Where Technology Meets Humanity:

In its third year, Social Media Week Nairobi (#SMWNairobi) brings together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.

This year the theme is Closer and we will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community and will tackle three big sub-themes including The YouUniverse, The Social Divide and AI vs Humanity.

Join us for four days of inspirational talks, rigorous debate and a glimpse into the future of the Digital Industry. SMW Nairobi will be held at Movenpick Hotel & Residences, Mkungu close, Westlands, Nairobi from 12th-15th June 2018.

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Access Latest Trends On The Digital & Technological Space:

At #SMWNairobi we will explore the theme through numerous sessions, including breakfast sessions, plenary session, master classes and workshops.

Come learn new skills and tools that will help in advancing your career and organization to the next level.

 

Schedule

  • How to get Involved

    1. Attend
    2. Exhibition
    3. Volunteer
    4. Submit as Speaker or Event Partner
    5. Be an Advisor
    6. Become a Sponsor/ Partner

  • Attend

    Mark your calendar – SMW Nairobi will be joining cities around the world to celebrate Social Media week from 12th- 15th June 2018. Conference passes are available on a limited first-come basis. Sign up and be the first to receive updates. Attend

  • Exhibition

    SMW Nairobi offers a Unique platform for Organizations to showcase their products and services. Exhibition stands of 3 by 6 meters will be set up to ensure interaction between the exhibitors and consumers. To become an exhibitor, Get in touch to book a space.
  • Volunteer

    Volunteers are the heart of Social Media Week, and Nairobi is no difference. SMW Nairobi is a great opportunity for students, young professionals or those with a flexible schedule to get involved in a community event, network with social media professionals and gain valuable experience in event marketing. Please fill and submit this form.

  • Submit as Speaker or Event Partner

    Interested in speaking at SMW Nairobi? We have a limited number of opportunities for keynote speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators. If you are an experienced speaker with expertise in the fields of social media, business and technology. Please fill and submit the form. We’re also open to partnering with organizations looking to host events affiliated with #SMWNairobi – if you have a concept, speaker(s) and event space in mind, Please fill and submit this form.

  • Be an Advisor

    Are you a marketing leader or a social media guru? We are looking for executives and emerging leaders to join our Advisory Board. As an Advisory Board Member, you will help guide content, programming and facilitate key partnerships that will ensure the event is a success in 2018 and for years to come. Get in touch to inquire about joining the board.

  • Become a Sponsor/Partner

    SMW Nairobi offers a wide and customizable range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations looking to gain exposure to our attendees as well as our rapidly growing social media following. We are looking for sponsors and partners of all kinds – Please fill and submit this form.

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Digital Media Awards

SMW Nairobi will host the first Edition of Digital Media Awards of the 15th June 2018. The Awards aims at recognizing excellence by Brands, Agencies, Techies and Individual doing remarkable work in the digital space. Work ranges from digital content creation, to digital campaign management, to digital publishing, to App development and use of new media in digital campaigns.

Some of the award categories include:

  • Platform Awards
  • Best Use of New Age Technology Awards
  • Content Awards.
  • Brand/Agency Awards
  • Technology Awards
  • Publishers Awards

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Speakers

Hon Joseph Mucheru

EGH Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology Read More

Prof. Bitange Ndemo

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi’s Business School Read More

Melissa D’Arienzo

Head of Channel Sales in EMEA for LinkedIn Market Solutions Read More

Juliet Gateri

Founder and Director -HR Expert Read More

Kennedy Kirui

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Silas Macharia

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Nelly Ndonye

Digital Marketing professional Read More

John Bowles

TurnLeft Media - LinkedIn Marketing Solutions: Read More

Adrian Ciesielski

Ad Dynamo’s Twitter Sales Manager for Greater Africa Read More

Marius Greeff

Co-founder, Turn Left Media Read More

Haldon Burns

Blue Robot Read More

George Otiende

DTB Read More

Edirin Edewor

Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN) Read More

Kagonya Awori

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Naomi Osemedua

Social Change Entrepreneur Read More

Vanessa Mbamarah

Founder and Creative Lead at Ztallion Read More

Odhiambo Ooko

Senior Manager Employee and Labour Relations at Safaricom PLC Read More

Velma Amondi

Collaboration & Watson Talent Management Specialist, IBM East Africa & Mauritius Read More

