Eswatini King, 7 Govs, Ribadu, Olukoyede, Tuggar, others to x-ray economic growth at FIN- Forbes business summit


Prominent personalities, including the King of Eswatini, HRM Mswati III, seven Nigerian Governors: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Hope Uzodimma (Imo), Peter Mbah (Enugu), Adamu Fintiri (Adamawa), Uba Sani (Kaduna), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers) , Nigerian Ministers: Yusuf Tuggar (Foreign Affairs), Nyesom Wike (Federal Capital Territory), Prof Tahir Mamman , SAN (Education), National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede and his ICPC counterpart, Dr Musa Aliyu (SAN) have been slated to examine economic growth at the annual FIN-Forbes International Business Roundtable and award ceremony

Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a leading investment consulting agency with a legacy of over 40 years, also disclosed that the upcoming Annual International Business Round Table will feature conversations on investment opportunities and ways to tackle corruption to stimulate growth.

The event will also include discussions on wide range of topical issues and strategies on how to improve and stimulate investment growth in Nigeria, Africa and global communities.

The organisers also disclosed that the event will also feature Forbes Best of Africa Award Ceremony for important personalities who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers.

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In a statement signed by its Director of Strategy and Operations, Kenneth Beregha and made available on Thursday, FIN stated that the annual event is slated to hold on June 28th – 29th, 2024, at the prestigious Marriott Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

It added that its annual International Business Round Table aims to continue the already existing business relationship between Nigeria and Portugal

The event, according to the organizers , is against the backdrop of Lisbon’s vibrant business landscape, aims to bring together global leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers to explore emerging opportunities and foster strategic partnerships in key sectors across Africa and other emerging markets.

FIN also explained that with a focus on driving Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and promoting sustainable economic growth, saying that it has been instrumental in facilitating impactful investment ventures, contributing significantly to the development of emerging economies worldwide.

Speaking on the uniqueness of the event, the Chairman of FIN, Mrs Olayinka Fayomi, said, “We are thrilled to host this year’s International Business Round Table and Forbes Best of Africa Award Ceremony.

“In an ever-evolving global economy, it’s crucial to recognize and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals driving positive change and innovation, particularly in Africa. This event serves as a platform to showcase success stories, inspire investment confidence, and forge meaningful collaborations.”

One of the highlights of the event is the Forbes Best of Africa Award, a prestigious accolade presented in partnership with FIN. This award honors outstanding contributions to business, entrepreneurship, and social impact across the African continent. Through this collaboration, FIN and Forbes USA aim to spotlight excellence, promote best practices, and encourage continued investment in Africa’s promising markets.

Other distinguished speakers expected at the event are: Farzamm Kamalabadi, Founder & Chairman, Future Trends Group, Hon. Juris Gulbis, Chairman Exciting Finance (Ireland), Jorge Sabastio, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Blockchain Organization, Mrs. Shella Maela, CEO of Maela Distributors and Projects, Dr. Kavita Rao, Investment Banker, Mr Kostas Halatsis, Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management L.P, Max Garza III, Co-Founder and Director, Faction Holdings Corp, Mr. Clement Oluranti Buari, Director, Strategy Management, CBN, Beatriz Franck , Founder and CEO at BEFRAN Lada Group, H.E Amb. Alex Kefas, Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Portugal, Mr Solomon Mwamba, Founder of Majestic Coin and many more.

The statement reads in part, “High-profile and esteemed speakers that will speak at the event include government officials, industry leaders, academics, and international organization representatives, who will share diverse perspectives and insights, fostering meaningful discussions on trade policies, technological innovations, and investment opportunities.

Signing of MoU between Enugu , Nigeria and Faction LLC
Enugu State in Nigeria has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with Faction LLC, a renowned technology giant, to kickstart its evolution into Africa’s leading smart city.

This monumental collaboration, backed by a $1 billion investment, will revolutionize Enugu’s urban infrastructure through cutting-edge technologies.

The signing of MoU between the two parties will take place during the FIN International Business Round Table.

In 2022, Nigeria exported $1.93B to Portugal. The main products exported from Nigeria to Portugal were Crude Petroleum ($1.1B), Petroleum Gas ($814M), and Wood Charcoal ($4.52M). During the last 27 years the exports of Nigeria to Portugal have increased at an annualized rate of 5.94%, from $406M in 1995 to $1.93B in 2022.

In 2022, Portugal exported $39.9million to Nigeria. The main products exported from Portugal to Nigeria were Malt Extract ($6.93m) Animal Food ($5.07m) and Stone Processing Machines ($2.07m). During the last 27 years, the exports of Portugal to Nigeria have increased at an annual rate of 3.72%, from $14.9m in 1995 to $39.9m in 2022.

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