TRLC 2015 – 2nd Edition


TRLC 2015 - 2nd Edition
TRLC 2015 – 2nd Edition


TRLC 2015 – 2nd Edition

TRLC 2015 building on the success of the 2014 Conference brought together the very best of local and international retail thought and practice leaders and was much bigger and richer, more robust and exciting both in content and organisation.

The theme was “The Future of Retail in Nigeria: The Seven Horsemen”. We examined the 7 Key Factors that will shape the Future of Retail in Nigeria. Key take away were the need for retailers to futureproof their enterprises; and a call on the present administration.

The Key Speakers were Sam Ohuabunwa (Founder @ SOFEE) Lampe Omoyele (MD, WA @ The Neisen Company), Bukky George (Owner @ Health Plus), Tokunbo Omisore (Founder @ Top Services), Sylvester John (WA Executive @ Game Store), Johnathan Doer (MD @ Jumia), Wale Olaoye (MD @ Halogen Security), Adenike Ogunlesi (Founder @ Ruff & Tumble), Joseph Ebata (President/CEO of the Bervidson Group and Convener of the Conference) among others.

We had in attendance more than 200 business owners, Managing Directors, CEOs and other Senior Executives drawn from Retail, Manufacturing, Banking & Other, Financial services, Telecommunication, and other Service providers to Retail.



  • Horseman 1: “The Enigma” – Retail Sustainability Through Affordable Malls
    Chief Tokunbo Omisore, Founder @ Top Services
  • Horseman 2: “The Catalyst” – Financing the Growth and Development of Retail for a Sustainable Future
  • Horseman 3:  “The General” – Wanted: Disruptive Retail Leadership
    Sam Ohuabunwa (Founder @ SOFEE)
  • Horseman 4:  “The Beautiful Bride” – Understanding & Winning the Evolving Shopper
    Lampe Omoyele, MD of Nielsen West Africa
  • Horseman 5: “The Invaders” – International Competition: They’re coming! Are You Ready?
    Peter Bamkole, Director of Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University
  • Horseman 6: “The Cantilever” – Technology As The Core Of A Successful Retail Transformation Strategy by Stephane Pignard, Regional Manager of Middle East & Africa at Cegid
  • Horseman 7: Optimising Retail Supply Chain in the Nigerian Environment
    Sylvester John, MD of Game West Africa


The Platform

Birthing the Future of Retail in Nigeria – Key Enablers
Bukky George, CEO of HealthPlus & Chairman of The Panel at TRLC 2015

  • Leveraging ecommerce and mcommerce for Retail Growth & Development
    Dr Jonathan Doerr, MD of Jumia
  • Branding – Creating Intangible Values
    Chizor Malize, MD of Brandzone
  • Insurance – The Indispensable Factor in Future Proofing your Enterprise
  • Security – A Preventive Enabler & Customer Experience Facilitator
    Wale Olaoye, MD of Halogen Security
  • Design & Architecture – Driving Footfall through the Five Senses
    Titi Ogufere, President of Interior Design Association of Nigeria
  • Human Capital – Developing Your Best Assets
    Adenike Ogunlesi, MD of Ruff & Tumble


TRLC 2015 has been described as the turning point in the annals of the retail industry in Nigeria. The response has been overwhelming and with continuing enquiries about and feedback on how to make future TLRCs even better.

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