Founded in 2012, JUMIA has grown to be the 4th most visited website in Nigeria with over 500 employees. Jumia which celebrated its first anniversary days ago today announced 1st anniversary conference on growing e-commerce and its contribution to the nation’s economy – attended by federal ministers, CEO’s, suppliers, customers, media, and various fashion and lifestyle celebrities.
The event will be held on Friday, July 12th 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria at Lagos Oriental Hotel, starting at 3pm with a welcome address by Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, Co-Managing Directors of JUMIA, Nigeria’s leading online store. After the conference, JUMIA is celebrating its 1st year of business by treating delegates to a fashion cocktail gala, where fashion from Jumia.com will be on display. The conference is sponsored by GT Bank, Zenith Bank, DHL, Interswitch, Intel, PAGA and First City Monument Bank.
The keynote »E-Commerce and Information Communications Technology – An Engine for Job Creation and Economic Growth« will be hold by Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Hon. Minister for Communications Technology of the Federal Ministry of Nigeria.
Recently, JUMIA was highlighted at the 2013 Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference by the Honorable Minister of Finance Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as one of the pioneers of economic growth in Nigeria.
Tunde Kehinde, Co-Managing Director JUMIA Nigeria said he was proud of the change that JUMIA and its innovative e-commerce model have brought to the region.
“Now, we want to share our knowledge and bring all those who will shape Nigeria in the future to one table, to discuss the possibilities and options e-commerce holds for Nigeria,” said Kehinde. “We know that e-commerce will grow globally, and we believe that Africa will play a crucial role in this growth.”
Other Keynote speakers and panel participants will include CEO of Pagatech, Nigeria’s leading mobile payments platform, Tayo Oviosu. Head of eBanking at Zenith Bank – Juliet Nwanguma, Chief Payment and Value Added Services Officer, Mrs. Titilola Shogaolu. MD of DHL Nigeria – Randy Buday and Head of eBusiness at GTBank – Simi Osinuga.