Social Media Week Lagos is a week long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.



SMW is back in Lagos, Nigeria February 27-March 3, 2017

Social Media Week Lagos celebrates its 5th year! Social Media Week Lagos is significant because it brings together thought leaders, key stakeholders and the  public to explore issues that are important for the modern world. SMW Lagos is the largest, tech, new media and business conference on the continent of Africa. Annually over 12,000 people participate in the conference which garners hundreds of press mentions and has a social reach of 810 million.

The only event of its kind, Social Media Week Lagos is a world class conference with Africa’s brightest minds that is free and open to the public. With attendees from across Africa and around the world, SMW Lagos explores a wide range of topics including education, business, entertainment, technology, art, banking and politics.


How do we make it happen?

+ Events: In partnership with our event partners we host hundreds of events throughout Lagos over the course of one week. Start-ups, agencies, and individuals with great ideas convene with the world’s foremost experts, iconic brands and leading thinkers to share their ideas and inspiration with a global audience of hyper-connected influencers.

+ Research: Through our global Social Media Week network, throughout the year we regularly publish original and third-party white-papers, research and reports on trends in emerging technology and social media.

+ News: With contributors all over the continent, our blog covers emerging trends, entertainment, opinion pieces and interviews with leading influencers across the diaspora.

+ Education: From workshops, interactive lectures and masterclasses our educational programming provides professionals with the latest in trends, best practices and industry case studies.

+ Branded Content: On behalf of some of the worlds greatest brands we provide creative, strategy and execution, video production, original content, product and brand integration, campaign launches, experiential design and community management.


How do I get involved?

We encourage you to visit our Lagos Get Involved section to submit events, inquire about sponsorship options, press information, volunteer, and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions regarding the 2017 conference. We hope to see you there!