The Economist Events’ philosophy is to tackle issues with a forward-looking, uniquely global perspective. We aim to create events for the intellectually curious: people who enjoy ideas and who are passionate about the issues that define our world.
Thus, The Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit has charted a country in the process of great transition. The year 2015 has been particularly significant with the country making history in its presidential elections and experiencing its first democratic power transfer.
In a statement by Africa Press Organisation (APO) on behalf of the organizer revealed that Access Bank is one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions with a strong bias for excellent services delivery has agreed to sponsor the event with Gold category. Our vision is clear and exciting. It is challenging and achievable. Our vision is simply to be the World’s most respected African bank.
Nine months on from President Buhari taking office, our event tagged ‘Nigeria Summit 2016: The dawn of a new day’? Will takes place at the opportune time which will been bringing key government ministries, industry and business leaders as well as representatives of Nigerian civil society; together with international investors, economists and academics to discuss and debate what the future holds for Nigeria and how the country can take its place among the world’s top emerging markets.
What is the government’s economic policy moving forward? What impact has the drop in oil price had on Nigeria? How are the regulatory and legal environments changing to facilitate growth? What role does foreign investment play and how can Nigeria foster the skills for a prosperous future?
Now in its 11th year, our Nigeria Summit is part of our successful high-growth markets series. It has become one of the leading events in Africa where business, government and ideas people meet to discuss the most pertinent issues.
Early confirmed speakers include: Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor, The Economist, Herbert Wigwe, Chief Executive, Access Bank, Bob Diamond, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital, Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL (Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base), Ani Charles Bassey-Eyo, Chief Executive, and LANI Group and Co-founder, Axiom Learning Solutions.
Others are: Kwasi Boahene, Director Advocacy and Resource Mobilization, PharmAccess Group and Pat Thaker, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Economist Intelligence Unit.
The statement further revealed that the event will be Chaired by senior editors 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.