It was a gathering of top Business Executives at the SM Jury Business Conference held at Lagos Oriental Hotel on the 13th of June 2019. Tagged ‘’Building Your Empire’’, Panelists from all walks of life took center stage to share their Entrepreneurial journey and challenged young Entrepreneurs to be passionate about their crafts in building their empire.
In her opening speech, the Convener of the SM Jury Business, Tonia Odili, said ‘’the goal of the SM Jury Business Conference is to train and mentor young Entrepreneurs in various fields, create a community of young entrepreneurs who believe in themselves and are ready to put their creative minds to use.
The high point of the event was the making of a special Entrepreneur by name Anthony Kupe, a millionaire. He was presented with a cash support of a hundred thousand naira by team SM JURY for beating all odds despite his physical challenges as a cerebral palsy patient to become a graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic and starting up his own business. His story drew the attention of the keynote speakers, Dr Kennedy Okonkwo, CEO NEDCOMOAKS, Mr Victor Onyejuiwa, CEO The Source Computers and Princess Kelechi Oghene, CEO GYMT Fashion Academy and they increased the amount to a over a million plus.
Also, there was also special presentation of scholarships to twenty aspiring young fashion designers into the GYMT Fashion Academy with a value of over twenty million naira courtesy of the GYMT Fashion School in partnership with the SM Jury Foundation.
Other Keynotes speakers who wowed the audience included the CEO Of HNK Interiors, Mrs Funke Soyibo and the Director of Sales Remoney, Mrs Iyayi Oludapo.
Entering its 6th year, the SM Jury has hosted events at the U.S Embassy, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Eko Hotel and Suites, GOETHE Institute, Freedom Park and Obafemi Awolowo University.
The SM Jury Business Conference was proudly brought to you by NEDCOMOAKS, The Source Computers, Renmoney, HNK Interiors, Indomie, Salimo-Wits Foundation, CPR Cell Phone Repairs, Tecno, Cinematics, Bella Naija, KripsyKreme , Sweetkiwi, Jubilee Chalets , Beauty by Chinnabel and Teanar Egwu.