John Upan Odey, A Governorship aspirant in Cross River State and Havard Alumni with an in-depth knowledge on building Infrastructure for emerging market is set to speak at the Cross River Entrepreneurs Conference and exhibition 2018.

Mr. John Upan Odey is the youngest aspirant in the race for the number one position of Cross River state. He hails from Bebuabong in Obudu local government area in Cross River state. His career began as a Corp member in the defunct Afribank in 2002-2003 and was retained as an Executive Assistant. With many promotions and movements in the industry, Mr. Odey grew to become the Group Head Retail Banking in Union Bank of Nigeria till 2017. John is a force in the banking, asset management and financial services industry in Nigeria. He will be speaking at the Cross River Entrepreneurs Conference and Exhibition 2018, CRECE, on the topic Building Infrastructure for MSMEs to Strive in Cross River State.

CRECE is an initiative of Funding Desk organized in partnership with South South Entrepreneurship Development Center in celebration of World Entrepreneurs Day (WED). Funding Desk is an online platform that links budding entrepreneurs, startups, micro businesses and existing enterprises with funding opportunities, business idea and concept review using our unique user friendly ecosystem.

As Nigeria emerged as the country with the highest number of extremely poor people (87millon) in the world according to UN World Poverty Clock, our focus is to create strategic platforms for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to operate above poverty thereby creating jobs in our local economy.

WED is a day set aside to create awareness for entrepreneurship, partnerships, creativity, innovation and leadership throughout the world. It is a perfect day to celebrate entrepreneurs, business enterprises and entrepreneurial programme, challenges and solutions, projects or initiatives through conferences, workshops and awards just to mention but a few.

The summit will feature keynote session, paper presentation, exhibition, panel discussions and contributions from delegates.

Date: 21st August, 2018

Venue: Prof. Eyo Ita House, Calabar

Time: 9:00am

Registration is Free at

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