5 Free Tech Events In Lagos You Can Attend

Free tech events in Lagos

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There are lots of technology events in Lagos that anyone can attend. These are not just tech events that equip you with the right industry knowledge. They are also avenues to network.

For May and June, we have identified at least 5 tech events that you must not miss. For those outside Lagos that are interested in attending these events. It might be useful to check out for organizers’ social media pages and see if they are streaming live.

Here are our top 5 tech events in Lagos you might want to attend.

Women Entrepreneurs & Executives In Tech Summit (WEETS)

LADEC BusinessTech Summit & Exhibition

CO-CREATE

Drone Technology Conference and Exhibition.

IOT West Africa

Women Entrepreneurs & Executives In Tech Summit (WEETS)

According to organizers, WEETS is specifically targeted at optimizing new digital opportunities for women. The annual conference brings together women from all sectors of the economy to unlearn relearn, and learn. To also deliberate on a contemporary theme with a wide range of topical issues that are relevant to women in Technology, business, corporate, and public and development sectors.

WEETS is a non-profit organization that seeks to create, programs that inspire, empower, women. This group advocate for greater representation of women in leadership positions both in the public and private sectors. WEETS intends to collaborate with both local and international organizations to deliver programs, train women, and build capacity, which obviously will influence over 150,000 women in the long run.

Date and Time

Thu, September 15, 2022

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM ED

LOCATION

Sheraton Lagos Hotel

30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way

Lagos, Lagos 021189

LADEC Business Tech Summit & Exhibition

This event is specifically for fashion designers and creative entrepreneurs. Those who make or sell shoes, bags, jewelry, etc; can also participate. The LADEC BUSINESSTECH SUMMIT will expose creatives to the necessary technology tools needed to drive their businesses.

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The business and tech event will have stakeholders and industry leaders in attendance across all sectors of the economy.

Date And Time

14th May 2022.

09:00 AM

LOCATION

Unilag Chaplaincy (St. Thomas More) the University of Lagos, Lago

CO-CREATE 2022

GAGE Awards and Exhibitions leverage unmatched networking experience for Tech Enthusiasts, Startups, and Investors

The GAGE Awards and Exhibition is an international tech expo that will feature 100 of the most innovative tech brands. These brands will be from EdTech, Fintech, Agri-tech, Energy and utilities; Supply chain and logistics, investors/VCs, telecom, information, content production, etc. currently operating in Africa. It is themed CO-CREATE and it is a celebration of the collaborative process that helps bring great ideas to life.

It will showcase current and future innovations by these brands. There will be a fireside chat that includes tech influencers, entrepreneurs, and policy formulators. Founders will have an opportunity to engage communities directly in a media session. At the Launchpad and visitors will have a chance to hear VCs, innovators, and policymakers address pressing issues in technology in the Fireside chat.

DATE & TIME

9th and 10th of June, 2022

LOCATION

Landmark Event Center

Victoria Island, Lagos.

Drone Technology Conference & Exhibition

The Drone Technology Conference and Exhibition primarily aims at promoting drone technology development, applications, and investment opportunities.

This year’s event will include an exhibition of both hardware and software products and services with a multi-sector conference session that highlights the essence of drones.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria Unmanned Systems & Robotics Association (NUSA), and the Federal Ministry of Aviation is Nigeria’s foremost UAV development, promotion, and marketing platform for the African region are all at the front burner for this tech event.

The last event saw the full attendance of the entire aviation industry in Nigeria which included, the National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, PRODA, National airspace Agency, NCAT, NIMET, and the many emerging players in the unmanned aircraft sector ad ends users such as Ministry of agriculture, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Real estate, oil and gas companies, Mining and safety and rescue organizations.

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DATE & TIME

Tuesday, May 10 – May 12, Thursday.

LOCATION

NIGAV Expo Center

Airport Road, Ikeja

IOT West Africa

This is one of those tech events in Lagos that TechEconomy looks forward to attending. Internet of Things, along with Big Data, meets Artificial Intelligence.

According to the organizers, the event will feature 30 industry leaders and global experts from companies like Shell, Jumia, IOT Africa Networks, NITDA, Microsoft Africa Development Center, IHS, and Mdxi Data Centers.

There will also be an IOT exhibition with over leading companies. They will showcase their products and services, and generating meetings with thousands of invested industry professionals, IoT West Africa continues to address the needs of companies seeking to showcase their innovative solutions and new technologies, and supports the development of new business and partnerships to benefit Sub Saharan Africa’s Digital economy.

The event will explore and highlight the game-changing technology and, dazzling innovations and provide you with a platform to explore the latest developments and best practices within IOT. IOT West Africa is the place to claim your stake as a preferred supplier, loyal supporter, and technology forerunner.

DATE AND TIME

Tue, Jun 21, 2022, 10:00 AM –

Thu, Jun 23, 2022, 5:00 PM WAT

LOCATION

Landmark Center

Water Corporation Drive

Victory Island, Lagos

Why Many Free Tech Events In Lagos?

One might be wondering, why are there so many tech events in Lagos. But for those in the booming industry, be it ICT or Banking, it’s very clear why Lagos State remains the priority city for tech events.

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One assertion that is not far from the truth is that -Lagos is a major economic center of Nigeria and the fifth largest economy in Africa if it were a country. With a population of over 20 million, the state houses headquarters of most conglomerates and tech companies in Nigeria.

Certainly, no week passes by without any technology event being held in Lagos. Many industry players and investors will always identify Lagos as the ideal city where technology events can be held.

“Lagos remains in the tech global market and in the map of the global space as a destination of choice where investors, tech experts see as a place to be… It is the heartbeat and commercial nerve center of the country, therefore, we will continue to support investors and create an enabling environment for their businesses to flourish”, Governor Sanwo-Olu said during the launch of MDXI’s new Data Center by Mainone.

Lagos has been the home of many startups that have grown to become unicorns. The successes of Paystack, Flutterwave, and Interswitch are all evident to both investors and the tech world at large. This feat is not only identified with the technology industry alone. There are sectors of the economy that are also undergoing such growth, with many events going on in Lagos.

Many have described Lagos to be the Silicon Valley of Africa. Multinationals like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and the rest have strong footprints in Lagos. Even startups are finding their way to Lagos, organizing free tech events. These free tech events in Lagos are avenues for them to tell their stories and attract both local and foreign investors.

In 2019, Nigerian startups were backed by more than $600 million in venture capital funding. Africa, as a whole, received an inflow of over $1 billion in the same year, the first time the continent’s startups crossed the threshold.

Ubong Nsekpong

Ubong Nsekpong is a graduate of Communication Engineering from FUTO. Founder, TechForest SoftTechnologies Ltd. A web developer, digital marketer, writer and a passionate promoter of the tech ecosystem in Nigeria South.

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