Producing on Purpose 2018 – Manchester

An ETK Group Event

Event Details:

Start Date / Time:
19-Jun-2018 10:00
End Date / Time:
19-Jun-2018 14:00


Price from:


7th Floor, The Landing

MediaCity UK

M50 2ST

What You Can Expect:

Welcome to Producing on Purpose 2018 in Manchester!

Producing on Purpose, or ‘POP’, is our 2018 roadshow where we will be sharing successful experiences that our clients have had in Africa’s emerging markets. Many of these stories have a direct link to the fact that they have been creative, innovative and strategic when developing these products and services for export.

Our goal is to create a space in Manchester for CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Innovation Managers to collaborate, think and analyse their products and services as well as hear from those who live and work on the continent with a distinct understanding of what makes a product or service, truly stand out.

This event will:

• Open your mind to the opportunities across the continent of Africa
• Increase your awareness of the complexity of Africa and give an understanding of the need for a deliberate and strategic approach to business expansion and market entry
• Share creative ideas on how to modify your products and services and discover opportunities to collaborate and innovate
• Begin your strategic roadmap to success in Africa from a marketing and promotion perspective

The event will include a panel, Q&A, case studies and plenty of opportunities to network and brainstorm. And of course coffee breaks and lunch!

10:00am – Welcome, refreshments and networking
10:30am – Introduction to POP!
10:45am – Barclays Digital Business Presentation
11:05am – Panel and Q&A: Is Great Britain doing Great in Africa?
11:45am – Lunch and Networking
12:30pm – Ladies leading Africa Tech: A business perspective
12:50pm – Your Soft Landing: The Zone Tech Park
1:10pm – Making your company POP!
1:50pm – Closing comments and Thanks
2:05pm – Networking


Tosin Lanipekun

Tosin’s career spans over 15 years, cutting across architecture, design, advertising, content development, digital and media. He maintains a focus on strategic engagement, helping businesses close the aspirational gap between where they are and where they want to be. He is co-founder and Managing Partner at Image & Time, a...

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Bolaji Olagunju

Founder of The Zone Tech Park.

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Sara Knowles

Sara is currently an International Trade Adviser at the Department for International Trade. She has over 20 years’ experience working in more than 30 countries as a business director, project manager and business adviser. A commercially astute professional with a strong belief in diversity and intercultural understanding, Sara has consistently...

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Author, Lawyer, Public Speaker, Journalist & Women Rights Champ, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu has a broad area of specialism and interest in Leadership, Diversity, Gender Equality, Women Empowerment & Rights; Corporate Governance; International relations & Diplomacy; Law & Society; Politics; Business & Entrepreneurship; and Education. She is deeply passionate about diversity,...

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Baroness Lorely Burt

The Baroness Burt of Solihull. Liberal Democrat

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Kevin Korgba

Kevin Korgba

Kevin’s career and business experience spans across Africa, Europe and South America, sitting on various education and entrepreneurship development panels in Nigeria and the UK and also Guest Lecturing on African business at UK universities. Prior to setting up CABE (as part of the Enterprise, Training & Knowledge Group), he...

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Bolaji Sofoluwe

With sixteen years of expertise and experience in Africa and the UK, Bolaji has a proven track record of strategically positioning businesses—from start-ups to established corporates—to thrive within complex African markets. Her focus has been helping these companies overcome the challenges of the unique business landscape of the continent; achieving...

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