In its quest towards revamping of businesses post COVID-19 and contribute towards economic growth, BNI Nigeria is hosting the 2021National Business Conference on Friday September 10. This year’s conference with the theme “Business Beyond Limits”, is designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs look beyond the immediate challenges, take advantage of collaborative and emerging opportunities to grow their respective enterprises.
The conference as always will attract business leaders, Industry Experts, Global Speakers, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs from within and outside Nigeria. To make it easy for as many as possible to participate, this year’s event will be virtual, via zoom. It offers a great opportunity to get inspired for more, bigger and better business
The conference will feature a series of talks from top business leaders and experts from within and outside Nigeria, networking activities plus inspiring testimonials. Some of the Speakers include Lee Roebeck from South Africa, Meaghan Chitwood from the USA, Phil Berg from the UK, Peter Akindeji Coker and Bunmi Oke from Nigeria
Lee Roebeck is an international mindset coach and speaker and founder of Built to Win Academy. He helps entrepreneurs remove money blocks and attract clients easily and believes that every entrepreneur can change his or her story. Lee believes that every single human being has deep reservoirs of latent potential within them and he has made it his life’s mission to awaken this potential in as many people as possible. His sessions include Thinking Into Results and Goal Discovery Session. In the last 7 seven years, Lee has helped dozens of entrepreneurs to achieve 9 figure results.
Phil Berg is the Founder and CEO of Reach Your Goals and the Assistant National Director of BNI UK and Ireland. He is passionate about helping people achieve greater success by building confidence and seeing their businesses grow. His delivery is a mix of down-to-earth presentation, with key ideas, action points and practical advice which helps individuals sell more and understand how to effectively network. Phil has been responsible for training companies and individuals across Europe, America, Asia and Africa. He built and sold two businesses and truly understand the trials and tribulations of growth. His particular areas of passion are: ascertaining true goals – are they what we really want?; when do we want them?: how and when are they reviewed?/ creating purpose and values / standing out from the crowd / increasing profit / effective networking and ultimately, being in a position to be able to retire sooner.
Bunmi Oke, better known as “the Amazon of the Nigerian Advertising industry” is the Chief Executive Officer/Lead Consultant of Ladybird Advertising Ltd and past President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN. She is the pioneer Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of 141 Worldwide (now NITRO 121). She has led a prolific team of professionals over the past years, and built 141 into a prominent world-class advertising agency in Nigeria. 141 handles several multinational accounts including British American Tobacco – West Africa Area, 9mobile, SWIPHA, First Bank of Nigeria, Multi choice/DSTV, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and many others. Bunmi derives pleasure helping businesses reposition for better perception and value in the market place.
Peter Akindeji Coker is passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship and business in Africa. He believes in the power of human potential and that men can and do re-invent themselves when it is demanded of them. He was the pioneer Managing Director of Previs Development Limited and also served as Director of Marketing & Communications at James Cubitt Developments Ltd. He is the Founder and CEO of Grace Business Partners Ltd
Meaghan Chitwood, a global trainer, business leader and coach, has served as BNI’s Director of Global Training as well as BNI’s Process Alignment Manager. As Process Alignment Manager for BNI, she produced critical processes that have proven to have a big impact on the organization. As Director of Global Training, Meaghan led a range of new and existing initiatives to ensure they are executed in a timely and impactful way, including the BNI University and BNI Business Builders. In the last 12 months, Meaghan has helped approximately 700 business owners and sales professionals to makeover N19 billion through their referral networks. With a background in process improvement, coaching and training, her career expands industries including oil and gas, education and small business. Meaghan is passionate about helping people grow their businesses through the power of community.
With 275,000 members worldwide across over 74 countries in over 10,054 chapters, BNI is the World leader in business networking and referrals. In the last 12 months alone, BNI generated businesses worth over $18.1 billion for its members. Established in 1985, the organization operates a global business referral exchange platform and a global business learning platform for its members.
According to Omu Obilor, BNI Nigeria’s National Trainer and Director of Events, “the global business landscape has evolved and the language is collaboration and not competition. Opportunities abound for leapfrogging the landscape and growing one’s business if only business leaders are bold enough to embrace the present and merging trends. Our goal at this year’s national business conference is to help businesses embrace collaborations, such as provided and proven by BNI in the past 36 years”. She further stated that what entrepreneurs need is a cost-effective and efficient ways of growing their businesses locally and internationally, and that, she continued, is “what BNI provides and is offering at the 2021 National Business Conference.”
Past editions of the conference has featured industry leaders including Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa of Neimeth/NESG, Leo Stan Ekeh of Zinox Technologies, Ogbo Awoko Ogbo, Dr. Jerry Ariohovuhuoma of Blutech, Dr. Adedipe of Adedipe and Co (Consultants to the World Bank), Dr. Adedeji formerly of Transcorp and Dr. Adebola Olubanjo of BKR International. Also are Mr. Muda Yusuf – DG LCCI and Mr. Remi Ogunmefun – DG MAN
Speaking about the conference and BNI, Chimaobi James Agwu, National Director, BNI Nigeria, said that “BNI is transforming the Nigerian business landscape through its philosophy of Givers Gain®. BNI’s proven business exchange platform provides business owners with a proven structure, technology, training, and the support to help them build strong businesses in any environment. The National Business Conference is our contribution to business growth and support as we all aim to beat the odds, growing our respective businesses and the national economy. For this year’s conference, the speakers have been carefully chosen from among leading and practicing industry professionals who themselves have experienced the challenges that confront most entrepreneurs, and have surmounted them”.
“It is a great opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to shake off any remnants of the doldrums of Covid19 recession and get inspired for more, bigger and better business”, he added.