NECLive8 Unveils Premium Sponsorship Packages, Improves Format to Deepen Impact
Running on its upward swing trajectory, the conveners of the long-running NECLive, ID Africa has unveiled a new format and improved packaging for the NECLive8 edition of the highly successful Nigerian Entertainment Conference.
ID Africa, owners of theNETng and producers of NECLive also announced more elaborate partnership packages for would-be sponsors of the event described as the most consistent and impactful concept that has affected entertainment practitioners and the industry in general.
Now a 2-day conference, the 8th NECLive scheduled for the Landmark Center, Lagos commences on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 10am while the NECLive8 concert will take place at the same venue from 5pm the same day. Tickets will be available in three categories, offering varying levels of access to #NECLive8.
These include – Regular: Live Conference (Keynotes & Panel discussions); Free for students with valid ID, event partners and volunteers; Premium: Live Conference + Workshops + Masterclasses + Reserved Seating + Meeting Room & Lounge Access + Satellite Events; and Free: Live Conference – this is available only to students with valid ID.
According to the organizers, NECLive which is the premier and largest gathering of entertainment industry professionals in Nigeria will be expanding its format to accommodate new activities, events and programmes in order to deepen its impact and shore up its contributions to Nigeria’s entertainment and creative industry.
“Come Wednesday, April 22, 2020 the NECLive8 programme will be expanded into a two-day event featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, training workshops and masterclasses, product exhibitions, an awards show, performances and multiple satellite events holding in venues around Lagos”.
The theme for the event: “Building The Future”, will explore various ways of maximizing the potential and impact of recent strides in distribution, cinemas, events, promotions, exhibitions, productions and festivals, and how stakeholders can erect the infrastructure necessary to build the desired future for Nigeria’s creative and entertainment industry.
Ayeni Adekunle, Founder and Convener of NECLive, also said, “We set up NECLive eight years ago as an intervention to rally everyone towards building the industry of our dreams. Eight years on, we are glad to witness and facilitate the transformation of our home entertainment, our music and our media. And we are calling on the government, practitioners, fans and investors to come to the party.”
With this new approach, #NECLive8 hopes to broach tougher conversations and nudge stakeholders towards extracting more value from the ecosystem than is currently obtainable. The expansion also allows for opportunities to introduce more experiential consumer activations and activities which will offer more value to attendees, creatives and brand partners.
The two-day programme will now incorporate the standard elements of NECLive8 alongside new elements such as an awards dinner designed to celebrate the best of Nigerian entertainment, and a concert which will feature performances from across the spectrum of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
“Since the 2019 edition of NECLive, we have been working hard behind the scenes to redesign the entire NECLive experience. Our goal is to offer more value to all attendees, our brand partners, entertainment industry professionals, performers and creatives in Nigeria, and we believe the 2020 edition will deliver this objective,” says Femi Falodun, ID Africa CEO.
Registration opens in February 2020, while speakers, panellists and performers will be announced soon on the official website. Interested attendees and sponsors can visit nec.ng for more information.
For the past seven years, NECLive has run as an intensive full-day, nine-hour event featuring powerful panel sessions, insights from industry leaders and critically innovative conversations. Past editions of NECLive have seen over 12,000 attendees, reached over 60 million viewers online and via live TV, and hosted over 450 industry experts as speakers and panelists, including MI Abaga, 2Baba, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Simi, Davido, Bayo Adekanmbi, D’Banj, among others.