The maiden edition of Phone Expo Nigeria 2014 (PEN 2014), four unique series of co-located events scheduled to hold in Lagos, is planned to be the largest annual gathering of the Nigerian mobile ecosystem, according to the show producers.
PEN 2014, which takes place December 2-6, 2014 under the theme, “Next Frontiers of Connected Nigeria”, has been designed to become the nation’s largest marketplace of the Nigerian Mobile Ecosystem, according to the producers of the show, Technology Times Events, the conferences and events subsidiary of Technology Times Media Limited.
Founder/Group CEO of Technology Times, Mr. Shina Badaru announced that the PEN 2014 Show will offer an annual gathering that brings together diverse segments of the biggest market in the Nigerian economy, the vibrant mobile telephony subscribers.
The event, according to Badaru, will focus on four key touch points that matter to the Nigerian mobile marketplace and these include, business, innovation, thought leadership and entertainment, he said.
PEN 2014 will co-locate PEN 2014 Exhibitions, PEN 2014 Mobile App Challenge; PEN 2014 Thought Leadership Conferences and Miss PEN 2014 Pageants, to deliver maximum benefits to show visitors, partners, sponsors and advertisers, according to Technology Times.
“We are pleased to be producing PEN 2014 with our partners to evolve the annual must-attend mobile telephony show in Nigeria that will become the flagship exhibitions and trade show catering exclusively for the mobile ecosystem”, Founder/Group CEO of Technology Times said while formally announcing the show plans in Lagos, Nigeria.
Badaru cited the latest telecommunications market statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which showed that by June 2014, Nigeria’s telecommunications market base has grown to 130,780,703 active telephone subscriber lines; 67,197,505 Internet users and 93.41 per cent teledensity.
“In the course of our PEN 2014 planning, we found out that except for the freely-given gifts of nature like air, sunlight and rain, the telecommunications market today ranks top in number of customers spread across the geographically-dispersed landscape of Nigeria. The indices and indicators also point to a vibrant ecosystem that fosters innovation, job creation and overall growth within the Nigerian economy,” according to Badaru.
“PEN 2014 will gather the mobile ecosystem across Nigeria, Africa and beyond to showcase, learn and share ideas about the next frontiers in technologies, innovation, solutions and services for today’s Connected Nigeria”, Badaru added.
Under the plan, no fewer than 10,000 daily attendees are expected at PEN 2014 reflecting the diversity of decision makers in industry, government, original device manufacturers, device retailers, mobile network operators, mobile payment service providers, online shopping services, e-commerce companies, among several tiers of organisations that offer services through mobile platforms.
Source : Independent