Okonjo-Iweala, Dangote and More to Attend Lekki Investment Summit | The Guardian Nigeria News
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and AFREXIM Bank Chairman Benedict Oramah will engage with others at the first Lekki Free Zone Investment Summit, to be held on September 30, 2022 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tagged: ‘Lekki Investment Trade and Summit’, it will have Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as guest of honor, and speakers including: Chairman of Dangote Industries Ltd, Aliko Dangote; Councilor of the Port of Rotterdam, Mark Benjamins; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Executive Director, International Trade Center, Pamela Coke-Hamilton and Chairman, Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo.
The others are: Nigeria’s Ambassador to Greece, Nimi Akinkugbe; CEO, Chapel Hill Denham, Bolaji Balogun; Founder, The Chair Center Group, Ibukun Awosika and Co-Head of Oil Trading at Trafigura Group, Ben Luckock.
According to Tomiwa Idowu, Marketing Director of Lekki Free Trade Zone, the summit, which will be an annual event, aims to bring together key players in international trade, finance, manufacturing and logistics to connect, collaborate and effectively position Lekki as Africa’s leading hub for investment, trade and development.
She said it is expected to host 12 exhibitors, 27 speakers and panelists from 14 sectors, 830 in-person delegates from over 150 global organizations and 2,000 virtual attendees from over 50 countries.
Idowu noted that the summit, which is supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and investment bankers, will provide a unique space where viable ideas are explored, investments mobilized and collaborations formed across diverse sectors and geographies. .
She said the event, which is being developed as an ecosystem-building initiative, features engaging activities such as: bilateral meetings, public-private partnerships, business workshops, exhibition, one-to-one meetings, tours factory, white paper deliberations and many opportunities to engage with investors and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of African trade.