African leaders, businesses and brands are in for fresh positioning opportunities and top of mind awareness at the 2019 edition of African Business Excellence and Leadership Awards (ABELA) & Conference.
The one day conference and award, put together by Hexagon Development Company Ltd., in conjunction with the World Trade Organization (WTO), has a theme, Strategic Options for Business Transformations and Emerging Technologies. The event holds on August 30, at Rock View Hotel, Abuja.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos on the conference, Chairman, Awards Committee, Dr. Bobby Martins, said the conference was specially packaged to focus on strategies, resolutions, and way forward to promote businesses within Africa and in the international community. He also announced that it will reward exemplary leadership, innovation, and excellence in businesses and leadership.
The conference will host 50 industry experts, 6000 visitors from eight participating countries from across the world. He said, “this edition is put together to identify, recognize and reward brilliant ideas, innovative creations, sustainability and strategies in different categories of doing business and personal developments and growth. Besides, we shall honor people who are creating values around themselves and their businesses. Thereby, sustaining Africa as the panorama of the world. In all, I’m confident that ABELA award is strategically positioned to reward creativity, innovations, and sustainability. Therefore, it will reward discoveries and giant strides accordingly.”
Asked if there is still room for sponsorship opportunities, Martins said, “organizers have always created a flexible but valued-added sponsorship opportunities for brand owners and businesses and that the feedbacks have so far been encouraging
“This year, I must admit that the roll call has been very encouraging as top brands in the continent have shown interest in partnership with us. Having said this, let me state that the window of opportunity is still opened and I can assure brands that come on board that the platform will help them grow their equity and top of mind awareness.
It is also important to mention that the 2019 roundtable and exhibition will provide a robust platform to discuss the key challenges facing African business generally and accesses the impact of modern technologies. Other issues that would be addressed include; finance, poor healthcare and infrastructure, climate change, poor leadership, and weak governance. The roundtable will bring together key players in business development, top industry analyst, policymakers and the academia to have an in-depth understanding of business transformation and the fast impact of technology. They will brainstorm on the way forward and possible options for the continent.”
Speaking on the expected quality of attendance for this year’s edition, Dr. Martins disclosed that expected as special guests of honor include President of Ghana, Nana -Addo; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of Nigeria, and Nigeria’s Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege.