APO takes Nigerian business journalist to the Web Summit 2018

  • ECO News
  • 11 October 2018

Each year APO Group invites journalists to attend major events, as part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa. Nigerian journalist Frank Eleanya was chosen to attend the Web Summit.

This Wednesday the APO, a leading media relations consulting firm in Africa and the Middle East, announced they will offer a round trip ticket and accommodation in Lisbon to journalist and online business news editor Frank Eleanya. The winner of the trip was announced on the organization’s official website this Wednesday morning.

The CEO and Founder of the APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, congratulated the journalist for being selected for this opportunity, stating to be “proud to offer this opportunity to an experienced reporter with a rich background”.

The reason why APO offers these opportunities to journalists is connected with the group’s sheer commitment to the improvement of journalism in Africa, which is one of the organization’s pillars.

Frank Eleanya will be representing the online newspaper BusinessDay Media, described as “West Africa’s most authoritative business daily” and a “diversified provider of superior business, financial and management intelligence”. 

In previous years, the APO has given the opportunity to journalists Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda, John Churu from Botswana and Lilian Murugi Mutegi from Kenya to participate in the AfriCom event, the leading tech event in the African continent, which brings together 14,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors, focusing on issues such as connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services, described as the place to shape Africa’s tech future.

The Web Summit takes place between the 5th and the 8th of November in Lisbon, and it will welcome reporters from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, Forbes, Vogue TIME, and news anchors from CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, and so much more.

Journalists from more than 100 countries will attend this massive tech event, and thanks to the APO, Nigerian journalist Frank Eleanya will be part of this eclectic group of editors and reporters, representing the BusinessDay Media.