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SA-NIGERIA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE: SANDTON

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber held its flagship event of the year on 24 June at the Sandton Convention Centre. Delegates heard analysts, business leaders and commentators talk about sub-Saharan Africa's two biggest markets -South Africa and Nigeria - sharing their experiences of and insights into doing business in Nigeria. The issue of future collaboration and how to move the relationship forward was also discussed.


SPEAKERS

  • Ibikunle Olatunji, Tax Head: Africa, Orica; President, SA-Nigeria Business
    Chamber
  • Sola Adegbesan, Head of Global Markets: Foreign Exchange & Money Market
    Sales, Standard Bank
  • Celeste Fauconnier, Africa Economist, Rand Merchant Bank (IBC)
  • Nick Ndirito, Analyst, Allan Gray
  • Margaret Dawes, Executive Director, Sanlam Pan Africa
  • Sifiso Nzimande, GM, Transnet International Holdings
  • Bode Adediji, Chairman/CEO, Bode Adediji Partnership (Nigeria)
  • Ebele Enunwa, CEO, Sundry Foods (Nigeria)
  • Kehinde Buraimoh, KB & Company Barristers and Solicitors (Nigeria)
  • Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber, CEO, Africa @
    Work
  • Joel Chimhanda, CEO, JC Capital
  • Tamsin Freemantle, Founder, Tamsin Collins cc, Board Member, SA-Nigeria
    Business Chamber
  • Prof Mills Soko, Head of International Business & Strategy, Wits Business
    School
  • Nonye Omotola, MD, Africa Communications Group
    Petrus de Kock, General Manager: Research, Brand South Africa
  • Ambassador Mokgethi Monaisa, Former SA Consul General to Nigeria
  • Richard Sanders, Managing Director, S Tax

DATE:
Monday 24 June 2019
VENUE: Boardroom 1 8, 2, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

PROGRAMME

08h00-09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00-09h30 Welcome and Introduction

 

  • Ibikunle Olatunji – President, South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber
  • Introduction: Nigerian High Commissioner to SA, Ambassador Kabiru Bala
  • Remarks: Alan Mukoki, CEO, SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry
09h30-10h00 OPENING ADDRESS: Nigeria: What to expect in Buhari’s new term

 

Dr Doyin Salami - Director, Nigerian Economic Summit Group; CEO Kainos Edge Consulting (Lagos)

10h00-10h45 PANEL 1: SA and Nigeria: Still the Economic Giants of Africa?

 

MODERATOR: Joel Chimhanda, CEO, JC Capital

PANEL:

  • Dr Doyin Salami - Nigerian Economic Summit Group
  • Sola Adegbesan – Head of Global Markets: Foreign Exchange & Money Market Sales, Standard Bank
  • Celeste Fauconnier – Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rand Merchant Bank
10h45-11h30  PANEL 2: Investing in Nigeria: Where is the Money Going?

 

MODERATOR: Tamsin Freemantle, Member of the Board, SA-NBC

PANEL:

  • Nick Ndiritu – Portfolio Manager, Allan Gray Ex-SA Equity Fund & Ex-SA Bond Fund
  • Margaret Dawes - Executive Director: Sanlam Pan Africa
  • Omosalewa Adeyemi, Global Partnerships and Expansion, Flutterwave
11h30 REFRESHMENTS
11h45-12h10 Investing in Nigeria: What you need to know

 

Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO,Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Abuja

12h10-13h00 PANEL 4: Doing Business in Nigeria: Company Insights

 

MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC

PANEL:

  • Bode Adedeji – Executive Chairman, Bode Adediji Partnership, Lagos
  • Ebele Enunwa – Managing Director, Sundry Foods, Nigeria  
  • Sifiso Nzimande – Transnet Rail Freight
13h00-13h45 LUNCH
13h45-14h15 PANEL 5: Tax and Regulation: Issues and Trends

 

MODERATOR: Dianna Games, SA-NBC

PANEL:

  • Tax Landscape – Ibikunle Olatunji, Tax Lead Africa, Orica
  • Regulatory Red Flags – Kehinde Buraimoh, Partner, KB & C, Nigeria
14h15-14h45 SA and Nigeria: Perspectives on a Complex Relationship

 

Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd (Nigeria)

14h45-15h35 PANEL 6: How to Forge a New Era in Collaboration

 

MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC

PANEL:

  • Petrus de Kock, Brand South Africa
  • Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd
  • Prof Mills Soko, International and Business Strategy, Wits Business School
  • Nonye Omotola, MD, Africa Communications Media Group
15h35-15h40 Closing Remarks

 

Hon Godwin Adama, Consul General of Nigeria

15h40

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