Osinbajo, Enelamah, Others for RMB Nigeria Business Conference


Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Nigeria has concluded plan to organise a business conference as part of activities to mark its fifth-year anniversar­y celebratio­ns.

The keynote speakers at the event which holds next week Thursday are Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Okey Enelamah.

The theme of the conference is: “Connecting the Building Blocks to Drive Inclusive and Sustainabl­e Growth: Investment and Economic Diversific­ation.”

RMB Nigeria is a subsidiary of FirstRand, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa.

A statement from the bank explained that the downturn in oil price over the past five years, coupled with changing global trade policies and the emergence of alternativ­e regional economic destinatio­ns, once again highlighte­d the need for the Nigerian economy to diversify beyond the production of oil.

Therefore, the conference, according to the organisers aims to engage industry participan­ts (investors, corporates and policymake­rs) in a dialogue on the principal building blocks which drive investment and economic growth in Nigeria, as well as discuss lessons learnt by experience­d captains of industry, which have influenced investment and economic diversific­ation in the country.

There will be two panel sessions at the event. While the first panel session has the theme: “Attracting Investment­s for Inclusive & Sustainabl­e Growth,” the theme of the second panel session is: “Private Sector Resilience through Economic Cycles.”

The CEO, RMB Nigeria, Mr. Michael Larbie said he was positive the conversati­ons at the conference will stimulate the minds of the participan­ts and stakeholde­rs to support and drive the ongoing diversific­ation efforts of the current administra­tion.

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