By Lucas Ajanaku
Frontline financial services provider, Stanbic IBTC said it will continue to leverage technology to empower youth for sustainable economic development.
The lender, which unveiled its strategic objectives ahead of the Lagos Social Media Week, which it is sponsoring, said rather than leveraging the annual platform to sell, it will be highlight the tools and basics of formal career development, entrepreneurship drive and business management that will create wealth and secure a promising future for the youth.
The yearly conference and exhibition will hold between February 4 and 8. It has With great influence comes great responsibility as theme. The event, renowned for eliciting interesting conversations and bringing together diverse perspectives, has gained popularity as a platform to discuss the most productive ways to harness social platforms to drive thought and innovation, improve consumer experiences and foster collaborations.
The Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Yinka Sanni, said the organisation’s participation and sponsorship of the forum was an expression of its determination and commitment to availing young, vibrant youths, irrespective of background and position in life, requisite mentorship and guidance to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
He added that this essential career management, wealth creation and preservation tools, principles and basics, undoubtedly, transcends financial knowledge and status.
Sanni said the lender will showcase some renowned resource persons, including career counselling and employability training specialist, Dr. Dipo Awojide, a Lecturer in Strategy at the Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom and founder of the BeenThereDoneThat Hub (BTDT Hub), who has built a global reputation in career coaching and counselling.
According to the organisers, the forum will focus on ideas, trends, insights, inspiration to help both individuals and businesses across the creative, technology and financial industries understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world and engender good business practices and policies that leverage technology to transform industries and communities across Africa. The event also features a mixture of keynotes, panels, workshops, masterclasses and presentations on a wide range of topics, including business, entertainment, education, technology and politics, all aimed at advancing the use of social media, and an area dedicated to co-working and interactive installations.
Also featuring are genuine success case studies to reinforce and underpin the importance of key career growth attributes like dedication, consistency, proactivity, resilience, adaptability, positivity, hard work, etc. and wealth generation experts amongst other keynote speakers.
“I hereby use this opportunity to invite members of the general public, especially the young, vibrant and enterprising and the larger social community to join us at Social Media Week Lagos 2019, as we promise all our guests a very enriching interaction and engagement,” Sanni said.
Source The Nation