Maiden Campus Innovention Round-table Berths In CU Oct. 26
By Jeremiah Agada
The maiden edition of the Campus Innovention Round-table Series is scheduled to hold at the Covenant University, Ota on the 26th of October this year.
The event which is a mini series of the larger annual Innovention conference is at the instance of one of Nigeria’s largest marketing communications group, VerdantZeal.
Themed: “How Innovation Drives Entrepreneurship: From Start-up to Going Global,” the round-table event will feature Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, Executive Vice Chairman of the VerdantZeal Group as the keynote speaker.
The event will also feature notable alumni of the university among which are Tolu Samaiye; CEO, Melting Moments, Chiamaka Obuekwe; CEO Social Project Tours, Emmanuel Edunjobi known by the stage name Emma Oh My God, Akah Nnani; actor and content creator and Morenike Molehin; CEO, Oak & Teak.
Meanwhile, the city of Kaduna will be playing host to the very first Innovention Round-table this week Thursday at the Umar Musa Yar’Adua centre in Kaduna state.
Among Innoventors billed to speak at the Kaduna round-table are Nasir El Rufai; Executive Governor, Kaduna State, Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, Laoye Jaiyeola; Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Aisha Ahmad,; Chairperson, WIMBIZ among other speakers.
Commenting on the event on his social media handle, Tunji Olugbodi said, “For 6+ years, we at Verdant Zeal have provided platform for advancing the cause of Africa (with Nigeria as epicentre) through the Innovention Series. But we are upping the ante with the Inovention Round-table in line with popular demand to take the discourse outside Lagos. Our sight is to partner with essential business hubs and incubators of excellence, state or institution, nationwide.
We are glad to have found a willing ally in Kaduna, a catalyst for accelerated growth and intentional development. Enthusiastically, they, In conjunction with Peugeot Automobile and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Co Plc , are playing host to the first ever Innovention Round-table, Kaduna.
The Innovention Series is the brainchild of Verdant Zeal which was instituted as a platform to examine the question of Africa’s development, hone in on opportunities for growth while focusing on leveraging inherent strengths.
It attracts patrons from both the public and private sectors and has become a strong voice in stimulating pragmatic conversations that challenge the status quo.