By Dipo Awojobi – The 11th Annual Nigeria Summit being organised by the events arm of The Economist is set to hold on Monday March 7 and Tuesday March 8, 2016.
A statement made available to News Investigators said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu are speakers the 2-day event scheduled to take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
The event under the theme: ‘The Dawn of A New Day,’will feature exhibitions, experts’ submissions, panel discussions around the opportunities and challenges that lie at the point where technology, infrastructural development, political transparency and global partnerships meet.
Regional Manager of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Philip Walker, Head of Investment Banking, Africa, Citi Group, Miguel Melo Azevedo, among others will join eminent Nigerian businessmen and top government officials from around the world to review Nigeria’s current economic situation and provide an overview of the global macro-economic picture, talking through the growth prospects for Nigeria and the region.
The forum will bring key government ministry officials, industry and business leaders as well as representatives of the Nigerian civil society; together with international investors, economists and academics to discuss and debate Nigeria’s economic direction.
The summit will also examine and review the socio economic challenges that Nigeria is facing in view of her first democratic power transfer and the implication of the global macro-economic forces as being shaped by the ridiculously low global oil prices which is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy.
The guest line up and speaker list includes: Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Verod, Danladi Verheijen, Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Nigeria, Herbert Wigwe, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah,, Nigeria, and Africa Editor, The Economist,
Other speakers and panellists are Governor, Borno State, Nigeria, Alhaji Kashim Shettina, Founding President and Chief Execuive Officer, IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe, Head of Africa Investment Banking, Barclays Africa Group, Philip Lindop, and Chairman, Hygeia Group, Fola Laoye,
The list also includes: Governor, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al Makura, Governor, Anambra State, Nigeria, Chief Willie Obiano, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, IHS Towers, Issam Darwish, and Co-Founder, RED, Adebola Williams, among others.
Now in its 11th year, the Nigeria Summit is part of the Economist’s successful high-growth markets series that has become one of the leading events in Africa where business, government and ideas people meet.
Chaired by a senior Editor from The Economist, the summit will explore the economic and social progress made to date and take an in-depth look at what the future will hold for Africa’s biggest economy
“This year’s Nigeria Summit will bring together over 350 participants drawn from different walks of life including Nigeria’s public and private sectors, international business players and investors for a discussion on how Nigeria can turn its economic growth into social and political prosperity,” Daniel Franklin, Executive Director of The Economist disclosed.