive energy efficiency and sufficiency for national growth and development. According to a statement, the conference shall also investigate the future of clean energy, energy digitisation, and the development of world class energy infrastructure locally. It would explore the role of innovation and branding in building strong Nigerian energy brands of the future.

The annual Brand Innovation Conference in its 5th year is organised by Brandzone Consulting LLC, a world class, globally affiliated organisation reputed for building and managing some of the best of Nigerian brands across diverse sectors including Oil and Gas, Banking, Automobile, Hospitality and Technology. Dignitaries and special guests expected at the conference include the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who shall deliver the conference Keynote address, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Odein Ajumogobia, SAN and Chairman Lafarge, Africa, Bolaji Balogun.

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole doubles as the Conference Chairperson and the Conference Advisory Board Chairman. Other Speakers confirmed for the conference include the Managing Director First Exploration and Production Company, Demola Adeyemi-Bero; Managing Director CEO, Rainoil Nigeria Limited, Gabriel Ogbechie; Vice Chairperson, Techno Oil Limited, Nkechi Obi; Founder and CEO, Falcon Corporation, Prof. Joe Ezigbo; President Nigeria Gas Association and Founder/CEO, Frontier Oil Limited, Dada Thomas and other chief executive officers of highly reputable energy, oil and gas companies in Nigeria and the international operating companies (IOC)

The #LightUpNigeriaConference is designed to draw thought leaders and experts across the various sub-sectors to share insights and knowledge on industry growth topics, timely and relevant issues that would help to unlock opportunities for growth in the energy sector. The Conference is structured to run in a broad format that would highlight well researched insight on the global developments in the entire energy sector value chain from Power (Generation/Distribution), Exploration & Production, Downstream Oil distribution and logistics, Gas and Renewable Energy. The presentations would dissect emerging sector opportunities, issues and challenges inhibiting growth, global innovation that can catalyse growth, operational gaps, and opportunities for growth both for the energy operations and the national economic growth.

Speaking on the conference, Chizor Malize, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of, Brandzone and Convener of the #LightUpNigeriaConference noted: “The Nigerian Energy sector has a pivotal role to play in illuminating the nation. Energy is critical to powering corporations, businesses, infrastructural projects and homes. The sector remains indispensable and critical to Nigeria’s economic value chain. The sector also plays a major regional role as one of the biggest energy players in the continent. It becomes imperative that the Nigerian energy sector is strategically propelled to become a key and recognised influencer of the global energy industry.”

On the profile of conference attendees, Malize said: “The #LightUpNigeriaConference participants are drawn from C-Level individuals representative of the broad energy sector such as Power (Generation and Transmission), Oil and Gas, Petroleum Distribution, Renewable energy etc. The conference shall gather industry thought leaders, government policy makers, economic experts, investors, regulators and experts from the sector.

She added: “With the emerging growth opportunities within the energy sector, comes the need to increasingly grow local capacity, develop skills and drive scale. The conference shall explore the opportunities in leveraging sound systems/framework, innovation and first-rate branding to build strong Nigerian energy brands of the future that can stand at par with global energy corporations” she remarked.

On her part, the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney commented: “First Banks partnership with Brandzone on this year’s #LightUpNigeria Energy Conference is in line with the Banks sustainable human and development initiatives. The energy conference focuses on innovatively creating energy availability is very timely as it reinforces the need to continuously stimulate economic growth and national development. As we know, energy plays a crucial role in the progress, and development, as well as poverty eradication and security of any nation. Uninterrupted energy supply is a vital need for economic and national growth. Future economic growth depends largely on the long-term availability of energy from sources that are affordable, accessible, and environmentally friendly. First Bank is proud to be a part of any narrative that drives the overall growth and development of Nigeria.”