Facebook, VConnect seminar for SMEs holds today

VCONNECT and Facebook say they have concluded arrangement to host 200

SMEs on January 19, 2017 in Lagos.

In a statement, Meher Melwani (nee Priya Amarnani), VConnect head of

communications, said the conference will expose small businesses to

innovative ways they can grow their as well as current trends around

small business financing.

“Our hypothesis is that more than 70 percent of small businesses in

Nigeria lack access to funding. Conversations at SMEs Conference 1.0

will deep-dive into how small businesses can find innovative ways to

get growth funding and the best ways to deploy these funds,” said


Vanguard learned that more than a dozen industry experts will speak at

the event which will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions and

master classes.

Jennifer Fong, Strategic Product Partnership manager at Facebook says

the conference will give SMEs instructive ideas for real growth in


“We are excited about this gathering. Internet tools have made

entrepreneurship far easier than it was a few years ago, says

Jennifer. This conference will bring these SMEs up to speed on the

resources and technologies available to them, and we are excited about

this kind of empowerment,” said Fong.

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