Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Ibukun Awosika, Chairperson, First Bank Plc, have been identified as Keynote Speakers for the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Student Association’s (AYESA) Inaugural conference to be held this Saturday at the Sports Complex, University of Lagos with the theme “Entrepreneurship in Education”.
According to the organisers, AYESA is not only about having students who start their own businesses, “it’s also about students who set their own goals in life. It seeks to assist them with means to achieve them. It’s about initiative and proactive attitude to solving problems that matter to people. It’s about the university working closely with the surrounding society and private sector”.
The conference which is an initiative of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) “is committed to empowering young entrepreneurs across Africa by creating platforms that facilitate intra-trade on the continent; dedicated to developing the next generation of outstanding African entrepreneurs who will shape the economies and political landscapes of their home countries”, a statement from the organisation reads in part.
The AYESA is one of the avenues through which the South African based organisation(A.Y.E), founded by Summy Smart Francis with operations in about nineteen African countries and membership of about twelve million people, seeks to achieve it aims. “Our annual Networking with the Giants conference will bring together young entrepreneurs and established business luminaries in one space to network and to close business deals, [because] we envision new partnerships being formed at the conference that will lead to numerous investments [that would] translate into job creation across the continent”, the organisers reiterated.
Also expected at the conference as speakers are Summy Francis, A.Y.E President; Lanre Olusola, author, The Money Book; Olakunle Soriyan, President, Olakunle Soriyan Company; Niyi Adesanya, President, Fifth Gear; Samson Olatunde, CEO, Business Impact Group, among others.