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Arc. Namadi Sambo, GCON, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria




ABOUT CNIC The High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in partnership with the Canadian Council on Africa and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce the Canada-Nigeria Investment Conference (CNIC) 2013 with the theme: Canada-Nigeria Synergy Vision 20:2020. The highly anticipated Conference is designed in line with the vision 20:2020 Economic Transformation Agenda of the government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. It will be held in Canada’s business capital, Toronto, and is expected to bring together more than 400 participants from public and private sectors, including government officials of the two countries. Nigeria is Canada’s largest economic partner in sub-Saharan Africa and both countries enjoy an ongoing bilateral trade relationship worth more than $3billion in 2011. Nigeria presents new opportunities for Canadian businesses to invest in a wide range of key sectors such as telecommunication, transportation, infrastructure, manufacturing, aeronautics, engineering, oil and Gas, Education, ICT, Health, Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Security and Tourism.

Vice President, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Arc. Namadi Sambo, GCON, will declare the investment conference open.

Canadian private sector presence in Nigeria is substantial and multifaceted. To mention a few, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) won a competitive bid in 2011 to manage the Transmission Company of Nigeria, which currently acts as Market and System Operator, and Transmission Service Provider. Also the Canadian consulting firm CPCS has worked on the 27km Lagos “Blue Line” project, the first of seven proposed light rail lines around the megacity. Currently, CPCS is helping Nigeria to improve its electricity shortage by attracting a large number of Foreign Direct Investment in the new Independent Power Plants (IPPs).


Adams Oshiomhole, Governor of Edo State

Abiola Ajimobi,

Governor of Oyo State

The Honourable Olugbenga Ashiru,

Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga,

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria

Jonah David Jang,

Governor of Plateau State

Communication Technology Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Federal Minister of Trade and Investment of Nigeria

Senator Bala Mohammed,

Federal Capital Territory Minister

His Excellency Chief Roberts U. Orya, Ojo Uma Maduekwe, The MD/CEO Nexim Bank Nigeria High Commissioner


The Honourable Ed Fast, Canadian Minister of Trade (TBC)

JAMES M. FLAHERTY, P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance (TBC)

His Excellency Christopher Cooter,

High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria


Hon. Omobola Johnson, Minister of

Arc. NamadiSambo,

GCON, Vice President, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria


Premier of Ontario (TBC)

Musa-Mohammed Sada, Minister of Mines - Nigeria

Ama Pepple,

Dr. Akinwunmi

Minister of Urban and Ayo Adesina, Federal Housing Developement Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Princess Stella Professor Onyebuchi Oduah-Ogiemwonyi, Chukwu, Federal Ministry of Health

Honourable Perrin Beatty

Aliko Dangote,

Sarah Alade, Wale Tinubu, Dr. Eugene President and Chief Officer Deputy GovernorExecutive Co-Founder and Ikemefuna, CEO,

CEO Dangote Group

of Central Bank

CEO, Oando Group

Minister of Aviation

His Excellency Ambassador Charles

Nigerian Communications Nduka Onianwa, Nigeria High Commissioner Commission

The Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 192,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Perrin is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the Canadian Chamber’s members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public. Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, Perrin grew up in Fergus, Ontario and graduated from the

Honourable Perrin Patricia Malikail, GeneralOntario in Dr.1971. Isa Odidi, PetertoKieran, University of Western In 1972 he was elected the Director, Africa Bureau, Chairman/CEO of CPCS Beatty, President and Chief House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative, and inPresident 1979 heofwas

of Foreign Affairs Intellipharmaceutics Executive Officer The Canadian Department appointed Minister of State (Treasury Board) in the government of Joe and International Trade Chamber of Commerce (TBC) Clark. He held six additional portfolios in subsequent Progressive

Conservative governments, including National Revenue in 1984, Solicitor General in 1985, National Defence in 1986, Health and Welfare in 1989, Communications in 1991, and Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1993.

In 1994, Perrin joined a number of private sector boards and worked as a consultant in the field of communications. He was an Honorary Visiting Professor with the Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, and he wrote a weekly column on government and politics for a major Canadian newspaper. From 1995 to 1999, Perrin was President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In 2008, Perrin was named Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Uzo Udemba,

Chairman and CEO of The Udemba Group


The Right Honourable Joe Clark, Vice-Chairman of the Global Leadership Foundation

Janice Stein,

Director, Munk School of Global Affairs (TBC)

Paul Hinks,

Chief Executive of Symbion Power, Chairman of the Corporate Council of Africa

Melissa T. Cook, CFA, Founder and Managing Director of African Sunrise Partners LLC

Nola Kianza,

Benoit La Salle,

Lucien Bradet,

Perrin has served on aMBA, number ofPresident Canadian advisory committees, is a member of the Founder of CCAfrica andgovernment CEO, FCPA, FCA, advisory council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a member of the board CCAfrica Chair of the Board of of directors of theofCanadian Directors CCAfrica International Council and of Mitsui Canada.


