PROGRAMME FOR NIGERIA BUSINESS AND INVESTORS FORUM, THEME: NIGERIA: “THE INVESTORS HAVEN”, 12 -13, SEPTEMBER, 2018 

 

VENUE: Renaissance Hotel Zurich Tower, Zurich, Switzerland

DAY 1, 12TH SEPTEMBER:

 

 

ACTIVITY

TIME

1

Registration/Welcome Coffee     

 

9:00 –9:45

2

National Anthem & Welcome Remarks:

H.E. Amb. Baba Madugu,

H.E. Anne Lugon-Moulin, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Francophone Div.,  FDFA (Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Rep. of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs  (SECO)

President NIDO Swiss

 

9:45 – 10:05

 

 

3

Introductory statements by Senior Nigerian Government representatives and partner associations: (5 minutes each)

 

10:05 – 10:30

4

Keynote 1: H.E.  Abubakar Bwari, Hon. Minister of Mines and Steel Development

 

Keynote 2: H.E. Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar Esq, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria

 

Keynote 3: Dr. Yonov Fredrick Agah, Deputy Director-General

World Trade Organization

 

Keynote 4: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

 

10:30–10:50

 

 

10:50 – 11:10

 

 

11:10 – 11:30

 

 

11:30-11:50

 

5

Interactive Q&A Session

Contributions from Senior Nigerian Government representatives (Ministries, Departments, and Agencies)

 

11:50 –12:30

6.

Lunch Break

 

12:30 – 14:00

7.

Company testimonials (Swiss and Nigerian Companies)

  • Zenith Bank, Mr. Tony Uzoebo
  • Syngenta, Luzius Caviezel
  • Buhler, Mr. Marcel Fischer
  • ABB, Mr. Tobias Becker
  • Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group, Mr. Jacque Pierkarski

 

14:00 –15:15

 

 

 

 

8.

Panel Discussion: Doing Business in Nigeria

 

Moderator: Mr. Michael Rheinegger, Swiss-African Business Circle

 

Panelists:

  • Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)
  • Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
  • Mr. Jacques Piekarski, Group CFO, TGI Group and President, Swiss-Nigeria Business Council (SNBC)
  • Mr. Fred Spinnler, Swiss Cham Africa
  • State Agencies for Investment Promotion
  • Diaspora Power Project
  • Luzius Caviezel, Syngenta

 

15:15 – 15:45

 

9.

Interactive Q&A Session

 

15:45 – 16:10

10.

Closing/Vote of Thanks by H.E. Amb Baba Madugu

 

16.10 –16:20

 

DAY 2, 13TH SEPTEMBER: 

 

ACTIVITY

TIME

1

 

Organized Company Visit: Buhler, Uzwil

9:00 – 16:00

2

Dinner

19:00 – 21:00

 

DAY 3, 14TH SEPTEMBER:

 

ACTIVITY

TIME

1

Departure

Private Arrangement


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