INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2017
One recent characteristics of the annual Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF), is the hosting of an international investment conference. Apart from the need to accentuate the position of the trade fair as the preeminent trade and investment forum in West and Central Africa, the conference will bring together major players in various sectors of the economy, especially the non oil sectors in the spirit of economic diversification and growth sustainability of the Nigerian economy. The investment conference is primed to be a prestigious business event which will take the form of series of dialog sessions on various sectors of the economy. These would be facilitated by eminent speakers from the private and public sectors of the economy.
The conference would
- Facilitate the removal of impediments to local capital formation and entrepreneurial aspirations.
- Institutionalize a mechanism for annual consultations and mutually beneficial exchange between local and international investors, on one hand; and local and international investors and key public sector players in the investment ecosystem in Nigeria, on the other.
- Raise or enhance the visibility of Lagos State and indeed Nigeria as a key destination for both foreign portfolio and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
- Address issues germane to the competitiveness of Nigeria as an investment destination in Africa.