The Founding Partner of Red Media Group, Adebola Williams has been invited as a panelist at the Open City Conference on Saturday 26th January 2013 at The Atrium, Stadium Road Port Harcourt.

Mr Williams will be discussing certain issues such as: Managing the cities of the future: Urban Innovation, public information and perception management; Unemployment and employability challenges; Outlook on the creative industries: pathway to an alternative economy and Friends, followers and the future: Mapping the influence of social media on our cities.

Other speakers at the event are: Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Former VP world Bank Africa; Tonye Cole, CEO Sahara Energy; Nike Ogunlesi, CEO Ruff n Tumble; Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Commissioner for Information River state; Audu Maikori, CEO, Chocolate city music; Dabesaki Ikemenjima (UNESCO); Ronke Kosoko, CEO Employment clinic, Lagos; and Chief Host: HE Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

The Open City Africa was birthed as a platform to facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas, an opportunity for the transfer of knowledge, reflect on social innovations driving change around the world’s biggest cities, connect idea seekers and local innovators from communities and cities across Africa to gather, share and learn from each other on a wide range of issues ranging from economic development, governance, youth employment challenges and solutions, technology, urban growth and social inclusion, small and medium enterprise development.

The OpenCity project is conceptualized and managed by Arden and Newton Brand Management Company.