The 9th edition of the West Africa Investors’ Conference is set to hold in Abuja and Lagos, to engage and explore growth potential and opportunities in Nigeria.
The event will bring together foreign and local institutional investors, fund managers, regulators and policy makers, bankers, businessmen and captains of industry, among others.
The four-day event, themed “The Pathway towards inclusive economic recovery”, will run from February 27 – March 2, 2018, with officials and organizers leading a delegation of investors on a visit to the Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; and the World Bank.
Similar visits were made to the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, the Central Bank of Nigeria, Debt Management Office, and other key stakeholders and policymakers in Abuja, during last year’s edition.
This year’s edition will be capped with a factory visit to the newly commissioned $17million Kelloggs Tolaram plant, to showcase one of the most recent private sector-led capital investments in the Nigerian economy.
Agriculture, mining, infrastructure, oil & gas and power are some of the key sectors of interest at the event, which is expected to attract institutional investors from across the globe who will meet with most of the top rated corporate companies in West Africa.
It was gathered, that asides the direct impact which these exchanges will make on the Nigerian economy, the conference will provide both local and international investors with opportunities to meet with some of the companies they have investments in, or in which they hope to make investments.
It will also serve as a bridge to connect these investors to opportunities inherent in Nigeria, which has been opened up for private sector participation.