Osinbajo, Dangote, Tinubu To Speak At 2016 Economist Summit


The 2016 Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit which is set to hold on March 7 and 8, 2016 would have 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.

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.

The two-day summit with the theme: ‘The Dawn of A New Day,’ is scheduled to take place at the highbrow Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.

The event 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.

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.

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The summit to be chaired by the senior Editor from The Economist, 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.

Executive Director of The Economist Daniel Franklin, disclosed that;

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.

Regional Manager of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Philip Walker, Head of Investment Banking, Citi Group Africa Miguel Melo Azevedo, are among the eminent Nigerian businessmen and top government officials from around the world to grace the event.

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, Nigeria, Okechukwu Enelamah, and Africa Editor, The Economist, Jonathan Rosenthal,  are among the guest line up ans speakers for the event.

Other speakers and panelists are Borno State Governor, 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: Nasarawa State Governor,  Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al Makura,  Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, IHS Towers, Issam Darwish,  Co-Founder, RED Adebola Williams, among others are also billed to speak at the summit.

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