MARKETING EDGE’s 2023 Summit holds tomorrow  

By Felicia Nwosu

The MARKETING EDGE National Marketing Stakeholders’ Summit is set to be held tomorrow 15th September, as the Brands & Advertising Excellence Awards will also be held on the 16th.

The Summit will be held virtually via Zoom, while the Awards, also tagged The EDGE Awards, will be held at the prestigious The Podium Event Centre, 124, T.F. Kuboye Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos, by 5:00PM.

At this year’s Summit, the Keynote Speaker, Ivan Moroke, the CEO of Kantar Insight Division, South Africa, Regional Lead Inclusion and Diversity Kantar, Middle East and Africa, will be leading the conversation alongside other industry intellectuals and ideas power-houses.

According to the organisers, this year’s 20th Anniversary edition of the Awards Night is ready to host as its Chairman, an industry icon and creative disrupter, a highly respected intellectual in Nigeria’s Out-of-Home sector, Prince Dozie Mbanefo, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of New Crystal Communications Ltd, a leading Out-Of-Home digitally wired agency.

Award-winning Mbanefo is one of the shakers and movers of the industry, a seasoned entrepreneur and one of the personalities inspiring and shaping the Nigerian marketing communications industry today.

In a statement, the publisher/CEO of MARKETING EDGE, Mr. John Ajayi, said the event is slated to be held virtually with the theme, “The Sustainable Growth of Marketers: Adapting to Challenging Opportunities In a Disrupted World”. This year’s National Marketing Summit, he said, will be hosting IVAN MOROKE, the CEO of Kantar Insight Division, South Africa, Regional Lead Inclusion and Diversity Kantar, Middle East and Africa, as the lead speaker.

He added that there is also a line-up of highly urbane and cerebral speakers who cut across various sectors of the global economy, who will be sharing valuable insights on how business leaders and professionals can further push the envelope to deliver on their business goals to boost growth.

These notable panelists include: Godfrey Adejumoh, a seasoned Public Relations practitioner and Head, Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever Nigeria; Ilyas Kazeem, Marketing Director, Food Commercial Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN); Osarugue Awani, VP, Marketing and Strategist at Terragon Group; Bamigbaiye Elatuyi, a dynamic commercial and strategic Planning business leader, and Buki Osunkeye, an award-winning Chartered Marketer and Founder, Tech Leaders Network Africa.

According to the publisher, the array of industry best and brightest minds as resource persons is an indication of the importance the magazine attaches to the summit, which provides unique opportunities with learnings and insights that can be explored.

Participants are enjoined to register through the link provided by the organisers to join the stellar lineup of speakers for a robust conversation.


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