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AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE To provide Canadian and Nigerian governments, private investors and business leaders the platform for a mutually beneficial discussion and one-on-one interaction on the economy, investment and other trade related information between the two countries.


Explore the opportunities that exist in both countries Identify perceived and real constraints to investment in both countries Develop mutually agreed strategies to address bureaucratic and administrative bottlenecks and barriers to investments Provide opportunities to share experiences and network Develop a database of participants to facilitate the follow-up process Identify long-term strategies for attracting large and sustainable capital inflows


“Strengthening Canada-Nigeria Relations through Investment and Trade�


Trade and Investment Hydropower Agriculture Mining and Steel Water Resources Public Works FCT/Urban Renewal Environment Housing Nigerian Export Promotion

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ATTENDING State Governors of Nigeria Potential Investors from Canada and Nigeria Entrepreneurs Exporters/Importers Consulting Firms Directors of Companies Government Institutions Market and Business Specialists


High level Government officials, Parliamentarians and CEOs of leading Businesses, in both countries. CEOs of leading businesses in the multi-lateral platforms; private sector, international development institutions, academia, non-governmental organizations and civil societies. Prominent dignitaries, both local and international, will be part of this event.


FEATURES OF THE CONFERENCE Key features of the book will be high profile interviews from the Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Nigerian Vice President Arc. Namadi Sambo, Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs Honourable Olugbenga Ashiru, Nigerian Ambassador to Canada High Commissioner Ojo Maduekwe, Nigerian and Canadian Permanent Secretaries and Directors in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs among others.

PUBLICITY The Canada-Nigeria Investment Conference will be a significant media event. Other features include: • Welcome Cocktails • Red Carpet and Interviews • Gala Night • A Special commemorative event of music and theatre is anticipated and will be beamed live to a wide international audience. This will involve performances by Nigerian and Canadian musicians, comedy breaks by Nigerian and Canadian talents and spiced with the best of Nigerian and Canadian cuisine.

NIGERIA’S LEADERSHIP ROLES IN AFRICAN AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS Canada recognises Nigeria’s leadership role in African and global affairs, particularly Nigeria’s significant contribution to international peace and security through the latter’s participation in peace keeping operations in the world. In 2005, Nigeria become a major troop contributor to the African Union’s Mission in Sudan, and the subsequent United Nations and African union Mission in Darfur. Nigeria is presently the second largest troop contributing African nation to UN peacekeeping operations and the fifth largest globally, with around 5,400 personnel deployed in Darfur and Liberia alone. Canada strengthened its peace and security cooperation with Nigeria by providing material and training support to Nigeria’s troops in Sudan until 2009. Canada has helped to develop Nigeria’s peacekeeping capabilities through a number of capacitybuilding and training programmes. Canada has also supported the professionalization of Nigeria’s military though the Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP). 6

CANADA-NIGERIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS Trade relations between Canada and Nigeria have increased exponentially from a modest 700 million dollars in 2007 to 2.7 billion at the end of 2011. This is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although Canada’s exports to Nigeria have increased by more than 200% since 2004, they have been fairly steady since 2009 and were $227.3 million in 2011. Bilateral trade between Canada and Nigeria has been facilitated by the return to Nigeria of Export Development Canada (EDC), which in March 2011 announced a $7 million investment fund through which it helps develop opportunities in Nigeria for Canadian companies. The fund is focused on sectors which mirror Canada’s strongest export sectors, notably oil and gas, telecommunication, mining and financial services.

investors from both countries of the protection of their investments. In the area of development assistance, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is focusing its bilateral program, which totalled almost $26 million fiscal 2011-2012, to support key government health institutions to deliver high-impact and costeffective maternal and child health interventions at the community level. This assistance is aimed at reducing the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Nigeria, which is high at 630 deaths per 100, 000 live births in 2010. The neonatal, infant and under-five mortality rates are similarly high. In 2010, over 850,000 Nigerian children under five years old died, which is about 10% of the global child mortality figure. The growing number of Nigerians who work or study in Canada is a positive factor in the cultural and peopleto-people exchange between the two countries. This has accounted for the high number of the members of the Nigerian Diaspora in Canada, which is estimated at more than 200,000. In 2011, Canada approved 9,563 temporary resident permits, 200 work permits and 1,507 study permits for Nigerians.

