Last year, the theme of our conference was Catalysts for Growth: A Pragmatic Approach. The objective was to identify the enabling factors and specific practical actionable initiatives that are necessary in order to boost Nigeria's growth. It is encouraging to see the signs of progress with some of the initiatives to reform sectors considered to be key enablers, such as the power sector.
This year the theme is “Tomorrow’s Nigeria through Economic Empowerment”. The objective is to explore how economic empowerment can accelerate Nigeria’s development.
On the first day there will be presentations considering the challenges of growing the economy whilst pursuing fiscal restraint, the measures that are being taken to enhance Nigeria’s competitiveness on the global stage, and a framework with which to project Nigeria’s development from a frontier to a growth market.
On the second day we will focus the spotlight on the investment community in Nigeria, the “Buy-side”. There will be presentations and panel discussions drawing on the experiences of other emerging markets and exploring ways to harness the potential of the industry in Nigeria.
We thank you for joining us and we look forward to hosting over the next two days.