UK-Nigeria Trade & Investment Forum 2018

Central London, 17th April


On 17th April, HE Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Republic of Nigeria, will lead a senior delegation to London for the UK-Nigeria Trade & Investment Forum 2018. 

This high-profile event is aimed at increasing the business ties between the two countries with Nigeria showcasing itself as the powerhouse of the continent. Delegates will get the opportunity to hear a political and economic overview of the country before diving deeper into spotlights on Trade Policy and Investment as well as plenaries on Energy, Infrastructure and the Extractives. In the margins there will be opportunities for networking between the high-level delegation of business people from both Nigeria and the UK.



0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments

0930-0950: Welcome
Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
HE George Adesola Oguntade, Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK

0950-1010: Keynote Address
HE Muhammadu Buhari,
President, Republic of Nigeria

1010-1130: Session 1 - Economic Overview & Political Climate
Chair: The Lord Sheikh

Hon Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance
Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Hon Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Hon Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Planning
Private Sector (x2)
Q&A Session

1130-1200: Refreshments Break

1200-1220: Spotlight on Trade Policy
Amb Chiedu Osakwe,
Director General, Nigerian Office For Trade Negotiations

1220-1240: Spotlight on Investment
Yewande Sadiku,
CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
Representative, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture

Spotlight Q&A Session


1300-1400: Networking Lunch

1400-1530: Session 2 – Investing in the Extractives
Chair: Bisa Williams,
Managing Director, Williams Strategy Advisors (WSA)
Hon John Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Materials
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum
Representative, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Private Sector (x2)
Q&A Session

1530-1600: Refreshments Break

1600-1645: Session 3 - Investing in Energy & Infrastructure
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP, 
Former UK Minister for Africa
Hon Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing
Representative, Energy Commission of Nigeria
Private Sector (x2)
Q&A Session

1645-1700: Closing Remarks

1700-1830: Gala Drinks Reception