LBS and 4 other partners join forces to boost the retail market in Africa

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Africa Retail Academy, an initiative of Lagos Business School (LBS) and four other companies have partnered to host the Africa Retail Congress 2023 next month.

The second edition of the event, themed “Transforming Retail Barriers into Opportunities”, will take place at the LBS campus in Lagos.

The event will provide high-level strategies, research insights, frameworks and specialized models that will enable the transformation of Africa’s retail landscape, according to a statement.

“Following the resounding success of last year’s event which attracted over 800 eminent industry leaders, seasoned experts and visionary industry captains, the academy is once again poised to bring together the brightest minds brightest in the retail industry,” the statement said.

The event said the event sparked high-level discussions, collectively shaping Africa’s rise as a retail powerhouse, culminating with an awards ceremony celebrating the remarkable contributions of the retail sector. retail.

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“As a pioneering institution in Africa offering a comprehensive range of self-paced retail training programs and short courses tailored to the unique African retail landscape, the academy is committed to filling the gap of skilled professionals in the continent’s retail sector,” he adds.

Expected speakers at the event are Olu Akanmu, former Chairman and Co-CEO of OPay Nigeria, Arese Onaghise, Executive Secretary of the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, Jean Djaha, CEO of KOFF Global Corporation and Henry Onukwuba, Program Director global CEO at LBS. , among others.

“During the congress, discussions in three panels will be guided by a solid framework centered around three strategic pillars. These three pillars constitute the foundation on which the future of retail in Africa is built,” the press release said.

Discussions will emphasize not only the growth potential, but also the central role of innovation, sustainability and collaboration: regulatory and policy development, data and technology (e-commerce), people , planet and partnerships.

“The event will culminate with the Africa Retail Awards, which recognize the most outstanding companies redefining and influencing retail across the continent. »

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