Lagos, Nigeria: 21th January, 2016: Nigeria’s leading turn-key e-commerce solution provider for businesses, SlimTrader, is set to host its inaugural empowerment forum for owners and managers of hotels and hospitality businesses in Nigeria on June 29, 2016 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event with the theme ‘Positioning Your Hotel for Greater Sales’ is set to be the first of its kind in the country. It would feature talks and workshops led by experts in the hospitality, business and finance sectors.
Confirmed speakers at the conference include Akeem Lawal, the Divisional CEO, Switching and Processing, Interswitch Limited; Bruce Prins, Founder of Amplitude Solutions and a renowned Hospitality Operations and Training Consultant; Martin Pagel, a holder of multiple technology patents and leading hotel technology development expert; Mr. Kunle Oguneye, Country Manager, Mall for Africa and erstwhile Director for Marketplace at Konga.com.
Also attending, to share from their breadth of experience in running successful hotels in Nigeria, are Tola Akerele, the co-founder of Bogobiri House as well as Mr. Anthony Shisler, Managing Director, Fahrenheit Hospitality Limited (FHL).
The forum is set to be Nigeria’s biggest platform for hotels to managers and owners to learn important strategies to make their businesses even more profitable in these dire economic times. The forum will feature an interesting lineup of presentations and panel discussions ranging from what it takes for hotels in Nigeria to create visibility to specific target groups to new ways for the Nigerian hospitality sector to extend its reach to a bigger local and international audience. There will also be talks on adopting the right tools and strategy for the generation of more revenue whilst ensuring cost effectiveness for hotel operations; and perspective from a leading financial expert on payments automation, reconciliation and management for the hospitality sector.
The event is organized by SlimTrader, a company with a track record of providing a leading innovative technology platform that has helped to boost revenue for businesses across various industries. According to SlimTrader’s General Manager, Mr. Magaji Buba, the event is expected to help take hotels to the next level in terms of embracing technological advancements that will keep their businesses competitive in the changing hospitality landscape.
In his words, “SlimTrader is a technology enabler for African businesses in the travel and hospitality sectors. We see this inaugural conference as an opportunity to bring all the key players together for the benefit of the industry as a whole.”
Attendance for the event is free to interested hotel owners, managers and finance directors. Intending attendees are required to pre-register for the event at http://bit.ly/HotelSummit2016.
The event is proudly supported by Interswitch Nigeria Limited.
SlimTrader – www.slimtrader.com is a technology enabler for African businesses, serving businesses in the Travel and Hospitality industry. SlimTrader has offices in the US and West Africa and serves small, medium and large organizations with annual sales running into hundreds of millions of dollars.
The company via its MoBiashara for Hotels platform is the first affordable, easy-to-use hotel management platform for hotels across Sub-Saharan Africa. The platform is designed with an in-depth understanding of the needs of hotels in the unique operating environment of Sub Saharan Africa. Its platform, which integrates with online travel agencies (OTAs) and hotels’ credit/ debit card swipe machines, provides a Channel Manager, a Property Management System (PMS) and a PC-POS (Personal Computer Point Of Sale) terminal for hotels.
The company was founded in 2010 and today, has consolidated its position as the number one technology platform for businesses in the region. Our success is predicated on the success of our partners.