Year 2020: 5 top business events and conferences for January


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Business events connect people with knowledge and opportunities. They provide the platform for networking, catching up on latest gist and developments within your industry, and gaining fresh technical insights. As the year 2019 signs off with its banters and bounties, entrepreneurs and managers across industries are supposed to be looking forward to key events and conferences that pertain to their industries.

Hustle24 collates a few of the events for the first month of 2020, as its own sign-off for the year:

A. 755th International Conference on Economics and Business Management (ICEBM)

The event will be held on 14th – 15th January, 2020 at Lagos, Nigeria . ICEBM brings together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Economics and Business Management to a common forum.

All the registered papers will be published by the World Research Library and will be submitted for review for indexing by Google Scholar etc.

  • The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by World Research Library.
  • The Proceedings will be archived in
  • Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier from CROSSREF.
  • Proceedings will be submitted to Google Scholar for review and indexing.
  • Registered Papers will also be published in International Journals along with ISSN Number.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Economics and Business Management. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in and around the world. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Economics and Business Management related areas.

For registration visit

B. Startup Legal

If you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then attend Startup Legal. Ask your startup legal questions to local experts, and get informed answers. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid?

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in incorporating an early-stage company
  • Anyone that wants an understanding of basic corporate la
  • Anyone who has questions about incubator/accelerator legal agreements

 What are some of the Topics?

  • When should you incorporate your company
  • What are the steps to incorporate a business
  • What agreements should you understand as a founder
  • How do you handle cofounders, team members and employees
  • and more…

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Overview of Startup Lega
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Question and Answer
  • Conclusion and Networking

To register for the event visit

C. Nigeria Australia Business Excellence Awards

This event recognizes personalities that enhance the economic growth and development of Nigeria and Australia. It is powered by Trade Nigeria, and will hold at the Federal Palace Hotel 20 Jan 2020, 09:00 – 24 Jan 2020, 17:00. For enquiries call: 08166943193

D. AFAM 2020

The 5th Africa Academy of Management will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria at Lagos Business School from 8-11 January, 2020. The theme for this year’s conference is Globalisation, Pan-Africanism, and the African Business Climate.

It is the first time this event is taking place in Nigeria to complement past efforts and achievements recorded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2018; Pretoria, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

A major gathering of African scholars, academics, and practitioners, the conference will provide opportunity for dialogue and debate on how resources and business opportunities are best marshalled and shepherded for the benefit of Africans in order to facilitate sustainability and access to better life.

The aim is also to contribute to the broader development of Africa discourse by scholars and industry players to chart new approaches to Africa’s sustainable development, engage in firm-level discourses to interrogate how African and foreign firms can remain sustainable, while proactively engaging in businesses that are aligned with the continent’s
sustainable development goals.

Visit the AFAM website for more details.

E. SAGE 2020

The 2020 SAGE Business Innovation Challenge is a platform for teenage entrepreneurs across Nigeria to showcase their innovative business ideas, community service projects and address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

6 Shortlisted teams will travel to the SAGE Business Innovation Challenge scheduled to hold in Abuja in January at this event present their businesses to a panel of influential judges who are civic and business leaders this panel will determine which team is the most creative in entrepreneurship and Community service.

The 1st and 2nd winning teams will have the right to represent Nigeria at the 2020 SAGE World Cup in Netherlands , 10-14 August, with participation of over 30 countries including USA, Canada, China, Singapore, South Africa, Russia, Ghana, Pakistan, Philippines, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago etc.

Venue is

NAF Conference Centre and Suites

496 Ahmadu Bello Way

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory


For inquiry call : 08031332720

@Hustle24Nigeria we wish you the best of the New Year celebration!

Toyin Afilaka
Toyin Afilaka
Toyin Afilaka writes with simplicity and insight. He aims to enrich the Nigerian small business landscape. Through Hustle24 he connects entrepreneurs with information about new policies, enterprise solutions and opportunities that will aid their 'hustle'. He has written extensively for CobraReview, a product review portal, and served as a lead project manager for MarketingMix where he consulted as PR consultant for MTN Project Fame and Business Next Titan etc.


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