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


ANNOUCEMENT

                                                                                 TO ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF

                                                                                  AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

  

                                                                                          CIRCULAR

 

          I am directed to inform the Staff and General Public that the Swiss authority has declared

Tuesday 24th and Tuesday 31st December 2019 as have days in preparation for Christmas and New Year.

Therefore, the Embassy will be closed at 12noon on these days. Also Wednesday, 25th and

Thursday 26th December, 2019 and Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd January 2020 has been

declared Public Holidays by the Federal Government of Nigeria in observance of the Christmas, Boxing day

and New Year celebration.

          The Embassy will remain closed on these days and resume normal duties on

Friday, 27th December, 2019 and Friday 3rd January 2020 respectively.      

 

Signed

 

Management

Embassy of Nigeria 

Bern.

 

 

 

 

The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Therefore, the  Embassy of Nigeria, Bern will not open to the public on 11th November, 2019 - (Click for more Info) >