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Join us to listen to analysts, business leaders and commentators talk about sub-Saharan Africa's two biggest markets —South Africa and Nigeria. Speakers will also share their experiences of and insights into doing business in Nigeria, a complex but high-potential market. and look at the likely performance of the economy in President Buhari's second term. In the one-day event at the Sandton Convention Centre, we will also examine how the two countries can collaborate more effectively going forward.


Dr Doyin Salami, Nigerian Economic Summit Group: Kainos Edge Consulting (Nigeria)
Alan Mukoki, SA Chamber of Commerce 8. Industry
Sola Adegbesan, Standard Bank Africa
Celeste Fauconnier, Rand Merchant Bank (IBC)
Nick Ndirito, Allan Gray
Margaret Dawes, Sanlam Emerging Markets
Sifiso Nzimande, Transnet
Bode Adediji, Bode Adediji Partnership (Nigeria)
Ebele Enunwa, Sundry Foods (Nigeria)
Gary Nelson, Amrod
Ibikunle Olatunji, Orica
Kehinde Buraimoh, KB & Company Barristers and Solicitors (Nigeria)
Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber
Joel Chimhanda, JC Capital
Tamsin Freemantle, Tamsin Collins cc
Petrus de Kock, Brand South Africa
In attendance, Amb Kabiru Bala, Nigerian High Commissioner to SA

Monday 24 June 2019
VENUE: Boardroom 1 8, 2, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
TIME: 08h30-15h30
COST: SA-NBC Members: R800 pp
Non-Members: R950 (until 10 June); or R1200
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08h00-09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00-09h30 Welcome and Introduction


  • Ibikunle Olatunji – President, South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber
  • Introduction: Nigerian High Commissioner to SA, Ambassador Kabiru Bala
  • Remarks: Alan Mukoki, CEO, SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry
09h30-10h00 OPENING ADDRESS: Nigeria: What to expect in Buhari’s new term


Dr Doyin Salami - Director, Nigerian Economic Summit Group; CEO Kainos Edge Consulting (Lagos)

10h00-10h45 PANEL 1: SA and Nigeria: Still the Economic Giants of Africa?


MODERATOR: Joel Chimhanda, CEO, JC Capital


  • Dr Doyin Salami - Nigerian Economic Summit Group
  • Sola Adegbesan – Head of Global Markets: Foreign Exchange & Money Market Sales, Standard Bank
  • Celeste Fauconnier – Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rand Merchant Bank
10h45-11h30  PANEL 2: Investing in Nigeria: Where is the Money Going?


MODERATOR: Tamsin Freemantle, Member of the Board, SA-NBC


  • Nick Ndiritu – Portfolio Manager, Allan Gray Ex-SA Equity Fund & Ex-SA Bond Fund
  • Margaret Dawes - Executive Director: Sanlam Pan Africa
  • Omosalewa Adeyemi, Global Partnerships and Expansion, Flutterwave
11h45-12h10 Investing in Nigeria: What you need to know


Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO,Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Abuja

12h10-13h00 PANEL 4: Doing Business in Nigeria: Company Insights


MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC


  • Bode Adedeji – Executive Chairman, Bode Adediji Partnership, Lagos
  • Ebele Enunwa – Managing Director, Sundry Foods, Nigeria  
  • Sifiso Nzimande – Transnet Rail Freight
13h00-13h45 LUNCH
13h45-14h15 PANEL 5: Tax and Regulation: Issues and Trends




  • Tax Landscape – Ibikunle Olatunji, Tax Lead Africa, Orica
  • Regulatory Red Flags – Kehinde Buraimoh, Partner, KB & C, Nigeria
14h15-14h45 SA and Nigeria: Perspectives on a Complex Relationship


Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd (Nigeria)

14h45-15h35 PANEL 6: How to Forge a New Era in Collaboration


MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC


  • Petrus de Kock, Brand South Africa
  • Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd
  • Prof Mills Soko, International and Business Strategy, Wits Business School
  • Nonye Omotola, MD, Africa Communications Media Group
15h35-15h40 Closing Remarks


Hon Godwin Adama, Consul General of Nigeria





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