Council has endorsed the forthcoming ICT and Telecommunications Expo tagged &lsquo2015 ICTEL EXPO&lsquo being organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
The programme, with the theme "Connecting Businesses, Creating Opportunities" is scheduled to hold at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos between 15th and 18th of April, 2015. ICTEL EXPO 2015 with the theme "Connecting Businesses, Creating Opportunities" offers four days of inspiration, innovation and information to participants.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), while requesting for Council&rsquos endorsement and support for the programme said it viewed it as a matter of paramount importance to get the support and blessing of Council, the regulatory body for the practice of Information Technology in Nigeria for the forthcoming 2015 ICTEL EXPO.
Council endorsed the programme because it identified that it presents windows of opportunity for members of the IT profession. Among other benefits, the Expo provides an opportunity to get comprehensive overview of trends, find and synergize/ network with other professionals and learn about new concepts.
Also, the event will enable members cross-pollinate ideas and experiences, facilitating greater collaboration among other industry stakeholders- business decision makers, innovation managers, enterprise solution providers, start-ups, ICT academics, OEMs, investors, and other players in the ICT and telecoms sectors (indigenous and international).
Other industry stakeholders who have also endorsed the programme include Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Agency (NIRA), and Federal Ministry of Communication Technology (COMTECH).
THE EVENT AT A GLANCE
A key component of ICTEL 2015 is the exhibition. Hundreds of exhibitors across the major spectrum of the ICT and Telecommunication sectors will showcase products and services to expo visitors. Exhibitors will be divided into different industry clusters
2)  ICTEL Unveil/Showcase
ICTEL Unveil will serve as a platform for leading companies in the ICT industry to showcase their new and innovative products and services. This will be interspersed between presentations.
ICTEL 2015 will feature a variety of talks and presentations on new, important and challenging topics in ICT. The presentations will be delivered by some of the Continent&rsquos biggest names in technology.
4)  Pitch theatre
Pitch theatre is a platform for tech entrepreneurs to present their planned businesses to potential investors.
5)  Award and Gala Night
The final day of the fair will end with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) ICT and Telecommunications Awards and Gala night. The LCCI ICT Awards aims at rewarding the best practices in the ICT field.
To participate as a sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, visit the ICTEL Expo website, www.ictelexpo.com. You could also call Aderemi on 08033588145 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Oluwabunmi on 08188163730 (email@example.com).