About Nigeria International Trade and Investment Conference 2017
The fall in the price of crude oil has significantly impacted the gross domestic product (GDP) and revenue streams of Nigeria. The key question for our economic situation is –
How can Nigeria develop a sustained strategy to facilitate the practical diversification of the economy by attracting intra-Africa and foreign investment alongside, non-oil export to strengthen, her economy?
Africa International Trade and Development Trust (AITDT) believe that a holistic approach that brings all stakeholders to a common platform is a necessary catalyst to diversify the economy. Hence, AITDT is organizing the Nigeria International Trade & Investment Conference (NITIC), June 13th – 15th, 2017. The theme is “Multiple Frontiers – moving away from oil”.
NITIC, 2017 is a three-day conference that will strengthen the positive contributions of international trade and investment in the non-oil and gas sector with specific focus on AGRIBUSINESS, MANUFACTURING and FINANCIAL SERVICES.
SOME SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
- Increasing the awareness of opportunities in the non-oil sector;
- Creating an interface between local entrepreneurs, potential trade counterparts and investors;
- Enhancing the potentials of local business to attract foreign partners;
- Attracting investments of about USD20 billion over a 4- year period;
- Creating awareness of government policies for mutual access by local and foreign entrepreneurs ;
- Promoting real sector economic dialogue and cooperation on relevant trade and investment context.
SOME MAJOR OUTCOMES
- Increase the investment readiness of local businesses and foreign investors;
- Participants would have walked away with strong expression of interest for effective post-conference interaction;
- Improved export readiness of local businesses and access to market.