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Message from HE Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria I am delighted to invite you to attend the Nigerian International Investors Forum (NIIF) 2012 in Lagos on 3 - 5 October 2012. My administration is very committed to the establishment of a strong foundation on which to build development for Nigerians with equal opportunities for all. We have therefore prioritised power generation and distribution, tackling corruption and security for Nigeria and the Niger Delta, along with Water, Health, Transport and an improved business environment for job creation and human empowerment. Building on the past decade of sustained economic and democratic development, I believe the nation has an abundance of significant opportunities to be explored for development and investment including bridging the infrastructure gap, revitalising agriculture and manufacturing, and rebalancing the dependence on oil. The challenge of generating inclusive development and improving national capacity and skills are also critical to achieving high growth rates. The NIIF provides a good platform to focus on how the private and public sector can forge sustainable partnerships in respect of reaching the national objective which is to become one of the top global economic leaders by the year 2020. With this abundance of investment opportunities, we will be glad to welcome a selected audience of business leaders and investors to assist the achievement of these goals. This Nigerian International Investors Forum will be organised by NIPC in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council and Image Affairs Nigeria. I hope that you will be able to attend this important event and look forward to welcoming you to Lagos.

Goodluck Jonathan


Message from Hon Olusegun O. Aganga Minister of Trade and Investment The Federal Republic of Nigeria It is my honour to welcome you to the 2nd Nigeria International Investors’ Forum. This year’s event, which is the product of a strategic collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and Image Affairs Nigeria (IAN), will build on the success recorded during the inaugural forum in 2010. The theme of this year’s forum, “Invest in Nigeria: Africa’s Premier Global Investment Destination”, is most appropriate, given the huge investment opportunities in Nigeria and the rare mix of a large and growing population in the midst of abundant natural resources. I’ll tell you, a ready market and raw materials are the basic ingredients for profitable investments. But the icing on the cake is that the Ministry of Trade and Investment is committed to providing an enabling environment to stimulate and sustain domestic investment and attract Foreign Direct Investment into all sectors of the Nigerian economy. Already, we have put in place friendly and sector-specific investment incentives and policies as part of our renewed efforts towards making our country, Nigeria, the preferred investment hub in Africa and globally. The renewed interest of local and foreign investors in the Nigerian economy, especially within the last one year of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration is an attestation to the fact that the environment is truly friendlier. I have no doubt that this forum provides a veritable platform, particularly for foreign investors, to explore and tap into the abundant investment opportunities in Nigeria. You are in the right environment where your investment equations can only be positive. On this note, I welcome you once again to Nigeria, the land of abundant opportunities. Thank you

Olusegun O. Aganga


Message from Peter Longworth, CMG Director-General, Commonwealth Business Council I am delighted that CBC is organising the 2nd Nigeria International Investors Forum in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission and Image Affairs Nigeria. This

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Commonwealth Business Council, and I am looking forward to playing a part in one of the most dynamic, fastest growing and entrepreneurial countries in Africa, if not the world. This year’s Forum will build on the success of the Inaugural Forum held in 2010, by showcasing the tremendous opportunities available to international investors in Nigeria. This year the Forum will have a strong State Level programme, and will be addressed by a number of Governors alongside Federal Ministers and representatives of international business. I look forward to meeting you in Lagos

Message from Eng. Mustafa Bello Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission It is with great pleasure that I again welcome you to the 2nd Nigeria International Investment Forum in Lagos. The event will showcase the abundant investment opportunities our nation is endowed with as well as show you the economic transformation agenda of President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. Nigeria has huge market potential and abundant natural resources and the Nigerian Government is dedicated to creating a business friendly climate that is attractive to international investors. To achieve this, the NIPC is reviewing investment policies and sector specific incentives in the country. As we partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Commonwealth Business Council and Image Affairs Nigeria, in organising a

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event, we urge you to take advantage of this all-important forum and visit Nigeria. You are heartily welcome! Thank you and God bless.

Message from H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs Nigeria I am delighted on behalf of Image Affairs Nigeria, to express our commitment to the success of this 2nd Nigeria International Investment Forum, through a deepening collaborative partnership with between The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Investment, The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission and the Commonwealth Business Council. Just as Africa is acknowledged as the new frontier for growth, Nigeria's

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unparalleled spectrum of opportunity for such enterprise is equally recognised and has therefore come to be the focus of this unique investment forum. At this conference prospective investors will receive all the information they will need to fully appreciate the business opportunities that abound in Nigeria. Image Affairs Nigeria are thus pleased to welcome you all to this dynamic and invaluable African investment forum.


Forum Programme Oriental Hotel, Lagos Day One - Wednesday 3 October 09:00 - 18:00

3 - 5 October

Registration

Invest in Nigeria Exhibition - Businesses states and government agencies Organised and opened by Hon. Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment

10:30 - 18:00 3 - 5 October

Arts and culture Exhibition

20:30 - 23:00

Nigeria International Investment Awards dinner

Organised and opened by Chief Edem Duke, Hon. Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation Eng. Mustafa Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission

Hosted by H.E Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Hon. Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, Minister of National Planning Hon. Amb Olugbenga Ashiru, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister for Trade and Investment H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs Nigeria Keynote address: Aliko Dangote, President & Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group

Day Two - Thursday 4 October 08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:30 – 11:00

Opening Ceremony: Nigeria, ‘Africa’s premier global investment destination’ It is predicted that by 2050 Nigeria will be the nation with the largest GDP in Africa. This session will examine the opportunities and challenges to realise that outcome through accelerated economic growth, trade and investment and enterprise development. Peter Longworth, Director General, Commonwealth Business Council Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank and Board Member, Commonwealth Business Council Hon Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister for Finance Hon Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister for Trade and Investment Keynote Address: H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria

