The Nigeria Finance & Investment Forum 2013


An international conference on the role of Financial Institutions in the economic diversification of Nigeria

18 June 2013, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria


Following the institution of Nigeria’s Transformation Agenda in 2011, GDP growth has averaged 7% with a projection of 7-8% growth up to 2015. This is significant in the light of the global economic crisis. The Financial Sector reform has improved the capitalization of Nigerian Banks and there is a gradual recovery of the Stock Market. In addition to an improved management of the country’s external reserves, inflation and exchange rates are under control. But while the Nigerian economy has continued to record high growth, crude oil remains the dominant source of government revenue and export earnings. This prevailing structure exposes the Nigerian economy to the vagaries of the oil market. One of the key objectives of government under the Transformation Agenda therefore is to aggressively pursue a structural transformation of the economy from a mono product to a more inclusive, diversified and industrial economy.


With this background, Cowrie Partners is delighted to present its inaugural Nigeria Finance & Investment Forum which will hold on 18 June 2013 at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. This conference shall be held annually to address topical issues pertaining to the Nigerian Financial Services industry and developments in the Nigerian economy.


The 2013 Conference brings together policymakers, regulators, bankers, their top customers, major international investors and reputable financiers to draw attention to Nigeria’s non-oil investment opportunities and address the issue of how financial institutions can remain a catalyst for the sustainable growth of the economy.


This event will also provide a forum for international and local investors to meet one-on-one with key government officials so that both sides can establish the necessary rapport that leads to the making of beneficial investments.



  1. Lessons from the recent Banking Restructuring and the local strategy for compliance with Basel II and Basel III.

  2. Power, Real Estate, Agriculture and Aviation as game changers for the Nigerian economy.

  3. Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit and the role of Government, Banks, Pension Funds, Private Equity, Development Finance Institutions and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

  4. Capital Market integrity: value creation, investor protection and efficient markets.

  5. Where is Nigeria in the march towards achieving the Vision 20:2020 Economic Transformation Blueprint?


Speakers scheduled to participate at this Conference include:

  1. Chief Dr. Ernest A.O. Shonekan (former Nigerian Head of State)

  2. Mr. Donald Duke former Governor Cross Rivers State and Partner, Cowrie Partners

  3. Mr. Olusegun Aganga, Hon Minister of Trade & Investment Nigeria

  4. Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, Hon Minister National Planning
  5. Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, Hon Minister of Aviation Nigeria

  6. Professor Chinedu Nebo, Hon Minister of Power Nigeria

  7. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Hon Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development Nigeria

  8. Mr. Uche Orji, Managing Director, Nigeria Sovereign Wealth Fund
  9. Dr. Sam Amadi, Chairman/CEO Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission

  10. Arunma Oteh, Director General Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  11. Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

  12. Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi, Managing Director Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

  13. Mr. Oscar Onyema, CEO, The Nigerian Stock Exchange

  14. Dr. Konyin Ajayi, Managing Partner Olaniwun Ajayi LP

  15. Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, Managing Director UACN Property Development Company Plc

  16. Mr. Niyi Yusuf, Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria

  17. Mr. Opuiyo Oforiokuma, Managing Director ARM Infrastructure
  18. Mr. Dave Uduanu, Managing Director Pensions Alliance Limited

  19. Mr.Taiwo Adeniji,Director Financial Institutions/Advisory Services Africa Finance Corporation

  20. Mr. Ade Bajomo, Executive Director Market Operations/Technology, Nigerian Stock Exchange


We expect that as much as 200 delegates will attend this event from within and outside of Nigeria. These will be made up of local and international bankers, asset managers, private equity fund managers, commercial lawyers and accountants, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, multilateral financial institutions, policy makers, law makers and regulators. Cowrie Partners is working with Oxford Business Group as Media Partners and the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA); Oslo Norway to coordinate the attendance of Africa focused investors. We are also engaging investors from Asia and the UAE to facilitate their attendance.



  • You will be contributing to the efforts at diversifying the Nigerian economy and attracting the much required investment into Nigeria.

  • You will meet with high level Panel discussants, government officials, international investors and regulators and through direct interaction with them you will gain a better understanding of the Nigerian market.


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  • You will be seen to be contributing and playing a leading role in the efforts at diversifying the Nigerian economy and attracting the much required investment into Nigeria.

  • A positive way to advocate the points that are important to you before an international audience by speaking as a discussant in one of our Panel discussions. You may however elect to make a presentation or be interviewed on a topical issue.

  • Sustain your brand image as a market leader through our conference media campaigns before, during and even after the event.

  • Your representatives will meet with high level government officials, international investors and regulators. You will also be able to invite your customers and potential clients as complimentary guests who by attending will gain a better understanding of the Nigerian market.

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