The Luxury Network Nigeria to Join the FT Africa Summit 2019 at Claridge’s in Mayfair13th August 2019
The Luxury Network Nigeria is delighted to be a part of the Financial Times Africa Summit 2019. The annual event hosted by the Financial Times will take place on 13-14 October 2019, at the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. We will be hosting a Drinks Reception at the same venue.
The FT Africa Summit, now in its 6th year, is a well-attended event, where Presidents, Senior government officials, Business leaders and Senior level executives from Banking, Financial Services, Consumer Goods and Technology companies, consultants, lawyers, accountants, advisors and more, come together to discuss current business affairs in key African countries.
Speakers from the 2018 Summit included Aliko Dangote; President of Dangote Group and ranked by Forbes magazine as the richest man in Africa, Yemi Osinbajo; Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, and numerous other high-profile personalities such as Tony Blair; former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This year, the list of speakers is still being finalised, but it is expected that the same calibre of speakers and guests will be present.
Click here for more details about the event. We are delighted to offer a 20% discount to our members and affiliates. Tickets are priced at £1,999 + vat. Please get in touch if you wish to attend this event.
See below extracts from the Agenda:
‘Sub-Saharan Africa boasts several major oil producers, including Nigeria, Angola and the Republic of Congo and a number of emerging gas producers including Mozambique, Tanzania and Ghana. Developing Africa’s energy endowment is key to increasing prosperity and living standards across the continent. Commodity traders have historically played a key role in Africa, helping to finance state-backed oil producers and the fuel that domestic refiners cannot supply. In this panel, industry experts discuss the outlook for energy in Africa, focusing on the challenges and opportunities in this dynamic and fast-changing market.’
‘For centuries Africa has been seen as a continent to exploit. Even today, many commentators tend to look at Africa as a battleground on which superpower rivalries – increasingly those of China and the US – are playing out. This year, Donald Trump, the US president, more than doubled the budget of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to $60bn with an explicit aim of combating what some in Washington describe as China’s “predatory” action on the continent. This panel will examine the true nature of those rivalries and, more importantly, seek to flip the debate. What do African countries want – and what do they not want – from their overseas investors and partners? How are they seeking to forge an international policy on their own terms?’