11:00 – 11:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00

Plenary 1: Investing in Energy: Power The Government of Nigeria has made power and infrastructure investment a priority. The Road Map for Power sector Reform sets out the strategy to help achieve the goal of generating 20,000 MW by 2015 and 40,000 MW by 2020. This will require an estimated $85 billion of investment and creates major opportunities for investors. This session will discuss ways and means of achieving those aims with private sector involvement. Hon Professor Bart Nnaji, Minister of Power Shell Nigeria

13:00 – 14:30

State Lunch: Hosted by Governor, State 1

14:30 – 16:00

Plenary 2: Mining and Minerals - Nigeria’s abundance of untapped resources Having thrived prior to the 1970s, the country’s mining sector is ready to be reinvigorated as part of plans to diversify beyond oil and gas. Coal offers a good potential with some 640 million tonnes of proven reserves and over 2.75 billion tonnes of inferred reserves. Steel is a top non-energy mining priority, essential to support rising demand for construction and development, which will require development of the domestic industry supported by iron ore production. Chair: Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Group Advisory Board and Co-Chair, Australia – Nigeria Trade and Investment Council Hon Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada, Minister of Mines and Steel Development

16:00 – 16:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

16:15 - 17:15

Invest in Nigeria, the Way Forward “With a population of over 150 million, Nigeria is every investors delight” Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Commonwealth Business Forum, Perth, 2012

17:15 – 18:45

Business Roundtable A: Petrochemicals

Hon Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources

Business Roundtable B: Telecommunications Hon. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman NCC

Business Roundtable C: Manufacturing Aliko Dangote, President/ CEO Dangote Group Yinka Akande, DG/CEO Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Dr. Isuwa K. Adamu, DG/CEO Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology


Forum Programme Day Three - Friday 5 October 08:30 – 09:30

Networking Breakfast

09:30 – 11:00

Plenary 3: Agriculture - Nigeria's next growth market Agriculture, which accounts for about 30% of GDP and two thirds of employment, is ripe for development with new approaches to commercialise the sector with technology and modern production methods. Grains, cassava, poultry, cocoa and fisheries have great potential and could benefit from modern management. Agro-processing offers good opportunities to cater to the sizable domestic market. Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Makhtar Diop, Vice President World Bank Africa region, World Bank Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Niger State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum

11:00 – 11:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00

State Investment Roundtable: Hosted by Governor HE Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom State

13:00 – 14:30

State Lunch: Hosted by Governor, State 3

14:30 – 16:00

Business Roundtable D: Aviation, taking off in new directions Chair: HE Andrew Lloyd, British High Commission, Abuja Hon. Stella Oduah - Ogiemwonyi, Minister of Aviation

Business Roundtable E: Housing and Construction Part 1 - Housing Hon. Amal Pepple, CFR, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Nigeria Arc. Terver Gemade, Federal Housing Authority Nigeria

Part 2 - Public Works Hon. Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works, Nigeria

Business Roundtable F: Transportation Hon. Idris A. Umar, Minister of Transport

Part 1 - Shipping and port development Part 2 - Roads and Rail 16:00 – 16:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

16:30 – 18:00

Plenary 4: Public Private Partnerships and PFI - Private sector joins Government to sustain economic growth Increased investment in infrastructure will be essential to underpin accelerated economic growth and Private Public Partnerships (PPP) offer a mechanism to share risk as well as increase private sector participation. This session will focus on priority projects and sectors that are ripe for PPPs. Bolanie Onagorawa, Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprise Mansur Ahmed, Director General, Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission

18:00 – 18:30

Closing session

*Speakers tbc


Gallery

HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria and Aigboje Aig�Imoukhuede, Group Managing Director, Access Bank, at Commonwealth Business Forum Perth 2011

Umar M. Nadada, Director General, Smedan and Hon Olusegun O. Aganga Minister for Trade and Investment, Nigeria

HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria and Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Group Advisory Board and Co-Chair, Australia – Nigeria Trade and Investment Council, at the Commonwealth Business Forum Perth 2011

HE Gabriel Suswam, Governor, Benue State addressing the Investing Benue State Roundtable at the Commonwealth Business Forum 2011, Perth, Australia

HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, with H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs at the African Union Summit.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group and Hon Olusegun O. Aganga Minister for Trade and Investment, Nigeria

Hon Professor Bart Nnaji, Minister of Power addressing the Ministerial Power Summit 2012


The Organisers Commonwealth Business Council The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) was established in 1997 with a direct mandate from Heads of Commonwealth Governments to promote trade and investment amongst 54 member nations and increase economic linkages with non‐member countries. CBC’s goal is to achieve economic empowerment for shared global prosperity through the enhancement of private sector contribution to social and economic development. For more information please visit our website www.cbcglobal.org

Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission NIPC is a Federal Government Agency in Nigeria which was established to encourage, promote, and coordinate investments in Nigeria. The Agency provides services for the grant of business entry permits, licenses, authorizations and incentives in a One-Stop-Shop environment. The services are provided in a co-ordinated, streamlined, efficient and transparent manner to meet the needs of investors. NIPC is working in partnership with the CBC and IAN. www.nipc.gov.ng

Image Affairs Nigeria Image Affairs Nigeria Ltd was incorporated in 2009, the company was formed to preserve, promote and develop the positive image of Nigeria and provides prospective investors with access to first-hand information regarding the opportunities open to them in Nigeria. Image Affairs Nigeria Ltd is engaged as a consultant to the Nigerian investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and also acts as a senior representative of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in Nigeria, and partners with both NIPC and CBC on a number of Investment driven projects and programmes. The company’s motto is: One Nation, One People, One Destination. info@imageaffairsnigeria.com

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