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Ikeja Computer Village to host ‘biggest’ technology expo

Nigeria’s largest technology market hub, Ikeja Computer Village, will treat consumer technology lovers to five exciting days of cutting-edge technology innovation showcase at the Computer Village Expo 2019 (#CVE2019) holding December 10-14, in Lagos.

Bisola Azeez Isokpehi, iyaloja of Ikeja Computer Village, who unveiled the #CVE2019 event plan today in Lagos said the biggest consumer technology innovation festival in Nigeria will showcase tomorrow’s cutting-edge consumer technology innovation.

The #CVE2019 consumer technology festival will feature products and services will shape and define tech lifestyles in 2020 and beyond.

At #CVE2019, attendees expected from across Nigeria, Africa and beyond, will be treated to a wide array of smartphones, gadgets, devices, accessories, consumer electronics, computing and allied products and services during the country’s biggest tech extravaganza, she says.

The iyaloja of Ikeja Computer Village said #CVE2019 is a collaborative event platform that followed a definitive agreement signed between the Ikeja Computer Village market management board (under the iyaloja and babaloja); the strategic partner, and ​Technology Times Media Limited; event organiser, to create a world-class event that promotes innovation, entrepreneurship and consumer technology trends in the market.

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She said #CVE2019 with the theme, ‘A new partnership agenda for growth’ will foster a better understanding of the Ikeja Computer Village ecosystem and also create awareness of trade, investment, partnership and growth opportunities among the largest technology SMEs in Nigeria.

The iyaloja of Ikeja Computer Village identified #CVE2019 as part of initiatives to positively showcase and elevate the status of ‘brand Computer Village’. The goal of our new board is to create an enviable and reputable market environment and elevate the ”brand Computer Village beyond its present status”.

The Ikeja Computer Village market management board is headed by Bisola Isopkehin Azeez and Adeniyi Olasoji, the iyaloja and babaloja respectively, who were installed on May 2, 2019, to be the administrators of Ikeja Computer Village. The iyaloja of Ikeja Computer Village says the new board will unveil a landmark programme at the #CVE2019 festival conceived to make the tech market hub a zero-tolerance zone for trade in stolen phones.

“We are collaborating with the Association of Mobile Communication Device Technicians of Nigeria (AMCODET), an association of technicians within the market, that has designed a programme to eradicate trade in stolen phones and and curb the issues of incessant police harassment of its members in the market”, the Iyaloja of Ikeja Computer Village added.

Under the plan, the new market board is also collaborating with the Nigerian police force, industry regulators and other stakeholders towards eradicating the buying and selling of stolen phones in Ikeja Computer Village market, according to the market leader.

“The goal of the new Board is to create an enviable and reputable market environment to elevate the brand ‘Computer Village’ beyond its present status. We are also bringing new partners and stakeholders to #CVE2019 to explore mutually-beneficial and enduring partnerships that leverage the largest technology SME cluster in Nigeria as drivers of growth across various sectors of the economy,” she said.

The iyaloja said the Ikeja Computer Village market board is collaborating with Technology Times Media Limited to elevate the #CVE2019 show to a world-class event platform that delivers benefits to technology SMEs represented in the market by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and consumer technology trends.

Commenting on the partnership, Shina Badaru, founder of ​Technology Times, the Nigerian technology media group and publishers of ​Komputer Village Magazine, said #CVE2019 will build upon the inaugural edition of the show held 2015 in Lagos.

“​Technology Times is excited to partner and identify with the vision of the new market Board to elevate #CVE2019 into the annual festival of technology innovation connecting 10000+ Technology SMEs from Nigeria’s largest technology market hub with consumer technology buyers across Nigeria, Africa and beyond for five exciting days in the heart of Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos,” he said.

”#CVE2019 further extends our ongoing partnership with Ikeja Computer Village to promote a developmental journalism coverage of players, activities and trends in the market. We are also proud to create an annual consumer technology festival that will be the pride of Nigeria which takes Ikeja Computer Village to the world and brings the world to Ikeja Computer Village.”

