The launch of the Tech Experience Centre, a mega technology project that will see Nigeria play host to cutting-edge technologies from the biggest global brands, has been described as a laudable initiative that will project Nigeria into the tech-driven future it deserves. The foregoing was disclosed by Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso. Further, Banuso showered encomiums on TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa\u2019s foremost technology, lifestyle and solutions distributor, for its ambitious drive in birthing the Tech Experience Centre. He revealed that the unprecedented initiative will spur Microsoft, one of the globally-renowned tech giants that will occupy the centre, to show off multiple solutions for the future. He said: \u2018\u2018The Tech Experience Centre will play an extremely strategic role in enabling us in Nigeria to build and work with our customers to envision solutions that will move us forward to the future we require. This ought to help with showing our customers what I would call \u2018The art of the possible\u2019. \u2018\u2018TD Africa is a key partner for Microsoft in Nigeria to enable us reach the breadth of the market. We hope to collaborate with the TD team to enable the Centre to host Microsoft Technology envisioning sessions that will be like a window into the future and present of possibilities,\u2019\u2019 he enthused. The Microsoft Senior Executive further hopes the centre will serve as a strategic resource point for various classes of visitors. \u2018\u2018We expect to have visitors from all categories of our customer segments, from public sector to enterprise and other corporates as well as small and medium sized customers,\u2019\u2019 Banuso disclosed. The Tech Experience Centre, the first of its kind in Africa, is set for launch on Thursday, October 1st 2020, incidentally the occasion of Nigeria\u2019s 60th Independence Anniversary by 5 pm, with the launch streamed live online for the benefit of tech enthusiasts. Expected to commission the massive project cited within the prestigious Yudala Heights on Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos is the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, who is expected in Lagos for the event. Also expected to attend the launch are stakeholders from the technology sector, corporate egg-heads and other dignitaries. Equally important, the Tech Experience Centre is widely expected to bridge the gap to cutting-edge technology for millions of Nigerians. Also, the centre is expected to boost Nigeria\u2019s relevance in the global technology race and shore up the country\u2019s march to technology independence. For the first time, Nigeria will play host to the latest global technologies including those not normally available in Africa, offering all classes of visitors a first-hand experience of new gadgets, solutions and infrastructure that would have previously required a visit abroad, thereby saving corporate organizations, government establishments and individuals money or scarce foreign exchange expended on these trips. HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR Lagos Business School Beta Gamma Sigma chapter earns Highest Honours status The\u00a0Lagos Business School\u00a0chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma society has been bestowed the Highest Honours status for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Highest Honours status is the highest distinction possible\u00a0for Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. Nestl\u00e9 to plant 3 million trees by 2023 in Malaysia Nestl\u00e9\u00a0today announced it will plant three million trees through Project RELeaf in Malaysia.\u00a0Nestl\u00e9\u00a0will invest\u00a0CHF\u00a04 million in the next three years. This announcement is part of Nestl\u00e9\u2019s broader reforestation initiative. It will help accelerate the company\u2019s global pledge to address climate change and achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Nestl\u00e9 S.A. Increases Stake in Nigeria Subsidiary Nestl\u00e9 S.A, Switzerland, the parent company of Nestl\u00e9 Nigeria Plc, has increased its ownership percentage of the Nigerian subsidiary to 66.30 per cent. Waltersmith Refinery Ready for October Start Waltersmith Petroman\u2019s modular refinery\u00a0has been completed and will begin operations on October 14, the\u00a0Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)\u00a0has said.