CEOs Forum

LEAP holds an annual CEOs Forum to support SME development in Nigeria and equip business owners to build sustainable organizations. Since its launch in 2005, the Forum is reputed as a platform for exposing business owners to the importance of succession planning, instituting effective systems, structures and ethical leadership within their organizations to ensure long term sustainability.

This year’s Forum, will offer lively discussions on the theme; Leveraging Technology for SME Growth; exploring its practical use in areas of publicity, external communications, marketing, outsourcing and business intelligence. We are convinced the Forum will provide SME’s with cutting-edge technological guides, tools and skills to support their business growth and accelerate Nigeria’s economic development.

 Details of the event:

  •  Theme: Leveraging Technology for SME Growth
  •  Venue: City Hall, Lagos Island, Lagos
  •  Date:    May 15, 2014
  •  Time:  10:00am with exhibition starting by 9:00am

Speakers are Dr. Oscar Emokpae, Chairman; Mindshare Advertising Agency; Mr. Abaseama Idaresit, MD Wild Fusion; Mr. Olusegun Martins, Head, Technology Insight Communications and Professor Balvinder Powar, MD &Chief Communications Officer, Booster Industries (Spain).

To register to attend this year's event, sign up here.

To date, the CEOs Forum which fosters the exchange of ideas and best practices, have attracted over three thousand and four hundred (3400) business owners, chief executives, directors, managers, as well as leaders in the public and non-profit sectors.

Several businessmen, renowned entrepreneurs, academics, directors that have served on the panel or as speakers at the Annual CEOs include Mr. Ali Mufuruki; Chairman, Infotech Investment Group, Tanzania; Ms. Koosum Kaylan; Chairman, Edgomerap Holdings, London, Mr. Doug Smollan, Chairman, Smollan Group and Mr. Martin Woolnough, MD, Nestle Nigeria, Mr. Folu Ayeni; Vice Chairman, Tantalizers Ltd Nigeria. Mrs. Omobola Johnson Former Director Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Fola Adeola Chairman FATE Foundation, Dr. Juan Elegido Vice Chancellor Pan African University and Mr. Yofi Grant Executive Director, Databank Group Ghana.


“The 6th CEOs Forum is one of the best I have attended; they were exceptional speakers whose experiences I readily identify with having worked with entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs for years. Listening to them you can actually see the link, between when you start small and how you can grow big.” 

                                                       - Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, CEO Toki Mabogunje Consulting