Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience – Get Ready to Shop, Wine, Dine & Network At Cocktails & Dresses 2017! #CND2017


Africa’s largest fashion industry event, Cocktails & Dresses, is here again! After two hugely successful editions, they are pleased to announce that Cocktails & Dresses is taking a giant leap forward in 2017.

The popular semi-annual event which promotes “the greatness of all things African”, is scheduled to hold on Sunday, May 7th 2017 at the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria and will play host to over 2,000 attendees including over 50 fashion & beauty brands & manufacturers from across Africa, over 50 notable personalities in government & leading industries and most importantly, you.

The line-up of speakers for this year’s Innovation Edition consists of highly notable personalities in Government, Industry, Entertainment, Tech, Fashion and Beauty. “We can’t wait to unleash the agenda!” said CEO of, Olatorera Oniru. Speakers at Cocktails & Dresses 2016 event, Largest Gathering of Made in Africa’s Best, with guests from as far as Ghana, South Africa and Botswana included Former Presidential Candidate of Nigeria Prof. Pat Utomi, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, First Lady of Lagos State Mrs. Bolanle Akinwunmi; Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs. Lola Akande, CEO of Sony Music Africa Michael Ugwu, CEO of Zippy Logistics Kabir Shagaya and several others.

Definitely an event not to be missed, make it a date on May 7th, bringing along your favorite people glammed up in your most stylish made-in-Africa attire. Black carpet starts at 12 Noon.

Cocktails & Dresses 2017, Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience, will present the very best of made in Africa excellence with a first-class gathering to network, eat, sip, mingle, shop and hear from some of Africa’s very best leaders.


Stay tuned to for all announcements on Official Agenda, Host, Drink Sponsors, Strategic Partners and more. Official Hashtag for 2017’s Innovation Edition is #CND2017.

Regular Attendance is FREE with registration.
Please register here

See you at Cocktails & Dresses Innovation Edition on May 7th, 2017 and at the Entertainment Edition December 10th, 2017. Join us in magnifying all things made in Africa while having the best time possible.

For more information on Cocktails & Dresses, please email or call (+234) 902 881 7055.




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