By Chux Odoh
Over 10 million people from across the world are expected to participate at the 7th Edition of Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry conference, NECLive, announced to hold on April 24, 2019 at Landmark Events Centre in Lagos even as organizers promise that this year’s edition will be the biggest yet.
Organised annually since 2013, #NECLive brings together practitioners from all sectors of the entertainment industry for conversations, workshops, exhibitions and master classes. The conference has hosted over 100 celebrity guest stars and speakers, and has attracted over 20,000 live participants since its inception six years ago.
Themed: Mobile, Data, Consumers and The Future Of Entertainment, #NECLive7 will examine how mobile tech and monetisation continues to affect consumers as well as creators; and what it all means for the future of entertainment in Nigeria.
The list of speakers, panelists, moderators and exhilarating performances lined up for this year’s edition promises to be the best yet. During the conference, ideas will be exchanged in more exciting ways while discussing challenges and introducing a strengthened pathway for growth in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Convener of NECLive, Ayeni Adekunle commenting on the upcoming conference, said: “The platform presents attendees and industry players a strategic opportunity to network among stakeholders with the much-needed insight to effectively operate in this $8 billion industry. NECLive continues to be free registration for all attendees, but participants are required to pre-register on nec.ng”
#NECLive has immensely contributed to shaping the direction of the entertainment industry in Nigeria. The ultimate goal of this year’s edition is to further elevate the interaction of participants with germaine innovations, engage audience with memorable touch point experiences at exhibition installations and showcase diversity in the future of entertainment.
Over 3,000 live participants are expected this year based on data recorded from past editions by the organisers. Interested participants are therefore advised to register early for free on nec.ng. Interested exhibitors and sponsors should contact the Conference Coordinator by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ace comedian, Tee-A, is scheduled to host the conference for a seventh consecutive time.
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