9mobile To Empower SMEs At Market Access Forum
Nigeria’s data-oriented telecommunications company, 9mobile, in order to contribute its quota to the growth of small businesses in the country, is organising and empowerment programme for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) in and around Lagos at its quarterly business networking and empowerment platform, Market Access scheduled for Thursday, October 19.
Market Access organised in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University is a platform for SME owners to interact with large corporations with the objective of sharing knowledge and strategies that can enable the growth of start-ups and small businesses.
The Lagos edition will hold at Zone Conference Centre, Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, besides UPS, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos. The theme of the Lagos Market Access forum is, ‘Access to Sustainable Market for SMEs: Challenges & Opportunities.’
Speaking about the forum, the Director, Enterprise Market Segment, 9mobile, Plato Syrimis, said 9mobile Market Access empowers potential entrepreneurs by facilitating opportunities for them to network and share knowledge/ideas as this is an important driver towards achieving their individual goals.
“SMEs are enablers of national economic development and one of the ways that we can help them to fulfil that role is to empower them with the essential knowledge and strategies they require to nurture their businesses. 9mobile is an innovative network and we are delighted to continuously be at the forefront of empowering SMEs across Nigeria through the Market Access platform”, he said.
Syrimis added that Lagos, popularly referred to as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ is also Nigeria’s economic nerve centre. Therefore hosting SMEs in the cosmopolitan city has a much wider reach and impact. “One of the major benefits of bringing entrepreneurs together under one roof to interact and share ideas is to empower their burgeoning businesses at no cost to them. This is another demonstration of how 9mobile delivers qualitative service in keeping with its Naija spirit”, he asserted.
Since it launched services into the Nigerian market nine years ago, 9mobile has supported enterprises across various sectors through the development of innovative solutions and platforms which include the SME Arena, MoreBusiness 2.0, Millionaire Hunt, KwikCash, 9mobile Prize for Innovation and 9mobile Prize for Literature amongst others.