In 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the Economic Recovery and Growth (ERG) Plan with a central objective of diversifying the economy beyond crude oil and hydrocarbon resources. The ERG plan also addresses the bottlenecks of investing and doing business in Nigeria by creating an enabling environment foreign investors. A number of incentives have been introduced and implemented in order to provide foreign investors in selected sectors ease of doing business.
Nigeria is France’s largest trading partner in Sub-saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean and there are still a lot of opportunities and incentives for French Companies and Nigerian Companies to collaborate together to further increase the business relations between both countries.
Spotlight Nigeria 2018 will spotlight on sectors in which the Nigerian economy is seeking for foreign investors and particularly sectors in which French Companies and investors can add value and which is in line with the French Government’s export strategy.
Some of these sectors to be covered during the plenary and panel sessions include:
Education and Capacity Building
Manufacturing & Processing
Real Estate and Construction
Digital & Technology
The Conference and Plenary sessions will feature a number of presentations and discussions on concrete projects and case studies involving partnerships between French Companies and Nigerian Companies and/or State governments (as in the case of PPPs).
There will also be a session during the event that Spotlights on Nigerian entrepreneurs running successful businesses in France; businesses turning over several millions of euros annually and creating employment opportunities for the working class here.
The event will end with a cocktail to afford participants the opportunity to unwind and network in a relaxed environment after business meetings, plenary sessions, and activities and enjoy the ambiance of Nigerian music.