Alumni of the International Association of Students in Economics and
Commercial Sciences, AIESEC, in Nigeria will hold the 30th edition of the Michael Omolayole Management Lecture themed “Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for National Economic Development” on Thursday, September 25.
Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, will host the lecture, which will take place at NECA House, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja. According to organizers of the lecture, Seni Adetu, managing director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, will be the guest speaker while Larry Ettah, current President of NECA, will chair the event.
As part of the programme for the event, there will be a book presentation, which comprises of a selection of past lectures from the Omolayole management lectures series for over 30years. The lectures have covered diverse topics since 1985 delivered by notable speakers such as Ernest Shonekan who delivered the first paper in the series; “Industrialisation and Economic Recovery”; Olusegun Osunkeye, the 1989 guest speaker with the topic “The Effect of Current National Financial Policies on the Manufacturing Sector” to the more recent 28th and 29th lectures by Sola David-Borha; “Financing Infrastructural Development in Nigeria: The Power Sector” and Gbenga Oyebode; “Agricultural Innovation & Contemporary Investment Opportunities”.
A statement from the organizers also stated that the pre-lecture interactive session segment of the lecture which is now in its second year, would commence by 10:00 am. It allows participants drawn from budding entrepreneurs, and students in tertiary and secondary institutions to meet and glean relevant information from a diverse group of experts connected with the theme of each edition of the lecture.
This year’s session will feature panelists who are themselves social entrepreneurs or represent venture capitalists that support these entrepreneurs. The session will also feature the finals of a social impact ideas competition run for students of tertiary institutions.
Other key partners of the Omolayole Management Lecture are the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, CIPM, and Nigeria Institute of Management, NIM.
The main lecture will have in attendance guests from diverse sectors of the economy including CEO’s of multinationals, top management executives of organisations that support entrepreneurship, related government agencies and financial institutions.
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