The 24th National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) will be holding from Wednesday 25 to Friday July 27, 2012. Venue is Le Meridien Ibom Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The conference theme is “Towards a Cashless Nigeria: Tools and Strategies (Cashless 2012)”. It will address the benefits, opportunities and challenges of Cashless. And look at related issues for the development of the nation and the industry.
Annually the conference addresses the networking needs of the Information Technology sector; it is the leading professional conference for IT professionals and stakeholders in Nigeria, attracting practitioners, decision makers, policy makers and professionals from Nigeria and all over the world. The NCS Conference is Nigeria’s largest assembly gathering of high-level stakeholders from business, industry, education, government and social communities. It is the key networking and professional event for advancing Information Technology for Development and promoting the interests of IT stakeholders in Nigeria.
The sub-themes of the Conference are:
v Innovative Software and Hardware tools
v Entrepreneurship Development and Wealth Creation Strategies
v Understanding the Policy and regulatory issues
v Security and Law Enforcement
v Legal Framework
v Intellectual Property Right
v Capacity building and Job creation
v Call Centre Issues
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders in Nigeria. NCS is the national platform for the advancement of Information Technology Sciences and Practices in Nigeria.
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The theme of the 24th National Conference “Towards a Cashless Nigeria: Tools and Strategies” was carefully chosen to evaluate the roles and strategies the Information Technology Industry plays in the reforms and changes in the financial, economic and social sectors in Nigeria. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its efforts to drastically reduce money laundering, terrorist financing and other economic and financial crimes in Nigeria, pegged daily cash withdrawal to N500,000.00 and N3,000,000.00 by individual and corporate respectively. The Conference is also designed for the Information Technology Industry to re-strategize in the on-going reforms and transfer from cash-based to cashless society.
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Solutions, Challenges and Opportunities
The event will address technologies and solutions – effectiveness, issues and access. And in addition to infrastructure, how will cashless drive development? What are the challenges associated with cashless? How can cashless be sustainable? Will cashless reach the underserved and the traditionally disadvantaged? What are the gender issues in cashless? Focus will be on the change management and capacity building issues in cashless. What are the cultural and social issues? Let’s look at creative and sustainable ways of establishing cashless.
Are you interested in IT for development in Nigeria? Expand your insights and network with peers and other industry contacts, while developing new knowledge, expertise and abilities. Listen to high profile speakers from different sectors of the economy. Seasoned professionals, academics, researchers, world-class experts and decision makers will share their experiences, ideas, and perspectives and engage through plenary sessions, presentations, practical demonstrations, discussions and special focus sessions.
Exhibitors and sponsors will showcase their latest market offerings, hold demonstrations and hold meetings with high level policy makers in the Nigeria IT community.
Conference Registration Fees:
May 25, 2012
After May 25, 2012
(A Group of 4 Delegates)
|Non Member Corporate
(A Group of 4 Delegates)
(NCS Registered Members only)
Registration fees entitled you to:
Receive Conference materials – Bag, Proceedings (Soft Copy in CDs only), Writing Materials, Identification Badge etc
Attend opening and Closing Ceremonies
Attend all Paper Presentation
Tea/Coffee breaks and Lunch daily
Note: Printed copies of the Conference Proceedings will be available on sale at the rate of N2,000.00 per copy.
Mode of Registration:
Visit www.ncs.org.ng for online registration or direct payment into any of the following Nigeria Computer Society’s Bank Accounts:
First Bank of Nigeria Plc 2001762424 (Sort Code 011153182)
Zenith Bank Plc 1011565784 (Sort Code 057150521)
Resort Savings & Loans Plc 010510200000829 (Sort Code 082150169)
Please notify the Secretariat once payment is made into the bank account.
Request received on or before July 6th, 2012: 50% refund
Request received after July 6th, 2012: No refund
All cancellation request should be forwarded to the Executive Secretary.
Exhibition and Advertisement Rates:
The 24th National Conference provide opportunities for corporate organizations to showcase their products and services during the Conference by placement of advertisement in the event brochure or exhibition
Advertisement: Cover Pages N200,000.00 (3 spaces available)
Inner Pages N150,000.00
Exhibition: N150,000.00/Space (A table and two chairs)
Note: 15% discount on all rates for financially up-to-date Corporate Members
The official Conference venue is Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo. For accommodation, special discounted rates have been obtained in some hotels. Please contact the NCS HelpDesk on arrival for information on hotels.
Gain the immense benefits associated with partnering and sponsoring. Leverage on the NCS network to raise your profile and visibility. Tap into the wide range of speaking promotional opportunities – Speaking to your target audience, sponsor advertisement in event brochure, strategic logo and communication placement, exhibition space, complementary delegate spaces and corporate Identity and link displayed on NCS website.
Exhibition and Advertisement Opportunities:
The 24th National Conference provides opportunities for corporate organizations to showcase their products and services by advert placements in the event brochure and/or exhibition at the Conference Venue.
Note: 15% discount on all rates for financially up-to-date NCS Corporate Members
NCS is committed to shaping the future of IT, supporting people who make IT work and employing IT to drive positive change in society. Join NCS in making the conference a highly relevant, creative and inspiring event. It’s time to fulfill the promise of Information Technology. See you at NCS Annual Conference 2012, lets meet in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
For Participation and Sponsorship request, Contact:
The National Secretariat:
Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way
Behind MKO Abiola Gardens, Alausa
Goke on +234(0)8033475299, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taiwo on +234(0)8098647348, email@example.com
AGA Memorial Complex
16, Nkwere Crescent
Garki 2, Area 11 Abuja
Uche on +234(0)8032782783