Public Relations experts from different parts of the world are set to converge on Lagos to chart new frontiers for Nigeria’s economic growth and development. The experts who will gather at the Special Summit of Public Relations Experts organised by NECCI Public Relations Roundtable will dwell topically on Investor Relations as an enabler of investment. The theme of the special public relations summit scheduled for October October 26, 2017 at the Landmark Centre, Lagos is The New Frontiers of Investor Relations – Access and Opportunities.
In a statement issued in Lagos, convener of the summit, Mrs. Nkechi Ali-Balogun, stated that Investor Relations is a branch of Corporate Communications that manages communications between investors and the organizations in which they have invested, or are targeting for future investments.
According to her, certain countries have maximized this aspect of public relations to strategically boost international foreign direct investments and lift their economies from crisis to prosperity, citing as examples, Rwanda and countries of the former Soviet Union. She said the time is perfect for Nigeria coming out of recession, to maximize this opportunity, to attain economic sustainable growth and development.
The summit will feature discussions on the investment possibilities within various sectors of the Nigerian economy such as Oil and Gas, Capital Market, Finance and Investment Banking, Insurance, Telecommunication, Power and Metering, Agriculture, Transportation, Infrastructure and Manufacturing.
The summit will also feature multilateral institutions such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, and major public institutions and regulators in Nigeria such as Nigerian Export-Import Bank, Bank of Industry, Infrastructure Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Nigerian Communications Commission. The summit will equally feature participation from the 36 states of the Federation alongside 25 Embassies and diplomatic missions in Nigeria.
The summit will, among other things, highlight the success of the ease of business plan, new openings for business progress and profit maximization in all the areas concerned. In oil and gas for example, the summit will explore the potentials of social investment while examining the economic advantages of fossil fuels against biofuels from agriculture, in the quest for renewable energy.
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will be giving the keynote address.
Expected speakers at the epochal event include Mr. Oscar Onyema (CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange), Mr. Donald Duke (Former Governor, Cross River State Nigeria), Dr. Jumoke Oduwole (Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Industry, Trade and Investment), Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Proshare Nigeria Limited, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya (Managing Director, CMC Connect), Mark Anthony Chidolue Dike (Former Director of Tax Policy, FIRS, President, Chattered Institute of Directors Nigeria), Mrs. Ibim Semenitari (Former Commissioner for Information, Rivers State).
Attendance is open to Corporate Communications Executives, Media Practitioners across industrial strata and sections, Investment Bankers, Financial Advisers, Corporate Strategists, Publicity Managers, International Relations Experts, Business Development Managers, Economic Development Experts, Government Executives and Administrators,