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Airtel backs 2016 Social Media Week Lagos

Airtel Managing Director, Segun Ogunsanya
Airtel Managing Director, Segun Ogunsanya
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has thrown its weight behind the Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos 2016, which begins on 22nd to 26th February 2016 at the Land Mark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Themed ‘The Networked African: Technology’s Impact of Africa’, the 5 day-long Social Media Week provides a platform for experts and participants to interact, share ideas, brainstorm and discuss the impact of social media and technology on business, society and culture around the world.
With its innovative offerings on display at the venue of the event, Airtel will also host top bloggers and influencers at the media lounge.
Commenting on its support to the 2016 Social Media Week, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmed Mokhles, noted that the company is committed to developing digital technology as well as creating access for millions of Nigerians to connect with their friends, family members and business associates in line with one of its key objectives of becoming Nigeria’s number one mobile Internet services provider.
“As a tool, the social media has become indispensable aspect of existence that individuals and businesses cannot relegate to the background or overlook. That is why Airtel Nigeria is proud to back the Social Media Week, a platform that emphasizes the significance and impact of social media in today’s world,” he noted.
During the Week, the innovative products and services that enhance social media experience will be available to participants and customers.
According to the organisers, this year’s programme will explore how mobile technology, networked connectivity, data and other technologies are radically changing industries and communities across Africa.
Now in its 4th edition, the 2016 Social Media Week Lagos features keynote speeches, panel discussions, masterclass workshops, exhibitions, networking opportunities while also bringing together professionals from various fields and influential consumers across the country.

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