2018 Standard Bank Investors’ Conference aims to connect investors to opportunities
February 25, 2018 | 4:37 am| | | Start Conversation
In a bid to connect investors to opportunities inherent in Nigeria, the 9th edition of the Standard Bank West Africa Investors’ Conference will hold in Abuja and Lagos, bringing together foreign and local institutional investors, fund managers, regulators and policy makers, bankers, businessmen and captains of industry, among others, to engage and explore these growth potentials.
Themed “The Pathway towards inclusive economic recovery”, the event will run from February 27 – March 2, 2018, with Stanbic IBTC and Standard Bank officials leading a delegation of investors on a visit to Babtunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works & Housing; Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; and the World Bank.
During last years’ edition, similar visits were made to Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President, the Central Bank of Nigeria, Debt Management Office, and other key stakeholders and policymakers in Abuja. This year’s edition will be capped with a factory visit to the newly commissioned $17million KelloggsTolaram plant, to showcase one of the most recent private sector led capital investments in the Nigerian economy.
Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, said underlining the conference is the organization’s conviction about Nigeria’s growth potential, and that Stanbic IBTC would be steadfast in deploying its international connections to ensure increased inflow of foreign capital into the country.
According to him, this requires putting before the global audience crucial information about the economy to aid their investment decisions. 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, Sanni said.
“Besides 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,” Sanni said.
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