The founder and convener of NECLive, Ayeni Adekunle, on Monday said that starting from next year, the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) will become a three-day event.
Ayeni disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.
According to him, a single day showcase will no longer be sufficient. “With the planned expansion to a three-day event, the all-new NECLive 2.0 will accommodate more activities transforming the conference to a more interactive and experiential event,” he said.
It will be recalled that in his presentation at the 2019 edition of the Conference held in Lagos last month titled: ‘Let’s Do Things Differently’, Ayeni gave a detailed description of his vision for #NECLive moving forward.
“From 2020, we’re going to experiment with having the conference over a course of three days. We will consolidate on turning this into a full interactive and experiential experience,” he assured.
He added: “We will experiment with a model that lets us keep part of it free and also provides opportunities for those who want to hold sessions, consultations and meetings.”
As part of the new proposed NECLive 2.0, the conference which has always been held in Lagos will now be held across three locations in Nigeria with Abuja and Port Harcourt in view.
“I don’t believe in just talking. I think the industry is very active right now. I don’t think we are doing justice to all the great things that were doing if we just come here every year to talk and complain about issues,” Ayeni said.
Now in its 7th year, NECLive is an annual convergence of practitioners from all sectors of the entertainment industry ecosystem.
The conference sees them come together to have conversations, workshops, exhibitions and master classes in other to proffer practical intellectual solutions for the advancement, growth and development of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
As with previous editions, this year’s conference held at the Landmark Event Centre in Oniru, Lagos, was themed: ‘Mobile, Data, Consumers and The Future Of Entertainment.’
It featured various speakers including PiggyVest Co-founder, Odun Ewenyi who spoke on the topic: ‘Democratising Payments;’ MTN’s Chief Transformation Officer, Bayo Adekanmbi who gave an insightful lecture on ‘Understanding Data For The Purpose of Economic Freedom;’ alongside Fade Ogunro, the CEO of Bookings Africa and Dayo Adeyelure, a marketing professional and founder of Booked By Us who both dwelled on the topic: ‘A Business Of Numbers’.
The 2019 NECLive conference organised by ID Africa in partnership with Africa Creative Foundation, was streamed live and broadcast to millions of viewers globally.