The Canadian business presence in Nigeria is substantial and multi-faceted. Canadian interests cover a full range of key sectors, including oil and gas, telecommunications, manufacturing, aeronautics, energy, and engineering and education services. New areas with high potential for growth are mining technology as well as transportation. Recent and ongoing efforts by the Nigerian Government to reform the banking sector in Nigeria will provide a more conductive foreign investment environment for potential Canadian firms and businessmen to invest in Nigeria. Both countries are determined to sign the Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) to ensure 7

Time Thursday May 2nd 7:30 am - 9:00 am


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibition Open

9:00 am - 9:30 am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS • Lucien Bradet, President and CEO, The Canadian Council on Africa • His Excellency Ojo Maduekwe, High Commissioner to Canada • The Honourable Ed Fast, Canadian Minister of Trade (TBC) • His Excellency Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria • Arc. Namadi Sambo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, GCON

9:30 am - 9:50 am

FDI AS THE BACKBONE FOR VISION 20:2020 Keynote Address: Update on the Policy Architecture for Vision 20: 2020 (Challenges and Opportunities) • Speaker: Minister of Naitonal Planning Shamsuddeen Usman (TBC) or Minister of Finance Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (TBC), to present the Vision 20: 2020, Nigeria’s economic blueprint. This plan aims to place Nigeria among the top 20 largest world economies by the year 2020, with a GDP of US $900 Billion. Nigeria expects to attract $130 billion in private capital over the next ten years as it builds up to achieve its goals. President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda is tailored to achieve Vision 20: 2020. This transformative agenda focuses on good governance, infrastructure, human capital development, jobs creation, better resources management, elimination of corruption and sustained economic development.

9:55 am - 10:15 am

Address: Regulatory Framework to Protect Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria • Speaker: Minister of Trade and Investment Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga. Presentation on the policies and programs that the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment (FMTI) has enacted in order to protect capital and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and create a friendly business climate. Fiscal incentives include: tax holidays, 100% ownership structure for most businesses, 100% repatriation of profits, expedited visas and company registration and security for foreign employees.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11.30 am

GOVERNORS’ ROUNDTABLE I Nigerian delegation includes 7-10 Governors. First Round Table with half these Governors will discuss specific project opportunities on the horizon in their respective states. •Governor of Gombe State-Ibrahim Hassan Dakwambo •Governor of Imo State - Owelle Rochas Okorocha •Governor of Edo State - Comrade Adams Oshiomhole •Governor of Plateau State - Jonah David Jang


PUBLIC WORKS- ROADS: Overview by Nigerian specialists Nigeria’s robust transportation infrastructure plan includes both green field projects and the refurbishment of existing roads. In this session, learn more about attractive investment opportunities including key projects such as The Golden Triangle Super-Highway, a 4- to 6-lane new highway linking 30 cities and state capitals, the 2nd Lagos Outer Ring Road aimed at decongesting traffic in Lagos City, the Benue River Bridge (1km). •Minister of Lands and Urban Housing Ms. AMA Pepple •Hon. Minister of Federal Capital Territory - Senator Bala Mohammed

Time Thursday May 2nd 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

MINING: Overview Nigeria’s mineral development has been highly focussed on its oil industry. Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer and contributes 3% to global production. As a result, the mining industry has been neglected and has only been rekindled by the Ministry of Solid Mineral Development, intent in increasing the role of this sector of Nigeria’s economy. The Ministry, in conjunction with assistance from South Africa, is to develop a geochemical database of Nigeria that is intended to facilitate exploration efforts in the country. •Hon. Minister of Mines and Development Arc. Musa Mohammed Sada

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

TRANSPORTATION-RAILS & AVIATION: Overview by the Nigeria Ministry of transport. 90% of all freight and passenger movement occurs by road. The Federal government of Nigeria has put in place several mechanisms such as the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and the National Policy on Public Private Partnership to promote investment in other modes of transportation such as Rail and Marine Transport. The aviation subsector complements the development of other modes of transportation and presents lucrative investment opportunities for the private sector. •Hon. Minister of Aviation - Princess Stella Oduah

OIL & GAS: Overview The petroleum industry in Nigeria is the largest industry and main generator of GDP in Nigeria. As of 2000, oil and gas exports accounted for more than 98% of export earnings and about 83% of federal government revenue, as well as generating more than 40% of its GDP. It also provides 95% of foreign exchange earnings, and about 65% of government budgetary revenues.

