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.

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

Sponsor: Johnnic Communications West Africa

Speakers: Brian Pottinger, CEO of Johnnic Africa; Lara Preston, Johnnic Africa, Francis Osuyah, MD of Phillips Consulting; Noel Holland, Vice President for Cotecna

Topics: Johnnic's projects in Nigeria and African film festival in South Africa; the political economy of Nigeria; and the new rules for imports into Nigeria

Date: 30 March 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg

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