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Business in Africa Pays: Nigeria
Conference Agenda

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08.30 – Registration Teas and Coffees
09.00 – Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

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Ade Fabunmi- Stone
Financial Engineer, Emirates & Sung

09.05 – KEYNOTE: Nigeria’s Growing Opportunities for UK Business
Explore the increase in the demand for many products or services from overseas to the vast Nigerian market. Learn the benefits of looking beyond the BRIC’s to the next wave of fast growing economies and achieve real understanding of your potential customers.

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Steve Murphy
Vice President, Emerging Markets, Hitachi Data Systems

09.50 – Cultural Intelligence and Etiquette: Navigating African / Western Divide
Acquiring Cultural intelligence goes a long way towards facilitating better relationships and reducing misunderstandings. Navigate the cultural nuances, conduct and etiquette in Nigeria to ensure success. Prepare for meetings and negotiate with a clear comprehension of the countries mindset, customs and attitude.

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Robyn Spens
Director, Professional Passport

10.35 – Morning Break and Networking
11.05 – RECRUITMENT: Recruiting the Qualified and Trustworthy Overseas
Add value to your business by ensuring your newly hired staff are experienced and able to make your companies’ best first impression in the region.

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Richard Putley
Director, Executives in Africa Limited

11.40 – ACCOUNTING: Account for your Accounting
Measure the value and effectiveness of delivering your business to the Nigerian market.

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Dr Olugbenga Coker
Former-Chairperson, ICAN(UK)

12.35 – NIGERIAN FX: How Currency Fluctuations Can Effect Any Deal
22013-2014 has seen a 12% +/- swing in a number of major currency pairs. With this volatile trend set to continue, This session will look at the foreign exchange considerations all businesses should understand when venturing into a new territory.

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Gary Hasell
Director, Central Fx

13.15 – Networking Lunch
14.15 – A Legal Perspective Doing Business in Nigeria lawfully.
Be advised on the laws and practices in place to safeguard UK businesses in Nigeria.

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Dele Ogun
Partner, Akin Palmer LLP

15.00 – Teas and coffees
15.30 – UTILITIES: Power, IT & Water
Understanding the barriers to gaining dependable utilities in Africa and learn about current projects to improve services.

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Tolu Odugbemi
Client Manager, Africa Matters Limited

16.15 – Closing Remarks

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Ade Fabunmi- Stone
Financial Engineer, Emirates and Sung