At least 3000 participants are projected to grace the upcoming Nigerians in Diaspora virtual Investment Summit holding from Nov. 20 to 21, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO/Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).
What you should know
The Diaspora Virtual Investment Summit is organized by NIDS, a private sector-driven initiative in collaboration with NIDCOM and Nigeria Diaspora Summit Initiative. This is the third edition with the theme: “Post-COVID-19 Economic Resurgence: Targeting Diaspora Investment.”
This year’s edition is virtual owing to the global pandemic, so the participants are expected to register online. Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa shared the registration link on her Twitter handle.
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) November 16, 2020
What they are saying
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, Mrs. Abike said:
“The biggest advantage is that participants are free to attend from anywhere in the world.
“This virtual summit is aimed at creating an avenue for prospective, meaningful and sustainable diaspora investment to be relied upon to boost economic growth in Nigeria.
“The virtual summit will also showcase the investment opportunities and the developmental framework put in place to make investing in Nigeria more attractive to Nigerian Diaspora investors.
“The aim is to establish a platform where Diaspora investors can interact with potentials, sponsors, partners and collaborate with government; they will also direct round-table deals for mutual benefits.
“We are also expecting financial intermediaries and stakeholders who have an interest and commitment to the resurgence and revival of the Nigerian economy, with particular regard to its diversification to enhance attractiveness.
“This summit will strengthen participants’ profile, expand their network, show-case practice, products and services at a virtual conference with potential government actors.
“We project that 3,000 participants will be joining this investment summit. Participation is free. However, pitchers looking for investors are asked to pay N15,000.”
Why it matters
The event is expected to attract diaspora investors from the healthcare, education, agric-business, creative, sports and entertainment, telecom, ICT/fin-tech and manufacturing sectors, with participants taking through exhibition halls all in a bid to maximize growth potentials in the aforementioned sectors.