According to the organisers, the main activities of #CVE2019 include:

#CVE2019 | The flagship integrated events platform computer village expo 2019 (#CVE2019) provides the annual flagship integrated events platform connecting 10000+ technology SMEs from inside Nigeria’s largest technology market and consumer technology buyers across Nigeria, Africa and beyond. #CVE2019 will promote niche technology SMEs that are the backbone of the Nigerian economy in driving innovation, job creation and overall economic growth. #CVE2019 integrated events model opens possibilities for entrepreneurship, thought leadership sessions, cutting-edge innovation, business networking, tech lifestyles, entertainment, glamour and more. #CVE2019’s thematic pavilions and zones will aggregates industry and market verticals to showcase solutions across smart lifestyles, mobile money & financial inclusion, gaming, mobile apps, mobile lifestyles, Nigeria internet domain name & hosting, e-commerce, among others. The showcase model enhances the opportunity for a seamless attendee experience at #CVE2019.

The #CVE2019 summit thought leadership platform brings together SME CEOs, founders, directors, technology and solutions providers, policy makers and banking and financial services institutions to discuss the most pressing issues and forge new partnership agenda to drive innovation, job creation and overall economic growth across the Nigerian economy.

#CVE2019 summit promotes sharing of latest innovation trends in unlocking SME financing trends, tips and success stories for entrepreneurship innovation and explore win-win partnership opportunities for market expansion across industry ecosystem. #CVE2019 summit brings business leaders, market associations, innovators and game changers of Ikeja Computer Village under the same roof with the financial services ecosystem of banks, regulators and stakeholders to pursue new partnerships that unlock possibilities and growth.

#CVE2019 summit opens the ideal platform for partners to meet. discuss challenges. Create solutions. And forge new relationships.

#CVE2019 SME financing clinics #CVE2019 SME financing options are increasing in popularity as key tool for SMEs to scale and reach their fullest potentials. However, many SMEs are not fully aware of the benefits and opportunities that SME financing can offer, or how to unlock these possibilities. This platform will match partner bank and financial services organisations with Technology SMEs to unlock SME financing partnership opportunities and possibilities. #CVE2019 SME finance clinics will feature flexible format presentations that optimises participants’ event experiences through free practical sessions, interactive demonstrations and experiential learning for participants to spend their time meaningfully and deepen their understanding of SME financing.

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#CVE2019 SME awards & glamour evening #CVE2019 is also co-locating the inaugural Computer Village SME Awards 2019 glamour evening & awards presentations dinner that wraps up the technology festival with an exciting evening of glamour and colour to recognise, celebrate and honour entrepreneurs, innovators, brands, OEMs, game changers and industry leaders from Ikeja Computer Village and beyond.


#CVE2019 is one of the conferences and event platforms of Technology Times Media Limited, publishers of Komputer Village Magazine, a monthly publication that promotes the very best of entrepreneurship, innovation and consumer technologies out of Ikeja Computer Village. #CVE2019 returns this year bigger and better after the inaugural edition of Computer Village Expo 2015 as an addition to the event platforms of Technology Times. Founded in 2004, Technology Times has a rich tradition as the trusted provider of news, information, events and business platforms in the Nigerian technology sector for millions across Nigeria, Africa and beyond on ​www.technologytimes.ng​.


#CVE2019 Event secretariat  Office: 26B, Omodara Street, Awuse Estate, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. Phone/SMS/WhatsApp: +234 (0) 815 7000 100  Email: info@cve.ng  Web: ​www.cve.ng


Foluso Busari: Conference Director Email: foluso.busari@technologytimes.ng Mobile: +234 (0)803 200 1586

Bunmi Awonaya:   Conference Sales Director Email: bunmi.awonaya@technologytimes.ng Mobile: +234 (0)805 507 0993

Tope Osinoiki: Conference Manager Email: temitope.osinoiki@technologytimes.ng Mobile: +234 (0) 802 367 9401