20, 2021 / 07:00PM / NBCC / Header Image Credit: NBCC
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite the general public to its first virtual Trade Mission on Healthcare themed "Building, Financing and Implementing a Sustainable Healthcare System" scheduled to hold on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 10 am to 4pm.
The Trade Mission which typically would have been held in the UK, is a flagship event of the Chamber and aims to proffer solutions to salient issues affecting the Nigerian healthcare landscape; showcase investment opportunities, establish new partnerships for economic growth, and create a platform for the players in the healthcare Industry to promote their brands and services to potential customers and investors.
This virtual event is particularly timely as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has sharpened the lens on a substantial healthcare spending gap in Africa's largest economy, and international investors are seeking to fill the void. Nigeria's healthcare sector has been lagging compared to its African neighbours in terms of expenditure and access.
The Trade Mission has a formidable line up of speakers including Dr. Agnes Soucat, Director for Health Systems, Governance and Financing, World Health Organisation; Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner of Health for Lagos State; Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, NAFDAC; Ms Oluranti Doherty, Director Export Development, Afreximbank and other business leaders spanning various sectors in the healthcare industry.
Speaking on the upcoming Trade Mission, Mr Kayode Falowo, President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce said that participation at the trade mission is an effective strategy for accessing new markets, showcasing investment opportunities and fostering collaborative business ventures in the healthcare industry. It is pivotal for knowledge exchange, building on existing links and most importantly to contribute to economic growth. The Chamber continues to prioritise Trade Missions because we believe that growth in trade and investment resulting from trade missions will create jobs in both countries and will further support Nigeria in building a sustainable healthcare system.
The event is organised in partnership with the British Government's Department of International Trade, sponsored by the Coscharis Group and supported by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.