Emefiele, Elumelu, IMF Chief, Others for FMDA Conference

Godwin Emefiele; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Chairman, United Bank of Africa, Heirs Holdings and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria; Tony Elumelu and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Country Chief, Amine Mati, are among dignitaries who have confirmed their attendance at the 2018 Financial Markets Conference of the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA).
The event scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2018 will focus on the theme: “The Nigerian Financial Market – A Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Growth,” with Emefiele as keynote speaker.
The conference has sub-themes such as: The Role of the Financial Markets In Unlocking Capital Flows to the Real Sector – Spotlight on SMEs and Agriculture Sector and Balancing Monetary Policy, Portfolio Investment, Foreign Direct Investments and FX Targeting with Tony Elumelu and Amine Mati as Lead Speakers respectively.
A statement by the Acting Executive Secretary (FMDA), Mrs. Mary Gbegbaje said the opening remarks at the event will be delivered by the FMDA President, Samuel Ocheho, while Mr. Peter Bamkole, Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University and Mr. Phumelele Mbiyo – Head, Macro Economic Research, Africa, Standard Bank, will moderate the two sessions respectively.
be the while other renowned panelists will also contribute to make the event remarkable among whom are Ms. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC); Ms. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing and Distribution Ltd; Mr. Andrew Alli – Ex President, African Finance Corporation (AFC); Dr. Yemi Kale – Statistician General and DG of the National Bureau of Statistics and Mr. Steven Bailey-Smith, Senior Economist/Investment Strategist, Global Evolution.
Mrs. Gbegbaje said the programme which begins at 2pm is an opportunity for the nation’s financial market operators, Regulators, investors, corporates and other stakeholders to discuss ways of using financial market to facilitate economic development through entrepreneurship and job creation for the people.