Finance Minister confirmed to speak at the Nigeria Summit 2014

The Economist Events has announced Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance, Hon. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has just confirmed to speak.

Minister Okonjo-Iweala will be joining 350 global leaders comprising government ministers, international investors and leaders of Nigerian society for the Nigeria Summit, scheduled  for March 24th and 25th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.

One of the key themes driving this year’s summit will be how Nigeria can turn its unprecedented economic growth into wider social prosperity. This discourse comes at a fascinating time in Nigeria’s development. A recently recalculated GDP suggests that Nigeria’s economy is now the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa. How Nigerian leaders employ this economic power to tackle poverty and uneven development, remains a key question for the country and potentially the strategic issue for the nation.

As The Economist Events has stated, “as Nigeria reflects upon this historic milestone, delegates will be looking to the country’s future. Joined by key Government ministries, international investors, industry and business leaders, the summit will explore the next stage of Nigeria’s great economic and social transition.”

The architects of Nigeria’s future will be in attendance. Alongside Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance, Hon. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the summit will feature key speakers including Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Akinwunmi Adesina; Minister for Communications Technology, Hon. Omobola Johnson; Special Representative of the Chinese Government for African Affairs, Zhong JianhuaFounder and Chairman, Indorama Corporation, Sri Prakash Lohia; and Managing Director of Investments and Secretary of the Investment Committee, Wendel Group, Stephane Bacquaert.

The Summit is organised by The Economist Events and supported by the Platinum sponsors: Etisalat, FirstBank, GT Bank, Siemens and Standard Chartered; Gold sponsors: Accenture and Hangar 8; Silver sponsor Oando; Exhibitor sponsors Oracle and P&G; and Official logistics supplier: DHL.

For further information on the summit visit nigeriasummit.com

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