The Honourable Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga; her counterpart in the Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; and the Director General, Nigerian Pension Commission, Mrs Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, have been confirmed to lead speakers at the 2014 annual investors conference being hosted by the FBN Capital, reports ITRealms.
FBN Capital Limited is the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc.
ITRealms recalls that this year is the 4th edition of its annual investor conference, holding on the 11th and 12th of November 2014 at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, with the theme “Lifting the lid on emerging Nigeria”, which focuses on the recently rebased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria, and how investors and stakeholders could tap into the potential that this new data presents.
ITRealms gathered that also lined up to speak at the event is Dr. Anil Gupta, a scholar widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and entrepreneurship. He will be discussing his ideas on how Nigeria could handle the “too big to ignore” tag which comes with the elevated position the country finds itself in after the rebasing.
Dr. Gupta is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers” and is one of only three professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business.
ITRealms recalls that Nigeria’s revised GDP for 2013 is currently N80.2 trillion (US$509.9 billion). This represents an increase of about 89% over the old GDP estimate for 2013, and the new GDP numbers paint a more realistic picture of the economy by showing that the Nigerian economy is more diversified than previously estimated or reported.
As said by the Managing Director of FBN Capital, Mr. Kayode Akinkugbe, “Over the last three years, we have explored key aspects of Nigeria’s economic evolution as it transitions from a frontier to an emerging economy. This year, we will consider how Nigeria can capitalize on the recent GDP rebasing which has propelled it to the position of the largest economy in Africa, and also shine the spotlight on previously under-represented fast-growing sectors of the economy which the recent rebasing has brought into focus.”
In 2014, FBN Capital was recognized as the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria for the third year running by Global Finance Magazine. It was also recognized in the World Finance Banking Awards as the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria and the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards as the Best Local Investment Bank in 2013.+Remmy Nweke +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)
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