About our 2021 Conference
This conference is of high strategic importance as it comes at a time when African development and sub-regional economic integration are being discussed at the National level. This conference has the following objectives:
Identify and resolve inhibitors
To identify and resolve the inhibitors to sustainable national development and regional integration with a view of improving digital economy, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and businesses in the new normal after covid-19 pandemic.
Discuss policy framework
To discuss and agree on the needed policy frameworks, legal regimes, developmental models, the role and engagement of relevant stakeholders in national development.
Discuss challenges & opportunities
To provide a platform for discussion on the current position of, national development, digital economy and how MSMEs, businesses will thrive in the new normal.
Introduction of Participants
Philips Emeto, FBDI - President, Chairman of Council of IBD
ECOWAS, DFID, UNCTAD, AFDB, NASME, Chamber of Commerce, National Assembly
Minister of Trade and Investment - Otunba Niyi Adebayo
Presentation of an overview on the business environment in Nigeria, national development and businesses in the new normal.
Overview of the Institute
Dr Paul Ikele, FBDI – Registrar/ CEO IBD
Presentation of conference objectives, expected outcome and agenda
Selection and presentation of rapporteurs and establishment of the Communique drafting Group
Dr. Charles Enweugwu, FBDI
Financial Resiliency: The Steps to Financial Recovery
His Excellency Mohammadu Buhari, President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria
His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State
Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Federal Republic of Nigeria
His Excellency Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Honourable Minister of Science and Technology
Dr Friday Okpara, FBDI
Dr. Stephen Odo FBDI
Dr. Virginia Benson-Eluwa, FBDI
Dr. Jamoh Bashir, FBDI
Dr Olusola Obabori, FBDI
Dikko Umaru Radda, PhD