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY: Overview In the words of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria as entire Africa will continue to innovate with mobile technologies to increase productivity and to provide better services in health and education. Nigerian government is implementing an e-wallet payment system in its agricultural supply chain. This enables rural farmers to buy fertilizers directly from dealers and thus avoid middlemen. The World Bank for example, had identified the ICT and the entertainment sectors as ‘the next big wave of growth. •Dr. Eugene Juwah, Broadband Investment Opportunities in Nigeria

ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGN Representatives from Canadian and Nigerian government and regulatory agencies will explain Canadian and Nigerian market design and lessons learned.

EDUCATION: Overview The challenge for Nigeria over the next decade is ensure the provision of education at all levels for its youth. The demand will be enormous and experiences of other countries such as Canada will be very important. Canada has been very present in this field in many countries on the continent through exchanges, curriculum development, training the trainers, etc. The workshop will explore ways of increasing this collaboration. •Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote Groups •Dr. Isa Odidi, IntelliPharmaceutics


Time Thursday May 2nd 4:15 pm- 5.35pm

BANKING The Nigerian banking industry which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria, is made up of; deposit money banks referred to as commercial banks, development finance institutions and other financial institutions which include; micro-finance banks, finance companies, bureau de changes, discount houses and primary mortgage institutions. Representatives of lenders, private sector and government agencies will discuss how to contract for and finance development projects including while using the Nigerian banking system more eficiently

6:00 pm -7:00 pm


REGULATION OF ELECTRICITY MARKETS Representatives from Nigerian and Canadian regulators and other experts will compare Nigerian and Canadian experiences in the regulation of electricity transmission and distribution companies, including incentive rate mechanisms and cost-of-service approaches.

Time Friday May 3 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast, VIP Breakfast Sponsored by Canada-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce (By Invitation Only)

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibition Open

9:00 am - 10:00 am

INVESTING IN NIGERIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE: SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR Nothing Breeds Success like Success! This informal talk-show-style session will highlight Canada and Nigerian private sector success stories across sectors. Panelists will share their experience and best practices. 4 to 5 panellists will participate in the presentations and discussions. •Peter Kieran, President of CPCS •Dr. Isa Odidi, President of Intellipharmaceutical •Bombardier

10:00 am - 11:00 am

GOVERNORS’ ROUNDTABLE II The Second Round Table will continue discussion of specific project opportunities on the horizon in their respective states. •Governor of Katsina State - Ibrahim Shema •Governor of Niger State - Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu •Governor of Oyo State - Abiola Ajimobi

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Networking Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. Nigeria with the largest city in Africa and a number of very large urban centers in the different States faces issues and must look at new approaches and solutions. A panel of Nigerians and Canadians would discuss this topic in a panel format. •Hon. Minister of Federal Capital Territory - Senator Bala Mohammed •Hon. Minister of Lands and Urban Housing - Ms. AMA Pepple •Hon. Minister of Labour and Productivity

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch


Time Friday May 3 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

FINANCING AVENUES This talk-show-style session will showcase various funding models and will highlight funding mechanisms necessary to initiate and successfully complete infrastructure projects. Both private and public options will be discussed. The panellist would come from the Nigerian government, the Canadian government and the private sector. •Hon. Minister of Trade and Investment - Dr. Olusegun Aganga •MD of NEXIMBank- Robert Orya •Chairman of National Social Insurance Trust Fund - Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Olojeme •Chairman of Dangote Groups - Aliko Dangote

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS • His Excellency Ojo Maduekwe High Commissioner to Canada • Mr. Benoit La Salle, Chairman of the Board, The Canadian Council on Africa

Saturday May 4th Visits and individual meetings at companies’ sites. These visits have to be identified and will be mostly for the visitors coming from Nigeria.

SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PUBLICATION ON THE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE The 350 – page special publication will serve as a platform for the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote and drive trade investment into Nigeria using Foreign Relations as anchor. It will market Nigeria to Canada and other members of the international community and showcase the rich history and culture of the diverse ethnic groups that make up Africa’s most populous nation as well as highlight Nigeria’s natural endowments in mineral deposits, oil fertile land and friendly weather. Apart from the Federal Government and its agencies, the population will run special supplementary on some states and private organizations. 11

CNIC2013 Preliminary Program  

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