Over 300 emerging and existing small and medium business entrepreneurs from the Island and Mainland regions of Lagos have concluded plans to showcase their best at the IVH SME FAIR 2018, staging at the Muri Okunola Park Victoria Island on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018.
The brilliantly designed showcase of emerging and existing entrepreneurs in all sectors of entrepreneurial ventures in the Lagos SME industry are billed to display intriguing innovations in different areas- fashion, arts/craft, creativity, homes, real estates, financial services, lifestyle, wellness/ fitness, technology, household Gadgets, food, drinks and entertainment open market.
Known to be a highly innovative, extremely impactful and high revenue generating sector, the SME fair, as far as economic development is concerned and rated top both in Lagos and indeed Africa’s 5th largest economy.
According to Dr. (Mrs.) Lawretta Ogrih, CEO & Convener of IVH Fair/Publisher of IVH Yellow Pages, her organization in its over 4-year period of successful outing, IVH SERVICES LTD have pioneered the official Business Yellow Pages resource (IVH YELLOW PAGES) for enterprises and ever- growing residents in Island, Lekki & Ajah commercial landscape.
Dr. (Mrs.) Lawretta Ogrih, Chief executive and convener of the fair, The IVH SME Fair 2018 who is also the publisher of IVH Yellow Pages, based in Lekki-Ajah, Lagos, said the idea is to promote established and emerging SME brands and make them visible to Africa’s largest markets.
According to her, “As you already know, the SME industry is a highly innovative, extremely impactful and high revenue generating sector, as far as economic development is concerned in Lagos, Africa’s 5th largest economy,” adding that over a four-year period, IVH Services Limited has pioneered the official Business Yellow Pages resource for enterprises and ever-growing residents on Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah areas.
ABOUT THE FAIR CONVENER
Dr. Lawretta is an Educator and Motivator. As a representative of her family higher education affiliate business, she was the pioneer head of campus of the University of Calabar, Lekki campus, as well as the Lagos State University, Lekki external campus.
She is Founder/Director of Ivory House junior schools as well as Ivory Whetstones and Mentors Foundation, an initiative with the vision of servicing the needs of women and children in need in Nigeria; these women in need include widows and struggling single mums.
Dr. Lawretta is a passionate Reader, communicator, writer and publisher who loves reaching out to encourage, inspire and empower her world, using the blessings, strength and comfort she has received of the Lord. She has so far, published and circulated nine books; four children-focused and five adult-focused. The children-focused books include; “A debt to love”, “Gifted vessels”, “Oghale- the survival tale of the girl-child”, and “I am valuable”, while the adult-focused books include; “Freely we receive, freely we give”, “Treasures in the darkness”, “Greater Love, when a man lay down his life for his friends”, “You’ve got all it takes to excel”, “Changing your world as you Think, Talk, Try, Train, Trade using your unique personality type”. Dr. Lawretta is the visionary/publisher of IVH yellow pages, Lekki which captures A to Z kind of businesses and organisations in Lekki-Lagos and beyond. She is the publisher/Editorial director of the international SEE inspirations magazine, which uses true life turning point salvation, healing, deliverance, freedom, relationship and success stories in inspiring hope and strengthening faith amongst readers.
Dr. Lawretta likes convening inspirational and life-changing events, hence she saw the need to set up and oversee the SEE Events centre, Lekki, a purpose-built one-stop state-of-the-art events’ facility. Some of her life-changing events are the Lunch hour 3600 Seconds of worship and inspirations for business executives, the skills for enterprise and effectiveness (S.E.E) business seminars and workshops, the relationship-focused ‘save our souls’ event, the Inspire the world event, Free a soul event, Touch a child give-back event and The Red Moment (Restoring Everything Damaged) fund-raising charity comedy show for empowering Women in need.
Dr. Lawretta is quite gifted in creating businesses. She has birthed several types of businesses for herself, family and friends in areas of Education, Publishing, hospitality, Food, technology, and more. She holds a BSc. degree in Biochemistry (University of Benin), a Masters’ degree in Environmental management (University of Lagos), and a PhD in Environment, Entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility(European/American university). She also holds a postgraduate diploma degree in Education (Lagos State University) and a Masters’ degree in business Administration (Ogun state university, Ago-Iwoye). Dr. (Mrs.) Ogrih who has equally attended several management and administrative courses in Nigeria and overseas is married to the dynamic Real estate developer and business man, Sam Ogrih and they are blessed with two well-rounded sons, Oreva and Ruona.