In an effort to improve Nigeria’s global trade ecosystem, Welcome2Africa International in partnership with Zenith Carex International Limited will host the Nigeria Seaports Investment Forum (NSIF2022) on September 28-29, 2022.

With the theme of ‘Repositioning Nigeria’s Seaports for Investment and Trade Attractiveness’, the forum would address key bottlenecks such as congestion, technological progress, infrastructural deficiencies, dredging, port equipment, security, logistics and training that provide opportunities for investors in the seaports.

The first edition of the forum will stimulate investor interest in all seaports in Nigeria, including Apapa Port, Tin Can Island Port, Calabar Port, Delta Warri Port, Lekki Port, Rivers Port and Onne Port.

Partners of NSIF2022 include the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC), Ministry of Trade and Investment, AFEX and Oneport365.

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The organizers said the program would address issues of investment, security, infrastructure, technology, policy, international trade with Europe and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), with sessions on technology and trade potential – the future of seaports in Nigeria; EU-Nigeria agro-commodities trade and expansion mechanism; and increasing trade by improving port safety and security in Nigeria.

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The program would bring together key stakeholders with speakers such as the Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Hajiya Saratu Umar; Executive Director/CEO, Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC), Dr. Ezra Yakusak; MD/CEO, Zenith Carex International Limited, Dr. Adelana Olamilekan; Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Adesoji Adesugba; Director General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof. Eghosa Osaghae; co-founder and CEO, Convention for Business Integration (CBI), Soji Apampa: General Secretary, African Shipowner Association, Olufunmilayo Folorunso and Head of Foreign Trade Office, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Justyna Sitarska.

The Forum would provide an appropriate opportunity for stakeholders to connect agri-producers, agribusiness, exporters and importers across Nigeria and Europe.

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