The RED Summit is regarded as one of West Africa’s largest omni-media gatherings.
The summit will bring together stakeholders in various segments of the media across the African continent to explore new trends in a rapidly changing landscape.
Participants at the event will have opportunities to exchange ideas about the future of media on the continent. The RED Summit is part of events celebrating ten years of Red Media Africa’s impact on Africa’s media space, inspiring and empowering millions of Africa’s youth in the process.
Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina is leading other pan-African speakers to participate at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit holding in Lagos.
Other speakers at the summit include: Executive Producer of Coke Studio Africa, David Sanders; Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Corporation, Louis Otieno; award winning television host, Anita Erskine; former Managing Director of MNET Africa, Biola Alabi; Chief Executive Officer of leading lifestyle blog- BellaNaija, Uche Pedro; Chief Executive Officer, Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor; General Manager of Beat FM, Deji Awokoya; former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi; former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, Communication and Public Affairs Manager of Google West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade; Corporate Communication Director of Africa Practice, Rimini Makama; award winning journalist, Tolu Ogunlesi; Senior Correspondent at New African Magazine, James Schneider; Managing Director of Chocolate City, MI and many more.
The event will include a 2-day conference, regarded as West Africa’s largest inter-school media town hall, and an evening to celebrate icons of the media in Nigeria.
“This summit will be West Africa’s biggest media talk shop,” said Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, organisers of the summit. “We will draw lessons from veterans in West Africa’s media over the decades and chart the course, with other media stakeholders, for the future of the media in West Africa.”
The summit which is in partnership with Troyka Holding and the School of Media & Communication, Pan-African University, will bring together media leaders individuals and organisations in public relations, advertising, television, radio, print and online from across the globe to define the future of the media in a rapidly changing landscape.
The official media partners for the event are: Channels Television, YNaija, Bella Naija, Guardian Newspaper and Radio Continental 102.3FM.
Participants will connect, network and anchor high-level conversations and solutions about the media in host country, Nigeria, and across African audiences.
Date: Thursday, October 15th – Sunday, October 18th
Venue: Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos
Registration: To register, visit www.theredsummit.org
BellaNaija is a media partner with The RED Summit