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Executive Business Strategy Retreat, Lagos 2023

During this signature program in Lagos (Nigeria), participants will learn how to identify and explore unique opportunities to start, grow, or diversify a business in a tough economy.

Business Opportunities in A Tough Economy

The Nigerian market is facing tough economic times. The country's currency (the Naira) has lost more than 50% of its value (against the US Dollar) in the last 6 months alone.

Worse still, the removal of government subsidies has caused petrol and diesel costs to rise by up to 500%, leading to significant inflation that has caused the prices of food, consumer products, transportation, and many goods and services to skyrocket.

As a result of falling sales (due to weak consumer spending) and rising costs, many businesses are struggling and closing down.

Interestingly, every tough economy causes changes that create both problems and opportunities.

But, unfortunately, most people focus more on the problems than the opportunities that are available for innovation, growth, profit, diversification, and wealth creation in a tough economy.

That's why we created this Executive Strategy Retreat under the theme, "Business Opportunities In A Tough Economy."

What you will learn

During this executive strategy retreat, you will:

  • Discover the products, services, and business models that do well in a tough economy.
  • Understand the current trends, changes, and biggest drivers of market demand in a tough economy.
  • Learn how to improve or diversify your business, and position yourself for more sales, customers, and growth in 2024.
  • Understand the biggest risks to watch out for before you explore any opportunity in a tough economy.
  • Get expert feedback on your business ideas so you don't waste time, money, and energy on the wrong opportunities.

Who should attend?

The following categories of people will get a lot of value from this executive retreat:

  1. People looking for new business opportunities to explore.
  2. Business owners looking to grow their sales, customers, and profits.
  3. Employed people looking for a side business or opportunities to generate additional income.
  4. Serial entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities to explore.
  5. People with one or multiple business ideas who need guidance and direction to get started.
  6. Investors looking for lucrative opportunities to invest.

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About The Host

John-Paul Iwuoha. Founder, Activator HQ

John-Paul Iwuoha is a business activator who works with entrepreneurs to fix tough business problems and unlock the potential of startup and growth-stage businesses.

He is the founder of Activator HQ (formerly, a market intelligence and capacity development platform that actively tracks Africa's Top 500 Business Opportunities and supports entrepreneurs with the insights, training, and guidance they need to start and grow businesses in Africa's promising (but difficult) markets.

For more than a decade, John-Paul has helped dozens of entrepreneurs start new businesses, raise funds, grow sales, optimize business models, and solve human capital and growth problems.

His clients are active in industries that range from agribusiness and tech, to retail, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, financial services, and other sectors.

John-Paul is an alumnus of PwC, holds a degree in mechanical engineering, and qualified as a chartered certified accountant with ACCA.

He is a frequent speaker, trainer, and judge who works with business networks and entrepreneur-focused organizations.

He was a Judge for the 2022 & 2023 Africa Business Heroes Prize (sponsored by Alibaba Philanthropy and the Jack Ma Foundation) and he is a regular panelist at the annual MEDays International Forum in Tangier, Morocco.

In the last decade, he has trained hundreds of entrepreneurs in partnership with organizations that include AWE Europe, the SUN Business Network, the Roddenberry Foundation, the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), and several others.

He has been featured on several media platforms, including CNN, TRT World, The Huffington Post, Fidelity Bank SME Forum, and the African Diaspora News Channel.

In 2018, he was recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Voice on Startups and Entrepreneurship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most common questions we have received. Click each question to see our answers and responses.

How much does it cost? How can I pay?

The ticket price for this executive business strategy retreat is 50,000 Naira per person. You can pay online with your debit (ATM) card or by bank transfer. Click here to pay and reserve your seat.

What is the venue, date, time, and duration of the event?

Time & Date: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Saturday, 30th September 2023. Venue: Airport Golden Tulip Hotel, 40/42 Muritala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, Nigeria.

I'm not in Lagos. Can I attend virtually via Zoom?

Yes, there will be live streaming of the event for registered participants who cannot physically attend the retreat in Lagos. The link for the stream will be shared 24 hours before the event day.

I have a different question. Where can I reach you?

You can reach the event manager, Mrs. Merry Onaefe, via text or call on WhatsApp: (+234) 0802 2493 182.

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