Kevins Yego

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Manish Sardana

MD, Squad Digital and Head Digital Media, Group M Read More

Matthew Barclay

Area Director for Africa at Meltwater Read More

Caine Wanjau

CTO of Twiga Foods Read More

Sandra Hua Yao

Vice President Business Development for TransferTo Read More

Charles Gichuki

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Christopher Sang

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James Smart

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Allan Gathuru

Manager Presales and Commercial, Telkom Kenya Read More

Keke Lebaka

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Olawale Makanjuola

ONE Campaign Read More

Njeri Wangarĩ-Wanjohi

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Onaivi Dania

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Frankline Mwenda Kibuacha

Digital Manager, Africa 118-Infomoby Read More

Charles Murito

Google, Kenya. Read More

Eunice Nyandat

Founder, MyBizMarketer Read More

Celestine Ukpere’s

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Leonie Von Elverfeldt

Managing Director Digital Publishing East-Africa for Ringier Read More

Siphesihle Hlela

Media Intelligence Specialist Read More

Grant James

Social Influence Specialist Read More

Shachar Petilon

Managing Director: Meltwater Africa Read More

Ali Hussein Kassim

CEO, FinteXX Read More

Vivian Mimano

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Mrs. Dorcas Wainaina

Executive Director, Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) Read More

Allen Kambuni

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Isaac Hunja

Chief marketing officer, sky.garden Read More

Phil Coetzer

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Emmanuel Mutuma

CEO, brightermonday.com Read More

Christine Ambetsa

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Moses Kemibaro

Founder, Dotsavvy Read More

Felix Mbugua

Co-founder and CEO, Legibra Read More

Noah W. Miller

Sochin Limited Read More

Past Speakers

Elizma Nolte

Regional Marketing Manager for Facebook Africa Read More

Mikul Shah

Founder of EatOut, Yummy & NOMAD Magazines and Nairobi Restaurant Week Read More

Ali Hussein Kassim

CEO, FinteXX Read More

Barbara Akelo

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Antony Wainaina Kariuki

Digital Media Consultant Read More

Yvonne de Souza

Client Partner, Africa Facebook Read More

12th June 2018

  • 07:00 - 10.00 C-SUITE BREAKFAST: Hosted by CS ICT Digital Technology Transformation or Digital Technology Fall
  • 10:00am - 10:30pm TEA BREAK
  • 10:30AM - 12:30PM MASTERCLASS BY TWITTER: CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL MASTER CLASS DEMO ON CREATING AND MANAGING A TWITTER CAMPAIGN
  • 12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
  • 14:00 - 15:30 MASTER CLASS: BY FACEBOOK
  • 15:30-17:00 MASTERCLASS BY BLUE ROBOT
  • 17:00 - 18:00 PLENARY SESSION - SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD

13th June 2018

  • 07:00 - 10.00 SME BREAKFAST: Hosted by Telkom Kenya: Connecting the Dots from Technology and Digital to Sales
  • 10:00am - 10:30pm TEA BREAK
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm PLENARY SESSION - CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN DIGITAL MARKETING
  • 12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
  • 14:00 - 15:00 MASTERCLASS: BY OATH
  • 15:00 - 15:30 CASE STUDY:BY MD - SQUAD DIGITAL- LEVERAGING DATA AND AI TO GROW CUSTOMER LIFETIME VALUE ``OPTIMUS``
  • 15:30-17:00 MASTERCLASS BY MELTWATER
  • 17:00 - 18:00 PLENARY SESSION - MONETIZING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP:LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB BASED PLATFORMS IN CREATING A COMMUNITYOF LOYAL AUDIENCES AND PROVIDING VALUE

14th June 2018

  • 07:00 - 10.00 HR BREAKFAST: Hosted by Brighter Monday and IHRM: Impact of Technology and Digital on HR
  • 10:00am - 10:30pm TEA BREAK
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm MASTERCLASS BY LINKED IN - HOW TO WORK THE CHANNEL, BEST PRACTICES, GETTING THE FOUNDATIONS TIGHT AND MANAGING CAMPAIGNS ON LINKEDIN
  • 12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
  • 14:00 - 15:00 PLENARY SESSION - THE NEW ERA OF DIGITAL CONTENT: HOW BRANDS & PUBLISHERS ARE KEEPING UP WITH AUDIENCES
  • 15:00-15:30 CASE STUDY: BY DIAGEO
  • 15:30 - 17:00 MASTERCLASS BY LINKED IN: MARKETING MANAGERS: WHY OF LINKED IN?
  • 17:00 - 18:00 PLENARY: FAKE NEWS VS NEWS: SEPARATING NEWS FROM NOISE ON SOCIAL

15th June 2018

  • 07:00 - 10.00 Office Hours: Twitter, Blue Robot and LinkedIn
  • 10:00am - 10:30pm TEA BREAK
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Office Hours: Twitter, Blue Robot and LinkedIn
  • 12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
  • 14:00 - 15:00 PLENARY SESSION: USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN IN DEVELOPMENT
  • 15:00 - 18:00 MASTER CLASS BY SAFARICOM DARAJA: DEVELOPERS API INTEGRATION SESSION
  • 19:00 - 22:00 DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS
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Who attends #SMWNairobi?

The SMW Nairobi audience is made up of professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology across a range of industries including, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology and entertainment.

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