Nnewi To Host First Industrial Investment Summit
By Iwedi Ojinmah 15 days ago
In a continued effort to highlight the economic opportunities in some of Nigeria’s industrial clusters and grow the Made in Nigeria mindset, the Ford Foundation and a group of expert industrialists have sponsored an investment summit in the manufacturing hub Nnewi.
It will hold on February 6 and 7, 2020 under the theme Revitalizing the Manufacturing Hub of Africa and will be pioneered by leading marketing communications agencies, TBWA\Concept Unit and C & F Porter Novelli and is designed to leverage the already thriving industrial and commercial activities in Nnewi and harness them for the wider economic development of Nigeria.
Expected to lead the conversations are:
* Former Presidential candidate and Development Economist, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu
* Ike Chioke, CEO Afrinvest Ltd and Mr Innocent Chukwuma, West Africa Regional Director, Ford Foundation Related: Nigeria Yet To Make Progress In Petroleum Sector Reforms - NNRC
Speaking on the Summit, CEO, TBWA\Concept Unit, Mr Kelechi Nwosu, (above) informed:
“The overall agenda of the summit is to draw the attention of stakeholders to the benefits of revitalisation and rebranding of Nnewi as an industrial hub in Africa by leveraging on its past glory and current potential.
" We are also expecting this Summit to start the formation of alliance development that will create a blended intervention programme involving Policymakers, Private investors and Donor Organization (Philanthropists)”
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation in partnership with the Nnewi Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the Anambra Broadcasting Service, the two-day Summit is envisioned to drive the growth agenda for young indigenous businesses by outlining how they can scale with the right exposure, branding and capacity building projects.
Also wadding in on the Summit, Chairman of C & F Porter Novelli, Chief Nn’Emeka Maduegbuna (above) said the event will be important in fostering collaboration among businesses to increase the comparative advantage within Nnewi and environ.