Welcome to our 5th Annual Investor Conference.
Over the last four years, we have examined key aspects of Nigeria's economic development and our attempt to transition to a regional economic power house. This year, we will consider how Nigeria can truly re-invent itself and capitalize on the momentum of its current political transformation.
The theme of this year's event is "Reinventing the Nigerian Economy: Beyond the Rhetoric", and will feature a number of leading economists and business personalities, including Daniel Altman, former economic advisor to the British government and creator of the Baseline Profitability Index (a global tool for assessing the attractiveness of investing in markets around the world); and Jonathan Berman, a proven strategic advisor to numerous global Fortune 500 companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets.
Also headlining the event will be Mr. Bismarck Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives Company Limited; Dr. Ayo Teriba, CEO, Economic Associates; and Ms. Barbara Barungi, Lead Economist, African Development Bank. We will take a deep-dive into the Nigerian economy to examine how the new administration can respond to the fiscal challenges of the nation, the key reforms that have to be tackled drawing from the successes of similar frontier and emerging countries, and the reality of the Nigerian growth opportunity within the context of the current operating environment.
An evaluation of the central bank's monetary policies and their effectiveness in a weaker global macro environment will also be explored, as well as the new roles the private and public sectors can play in providing financing solutions for growth.
We look forward to hosting you at the conference.