Deputy Senate President leads Nigeria Delegation at ATIGS 2018


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

Nigerian state governors, ministers, public sector officials, entrepreneurs, capital investors as well as corporate leaders, will gather at the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), to discuss and take learning from success stories of the Nigerian market as well as business and investment opportunities regarding the development of Nigerian economy.

Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Hon Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu including H.E Atiku Abubakar
former Vice President of Nigeria, Hon Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hon Dr. Kalu I. Kalu, three-time Finance Minister of Nigeria, H.E Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Executive Governor of Gombe State, H.E Barr. Nyesom Wike, Executive Governor of Rivers State, alongside corporate executives from the Company; Nicholas Nyamali, Group Managing Director and CEO, Investment One Financial Services, Mr Umana Okon Umana, MD & CEO, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode SAN, FCIArb, FCTI, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be sharing their experiences and the Nigerian perspective at the two day event.

Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 is the foremost biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa. ATIGS is a platform for businesses to expand into new markets and to grow in popularity in the public-private sector. The event attracts over 2,000 participating businesses from over 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.

ATIGS 2018 is scheduled to take place on June 24 to 26 at the World Trade Center Washington D.C, under the main theme “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets”. Some of the panel discussions in the 2018 edition of the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit include, Investment Opportunities in Gombe State; Investment Opportunities in Rivers State; Investment Opportunities in Nigeria – The Path Less Trodden; Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria- the Nigerian Experience: Legal Landscape.

Hon Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu is best placed to speak on Regional Integration in Africa, addressing specific issues relevant to integrating Africa, and managing a smart supply chain some of which are policies, programs, and initiatives needed to encourage and promote regional integration in the African region.

The organizer of the event, Global Attain Advancement (GAA), are optimistic of the outcome of the 2018 edition of the Summit and looking forward for more African participation in the future.