Agri-Investments and Capital Markets (AICM2021) - Accessing Alternative Funding Instruments for Agri Financing

The Agri-Investments and Capital Markets Forum (AICM2021) seeks to shed light on the opportunities, constraints, and gaps for alternative investors, financiers, and capital market players. This event shall be a one-day event held in a hybrid format (Virtual & Physical).


The primary objective of the forum is to facilitate the establishment of an agribusiness pipeline for the capital markets and other non-conventional financial markets - with a focus on high-value commodities such as; cocoa, cashew, and ginger. In addition to this, the forum will critically ex-ray the Nigerian capital market, policies, challenges, as well as unlock the enormous potentials and opportunities in the multi-trillion-naira sector. Other objectives include;

  • Demonstrating and showcasing investment products and how to structure products suited for Nigeria’s Agribusiness Sector

  • Exploring Structured Ag Commodity Trade Finance in Nigeria

  • Exploring how policymakers and regulators can further promote sustainable and integrated securities markets, Investor Confidence and enhance global coordination and converged regulation for agribusiness development in Nigeria

  • Showcasing options that are available to investors in the Nigerian capital markets, seeking to diversify their portfolios – through the showcase of viable opportunities with a focus on high-value commodities, and exploring mechanisms that need to be in place to establish effective investor protection and financial stability

  • Engaging critical stakeholders and actors to holistically ex-ray the Nigerian capital market, its policies, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Fostering effective sharing and exchange of ideas, knowledge, best practices, and experiences using AFEX as a caste study.

  • Identifying other non-conventional funding pipelines and entry strategies for agribusinesses.

An array of attendee speakers and panelists; 

  • Mr. Aliyu Abbati Abdulhameed, MD/CEO NIRSAL

  • Mr. Kenneth Obiajulu, MD/CEO One Capital

  • Mr. Agama Emomotimi, Head, REMII, SEC

  • Ms. Jumoke Ogundare, Group CEO ARM Group.

  • Mr. Emeka Ngene, Head, DLM Advisory Partners

  • Ms. Elizabeth Olanrewaju Nwabkwo, MD/CEO, Oklan Best Ventures

  • Mr. Debo Abodunrin, CEO, Truvis Agro

  • Mr. Baosun Omofaye, CEO & Executive Editor, Frontier Africa Reports

  • Mr. Debo Abodunrin, CEO, Truvis Agro

  • Ms.Elizabeth Olanrewaju Nwankwo, MD/CEO, Oklan Best Ventures

  • Ms. Fiona Ahimie, MD, FBNQuest Securities

  • Mr. Eze Nwakanma, Head, Agric Value Chain Fin & Invest Services, NIRSAL

  • Ms. Florence Bola-Balogun, Senior Associate, AELEX

  • Ms. Olayemi Anyanechi, Managing Partner, Sefton Fross

  • Ms. Bukola Awosanya, Head, Agric Desk, Sterling Bank

  • Ms. Funto Olasemo, Vice President, Financial Markets, AFEX

  • Mr. Sunil Dhanuka, Country Head, Valency Agro Nigeria Ltd

  • Mr. Chuka Mordi, MD, Ellah Lakes Plc

  • Mr. Kayode Omosebi, Director, Seeder & Ash Capital

  • Mr. Sahil Gupta, General Manager, Olam International

  • Ms. Tinuade Awe, Executive Director, Regulation, Nigeria Exchange Group

  • Mr. Patrick Okoh, Supply Chain Mgr, Global Plex

  • Mr. Jude Chiemeka, Head, Trading Business, Nigerian Exchange

  • Mr. Taiwo Okeowo, Deputy Managing Director, FBNMerchant bank.

  • Mr. Teslim Shitta-Bey, Chief Economist/Managing Editor Proshare Nigeria Ltd.

  • Mr. Humphrey Oriakhai, MD CEO PAC Capital

Discussion topics:

  • Agricultural investments and the opportunities for capital markets

  • Structuring and accessing funding for agribusiness via the capital markets

  • Accessing funding and international markets via SABEX

  • Developing and structuring commercial papers to finance agribusiness activities in Nigeria

  • Overcoming the bottlenecks and hurdles around fundraising in Nigeria

  • Getting listed as an agribusiness on the Nigerian stock exchange and bankability metrics for investment readiness

  • Generating profitable returns from the agricultural sector for the capital markets

  • Analysing the current state of agribusiness participation and promoting Agribusiness inclusion in the Nigerian Capital Markets

  • Policy guidelines for agribusiness finance through the capital market.

  • Agribusiness presentations

Venue: Four Points By Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: 30th June, 2021 8am - 5pm (WAT)

Admission at the physical venue of this event is invite-only. Kindly fill the registration form to indicate interest.

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