Past Events

The South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce offers, as one of its benefits, regular networking events for its members where they can meet and share experiences about doing business in both countries. On an ad hoc basis, non-members are included in these events, which are also a way for the Chamber to raise awareness about itself and about the Nigerian business and investment climate. The events focus mostly on corporate views and engagement but also include diplomats, ministers and government officials and agencies from time to time.

Event: Seminar

Subject: Nigeria at 46: Are Things Falling Apart?

Hosts: Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town

Chamber Participation: Chaired by Chamber CEO

Date: 12 October 2006

Event: South Africa-Nigeria conference

Organisers: International Institute of Research

Chamber Participation: The event was endorsed by the chamber, chaired by its CEO, Dianna Games, and several of the speakers were chamber board members

Date: 18 and 19 September 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston

Event: Nigeria Investment Forum

Sponsors: MTN, Multichoice, First Bank of Nigeria, Phillips Consulting, Standard Bank, KPMG, Citigroup, Virgin Nigeria and Johnnic Communications

Co-hosts: Nigerian High Commission, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, DTI, Phillips Consulting

Speakers: A wide range of government and private sector representatives

Date: 23 August 2006

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: Virgin Nigeria

Speaker: Mike Higgins, Director of Sales and Outstations, Virgin Nigeria, based in Lagos

Topic: The challenges of launching Virgin Nigeria

Date: 26 June 2006

Venue: Rosebank Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: First Bank of Nigeria

Speakers: Jacob Ajekigbe, MD of First Bank, Fanus Nothnagel, MD of Massdiscounters, Foluso Phillips, CEO of Phillips Consulting, based in Lagos.

Topics: First Bank's repositioning in light of financial consolidation in Nigeria; Challenges of Massmart in setting up in Nigeria and the role of the Nigeria-SA Chamber in Lagos

Date: 30 May 2006

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