Uber and Lori Systems partner with TechCabal on Transport, Logistics & Mobility Townhall


The event will provide deep insights about how technology is changing transport and logistics for manufacturers, FMCGs, financial institutions and the man on the street.

TechCabal’s Mobility Townhall will bring together the most knowledgeable and influential transportation entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers at Zone Tech Park, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos to explore, discuss and define the activity in Africa’s mobility sector, the challenges and what the future holds. The event holds on the 27th of September, 2019 at 9:00 am. TechCabal has announced that Uber and Lori Systems will be their partners on the event, two companies that are amongst those changing the transport and logistics landscape across the continent and globally.

Uber first launched its ride-hailing service in 2013 in South Africa, setting off an explosive rise in the number of ride-hailing and tech-driven transport and logistics solutions. Uber itself has expanded to about seven African nations, it has 5 million customers and has signed up 150,000 drivers. Uber’s GM of West Africa, Lola Kassim will speak to the company’s journey in a fireside chat about “Uber as a platform: Providing mobility options in emerging markets.” The session will provide insights for startups looking to scale their companies and investors who want to understand the sector’s growth prospects.

Freight logistics company, Lori Systems is also a partner on the event. The company has built a technology platform that makes it easier for cargo owners to get their goods delivered on time and on budget. Its supply chain management system brings transparency and provides significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings above 18%, savings that can be passed onto customers or the company bottom line. Lori’s COO, Uche Ogboi will join an operator panel about Africa’s haulage tech opportunity. Her panel will discuss tech-enabled logistics platforms and the impact they are having on supply chains and the movement of goods across the continent.

Also speaking at the event is the newly appointed Lagos State Commissioner of Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde is one of the confirmed speakers for the regulator session at TC Townhall: Mobility. He will speak alongside Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, GM, Lagos State Waterways; Nigeria’s former minister of communications and senior partner at TLcom Capital, Dr Omobola Johnson; Obi Ozor, CEO at Kobo360; Taiwo Ketiku, VP Investments at EchoVC; Chinedu Azodoh, CGO/Cofounder at MAX; and Oluwatoyin Oshinowo, CTO at FieldInsight.

Organizations and startups whose operations are hinged on the efficient movement of goods and services will be able to engage and network with the leaders of the biggest logistics tech companies in the sector.

TC Townhall: Mobility will feature fireside chats, panel sessions, interactive workshops and product demos aimed at providing deeps insights about the sector, the regulatory and infrastructural challenges that exist and what all stakeholders need to do to grow the industry. The event will provide deep insights into the sector and set an agenda for future growth. It will offer newcomers to the sector and players in adjacent sectors insight into what the most influential startups are doing. Smaller startups in this space will get to hear the biggest investors speak about what they value they look for as they make their investment decisions. Investors will find a rich gathering of the most innovative up and coming startups in the space showcasing their solutions. And regulators will have the opportunity to speak with the biggest players and investors, directly sharing knowledge about their concerns, what they need for success and what will convince them to invest even more money in these sectors.

Law firm, Odunjinrin and Adefulu will hold legal and regulatory workshops to help operators, investors and service providers understand the evolving regulatory framework guiding the sector.

TC Townhall: Mobility is sponsored by Uber and Lori Systems. It is made possible with support from Zone Tech Park and Odunjinrin & Adefulu.

Please find more details about the event below:
Friday, September 27, 2019
Zone Tech Park
Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme,
Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway
9AM-6PM

Additional information about the event is available at www.techcabal.com/event/mobility and tickets can be purchased at: https://techcabal.myshopify.com/cart/14585969049655:1?channel=buy_button. Corporate discounts are available for teams of five (5) or more. Interested organizations or individuals can get that discount using this link:
TC Townhall: Mobility

About TechCabal
Founded in 2013, TechCabal is a future-focused publication that speaks in-depth to African innovation and technology. In addition to well researched and written articles, reports and expert opinions on the main website, we publish the TC Daily newsletter, the most comprehensive roundup of technology around Africa. The TC Daily arrives in inboxes Monday through Friday at 7 am WAT and can also be accessed on the website. For more information visit www.techcabal.com, and follow www.twitter.com/TechCabal and www.instagram.com/techcabal.

About TC Townhalls
TC Townhalls are themed talks that bring key stakeholders together to discuss critical issues. In addition to the painstakingly curated content, the audience mix creates learning and networking opportunities that are incredibly valuable to the attendees and afford attendees the opportunity to build their talent, M&A and investment pipelines. TC Townhalls also include sideline activations like office hours, legal advisory clinics, tax compliance workshops and other sector-specific value-adds. www.techcabal.com/event/mobility

About Uber
Uber’s mission is to help people get a ride at the push of a button – everywhere and for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem – how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over five billion trips later, Uber has started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

The Uber network is now available in over 600 cities in over 80 countries spanning 6 continents. To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, or register for Uber at www.uber.com/go. For questions visit www.uber.com

About Lori Systems
Lori is a venture-backed start-up building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. Lori’s tech-enabled and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The company has experienced 30% month-over-month compounded growth since product launch in May 2017. The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially.
www.lorisystems.com
About Odunjinrin & Adefulu
Odujinrin & Adefulu is a full service Nigerian commercial law firm operating out of the country’s key commercial nerve centres – Lagos, Abuja & Port-Harcourt. As one of Nigeria’s oldest subsisting legal partnerships, Odujinrin & Adefulu brings a wealth of experience to the service of its clients in matters pertaining to Energy and Natural Resources, Corporate and Project Finance, Real Estate, Commercial Transactions & Dispute Resolution. www.odujinrinadefulu.com

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