In an effort to improve Nigeria’s global trading ecosystem, Welcome2Africa International in partnership with Zenith Carex International Limited is pleased to be the host of the upcoming Nigeria Seaports Investment Forum taking place on the 28th - 29th of September 2022 (NSIF2022).
With the theme “Repositioning Nigeria’s Seaports for Investment and Trade Attractiveness”, the forum will address major bottlenecks like congestion, technological advancement, infrastructural deficiency, dredging, port equipment, security, logistics, and training that represent opportunities for investors at the seaports.
This maiden edition of the forum is set to drive investment interest into all the seaports in Nigeria including the Lagos Apapa Port, Tin Can Island port in Lagos, Calabar Port, the Delta Warri Port, Lekki Port, Rivers Port, and the Onne Port also in Rivers State.
Partners of NSIF2022 include the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC), Ministry of Trade and Investment, AFEX, and Oneport365. The organizers say the program will cover issues on investments, security, infrastructure, technology, policy, international trade with Europe and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), with sessions including:
Technology and Trade Potential – The Future of Seaports in Nigeria
EU-Nigeria Agro-Commodities trade and expansion mechanism
Increasing Trade through Improving Port Safety & Security in Nigeria
This program will bring together major stakeholders with speakers like:
Hajiya Saratu A. Umar: Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer - Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).
Dr Ezra Yakusak: Executive Director/CEO - Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC).
Dr Adelana Olamilekan: MD/CEO - Zenith Carex International Limited.
Adesoji Adesugba: Managing Director - Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA).
Prof. Eghosa Osaghae: Director General - Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).
Mr Soji Apampa: Co-Founder & CEO - Convention for Business Integration (CBI)
Barr. Olufunmilayo Folorunso: Secretary General - African Shipowner Association.
Justyna Sitarska: Head of Foreign Trade Office - Polish Investment &Trade Agency. Etc.
The forum will provide an adequate opportunity for stakeholders to connect agro-producers, agribusiness, exporters and importers across Nigeria and Europe.