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Stanbic targets youths at SMW Lagos


Participants at 2018 edition of SMW

In consolidating its ongoing focus on the youth and in delivering on its strategic objectives as a digitised customer-centric financial services organisation, Stanbic IBTC, has unveiled plans to raise the bar at this year’s edition of the Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos.

The financial institution confirmed it will be joining other thought leaders, innovators, business practitioners, entrepreneurs, and pop culture enthusiasts from Nigeria, and around the world to participate at the Social Media Week Lagos 2019 with a reloaded package.
Stanbic IBTC said it will be rising above and beyond its core financial services specialisation, as this is in line with its value commitment to meaningfully contributing to the development of the nation and uplifting the socio-economic living conditions of its citizenry. This will be done through strategic focus and investment in initiatives that fall under three key pillars of Social, Economic and Environment (SEE).
Stating that rather than leveraging on the annual Social Media Week Lagos platform to sell, it will be highlighting tools and basics of formal career development, entrepreneurship drive and business management aimed at wealth creation and securing a promising future the Nigerian youths.   
The yearly weeklong conference and exhibition will hold this year from February 4 to 8, with the theme “With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility”. The event, renowned for eliciting interesting conversations and bringing together diverse perspectives, has gained popularity as a platform to discuss the most productive ways to harness social platforms to drive thought and innovation, improve consumer experiences and foster collaborations.

Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Yinka Sanni, said the organization’s participation and sponsorship of this year’s Lagos Social Media Week is a clear expression of its determination and commitment towards availing young, vibrant Nigerian youths, irrespective of background and current position in life, requisite mentorship and guidance to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.

He added that this essential career management, wealth creation and preservation tools, principles and basics, undoubtedly transcends financial knowledge and status.

Sanni disclosed that Stanbic IBTC will be showcasing a number of renowned resource persons including career counselling and employability training specialist, Dr. Dipo Awojide – a Lecturer in Strategy at the Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom and founder of the BeenThereDoneThat Hub (BTDT Hub) whom has built a global reputation for career coaching and counseling. Also featuring are genuine success case studies to reinforce and underpin the importance of key career growth attributes like dedication, consistency, proactivity, resilience, adaptability, positivity, hard work, etc. and wealth generation experts amongst other keynote speakers. 


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