Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Akunyili for Nigeria Internet world confab

Arrangements have been concluded for the hosting of the maiden edition of the Nigeria Internet World conference and exhibition (NICE-2010) in Lagos.

Kenneth Omeruo, the chief host, informed ITRealms Online that the event scheduled to hold at Afe Babalola Hall, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on July 20, would be graced by the Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Mrs. Dora Akunyili.

“This is to announce that the maiden edition of Nigeria Internetworld conference and exhibition 2010 would hold in Lagos,” he said.

NICE, he said, is an initiative of Techtrendsng.com in collaboration with Embolden Limited.Techtrendsng.com is an ICT based e-publishing platform that has been in the fore- front of empowering Nigerians and has become the leading ICT blog in Nigeria while Embolden Limited is a Youth development and empowerment company.

He said that based economy; the Internet has become a veritable tool for business, communication and social empowerment, noting that Nigerians when it comes to Internet are known as people that use the Internet for fraudulent purposes, hence the name Nigerian scam.

“This has tarnished the image of the country in no small measure,” he said, stressing that one of the ways to reduce the incidence of cyber crime and rebrand the country is by empowering Nigerians with the latest opportunities that the Internet provides in areas of business, education, governance, communication, medicine, agriculture, hence NICE has come as a solution. A one day annual event, he said, NICE would provide education, empowerment, networking, business opportunities for Nigerians.

“It is a gathering of Internet based businesses, service providers, e-Commerce providers and experts that are involved in online marketing, e-commerce technology, web technology, content development and management” he said.
noting that registration is free at http://www.nice2010.net/

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