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82 Nigerians Register For 2015 Global Economic Summit

Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ms Munat Roberts, the Vice Chairperson, West Coast Economic Summit (WCES), says no fewer than 82 Nigerians have been registered to participate at the 2015 Global Economic Summit.

Roberts spoke on Wednesday in Abuja that the summit would offer Nigerians an opportunity to network for investment and business opportunities.

She said that the summit, organised by WCES, was slated to hold in San Francisco, U.S. from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15 and would offer public and private organisations the opportunity to achieve global expansion.

“This is the first time we are extending our invitation to Nigeria to explore trade and economic cooperation among participants and we are also expecting participants from other African countries.

“We are expecting experts and investors from Congo, Sierra Leone, China, Germany, Korea and India.’’

According to her, the summit will offer representatives of government agencies both from the federal and state levels an opportunity to diversify the economy in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision.

She said that WCES would champion the cause of the Buhari-led administration’s strategy of diversifying the Nigerian economy away from reliance on crude oil to other sources of revenue.

“WCES will provide exclusive access to market intelligence, data analysis and businesses.

“We will offer an economic outlook that will enable companies make informed trade and investment decisions, formulate immediate and long-term strategies and devise framework that prioritises best market entry.

“WCES is uniquely positioned to provide organisations brand and market access to facilitate trade and investment into U.S. and Africa.

“We will also offer organisations various products and services that foster international business relations and access to key emerging and international markets,’’ the official said.

In addition, Roberts said the summit would also provide the opportunity for the identification of specific educational and industry trends that focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and international competitiveness.

The official further said that the summit was being organised by NTA in collaboration with WCES, and supported by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.

Roberts said the summit would also collaborate with Nigeria-USA Export and Investment Group, Nigerian Export/Import Bank, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a host of others.

“The summit will feature presentations on topical issues affecting key industries such as manufacturing, mines and minerals, health, agriculture, education, tourism, oil and gas, energy and infrastructure development,’’ she said.