NIGERIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ECONOMIC GROWTH CONFERENCE

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NIGERIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ECONOMIC GROWTH CONFERENCE

  1. 1. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 1 Driving Value, Investment and Innovation to Unlock Potential Meeting Programme 19 November 2014 Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria SSCG EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference
  2. 2. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 2 Sponsors & Partners Supporting Organisations Sponsors Media Partners Follow our conversation on twitter at #SSCGNews, #SSCGForum, #SSCGAfrica, #SSCGNigeria, #SSCGEconomic, #SSCGInvestment #theaef
  3. 3. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 3 About the conference Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurs play pivotal roles in Nigeria’s fast growing economy. They create business and employment opportunities thereby improve people’s livelihoods. However, it is generally recognised that they face unique challenges, which affect their potential, hence diminish their ability to contribute effectively to the country’s sustainable development. Enterprises and the business community in Nigeria face overwhelming challenges including: lack of adequate talent and skills, inadequate capital and access to finance to foster growth, unsupportive business policies and regulatory environment, market competition, fast technological advancement, inadequate infrastructure and transport networks, lack of market information and industry standards. The aforementioned issues coupled with insecurity and poor governance constraint growth, industrial competitiveness and impede their contribution into the economy. Realizing the importance of small businesses and entrepreneurship as engine for growth in the Nigerian economy is paramount. Both the private and public sectors need to take steps towards addressing market conditions that hinder sustainable development of businesses and the economy. Improving access to capital and economic environment are important factors in increasing the development of SMEs and the private sector. If addressed effectively, will enhance industrial productivity, increase income levels, employment and thereby alleviate poverty. The conference is an important gathering in the sphere for government officials, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, experts and institutions addressing the issues of financing, thought leadership, governance and entrepreneurship in creating jobs, SMEs development, fostering private sector development and economic growth.
  4. 4. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 4 The Programme - Morning 09:00 – 10:30 Fostering Economic Growth & Prosperity • Rebasing Nigeria's GDP growth: Impact, opportunities and challenges • Creating conducive pro-business environment: Infrastructure, Policies, Security and Institutions • Driving growth through SME development and entrepreneurship • Accelerating private sector development and competitiveness Speakers:  Hon Ambassador Abdulkadir Musa, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (tbc)  Dr Ishaya Adamu, Director, NTA and CEO, SSCG Nigeria (Conference Chair)  Aisha Abubakar, Managing Director, Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA)  Eng. Emeka Unchukwu, President, Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture  Philip Udeochu, Chief Programme Officer, The Presidency, SMEDAN COFFEE BREAK 11:00 – 12:30 Enhancing Financial Deepening and Investment • Investment diversification: Financing high growth sectors and industries • Fostering small businesses access to finance and risk capital • Capturing unbanked and underserved informal SME sector • Harnessing financial innovation and inclusiveness Speakers: Dr Paul I. Oluikpe, Principal Manager, Central Bank of Nigeria Austin Femi, Chief Risk Officer, Fortis Microfinance Bank Dr Ebiringa Thaddeus, Associate Professor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri David Ephraim Mathias, Relationship Manager (Commercial Banking), First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
  5. 5. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 5 The Programme – Afternoon 13:30 – 15:00 Boosting Industrial Productivity and Competitiveness • Driving SME value and growth • Boosting industrial productivity, competitiveness and linkages • Supporting businesses to unlock new opportunities, consumers and markets • Harnessing women entrepreneurship and SMEs • Driving growth through competitive trade and commerce linkages Speakers:  Maj. Gen. India Garba (rtd), Vice President (Commerce), Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture  Yemi Kale, Statistician General, Federation, National Bureau of Statistics Nigeria  Ali Dahiru Gani, Head for Corporate Affairs, National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)  Mary Ikoko, Senior Communication Advisor, Federal Ministry of Finance and Consultant, DfID Nigeria COFFEE BREAK 15:30 – 17:00 Creating Jobs, Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation • Nurturing innovation and technology driven businesses • Harnessing value driven and inclusive businesses • Unlocking employment opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurship • Creating jobs and opportunities though talent development Speakers:  Mrs Juliet Chukkas Onaeko, Director General/Chief Executive, Industrial Training Fund (ITF)  Faozey Nurudeen, President/CEO, Creative Technology for Development Initiative  Julian Momodu, CEO at Virtual World Education--VT4E  Roland Oroh, Project Manager, Agribusiness & Enterprise Development, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  6. 6. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 6 Solutions to help your business grow How we can help you enhance your business competitiveness and efficiency in Africa. At SSCG, we draw upon our knowledge, market and industry insights to help our clients enhance their operation capabilities, manage risks, strengthen controls, grasp opportunities and achieve full potential across multiple markets and sectors. We are highly integrated in the markets we work in, which is very significant for our clients and to ensure that we retain consistent and quality standards everywhere. We believe that these benefits significantly enhance our quality of service and speed of response. Our network throughout the region helps to demonstrate that we are responsive to the needs of our clients, stimulating trade and enhancing business relationships. To help SMEs seize new opportunities, our professionals provide management solutions and support on key business lines and industry issues including:  Projects and portfolio management  Operation, risks and business continuity  Strategic planning and execution  Market development and growth  Process optimisation and improvement  Economic and investment  HR function improvement, talent development and management  Consumer service delivery and transformation . We are highly integrated across Africa, which is very significant for our clients and to ensure that we retain consistent and quality standards everywhere. We believe that these benefits significantly enhance our quality of service and speed of response. Our network throughout the region helps us to demonstrate that we are responsive to the needs of our clients, stimulating trade and enhancing business relationships.
  7. 7. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 7 Future Events: SAVE THE DATES Africa SME Trade & Investment Conference 19 February 2015, London | 20 - 21 May 2015, Brussels Africa International Conference on Business Transformation, Growth & Investment 04 – 05 March 2015, Abuja | 14 – 15 October 2015, London Kenya Enterprise Growth & Investment Conference 25 – 26 March 2015, Nairobi Africa SME Conference & Exhibition 15 - 16 April 2015, London Africa Small & Medium Business (SMB) Conference 30 April 2015, London | 15-16 July 2015, Lusaka | 22 – 23 September 2015, Abuja SSCG Economic & Entrepreneurship Conference 06 - 07 May, Abuja |15 -16 September, Nairobi | 09 - 10 December 2015, Lusaka SSCG Africa Economic & Entrepreneurship Conference 10 - 11 June 2015, Oxford Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Conference on Africa 19 – 20 August 2015, Lagos SSCG Annual Southern Africa Trade and Investment Conference 09 – 10 September 2015, Lusaka Africa Infrastructure, Facilities & Real Estate Conference 21 – 22 October 2015, Abuja African Investment & Financial Sector Conference 02 – 03 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
  8. 8. EEC Nigeria 2014 Entrepreneurship & Economic Conference SSCG |Events |NEEGC 2014 8 Get in touch For more information, contact us at: T: + (44) 1865 600580 or + (44) 1865 600576 E: info@s-scg.com or Business@s-scg.com W: www.s-scg.com A UK entity and a subsidiary of Sub-Saharan Consulting Group (SSCG). Registered in England by SSCG Corporate Services: The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. Companies House Number: 09117867. Office: Clarendon Enterprise Centre, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HJ Tel: +44 (01865) 600576 | Email: info@s-scg.com | Web: www.s-scg.com

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