Africa Business Conference: FirstBank Canvases Increased Younger Generation Participation

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 07:00AM / Firstbank of Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is again leading in thought leadership and policy influencing discourse through its support for the African Business Conference 2016. The conference in its fourth series is an annual forum that convenes business leaders across several sectors in Africa and investors seeking to do business with the aim of moving Africa to the next level. The event themed “Africa Rising: Leveraging the Power of a Younger Generation” is scheduled for 10am on March 3, 2016 at the Lagos Business School, km 22, Lekki-Epe Express way, Lagos.

The conference would build resourceful conversations on enhancing business practices continent-wide as well as  proffer solutions to issues peculiar to doing business in Africa. The keynote address would be delivered by the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, with speakers drawn from a range of subject-matter experts. FirstBank has supported this conference through the years to facilitate capacity building among business owners, especially SMEs which are pivotal to economic growth and development. The Bank recently unveiled its new SME Campaign specially designed to help SMEs grow their business with diverse product and service offerings. FirstBank’s package provides the right mix of products and services with professional staff designated to work with the business owner to provide flexible and dependable services, helping SMEs achieve consistent growth and success in every area of business.

According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney, FirstBank is passionate about driving the African Business terrain to enhance the sustainable growth of the African economy and create the right environment for investments. “We would continue to lead and support conversations as well as create opportunities that will make Nigeria and indeed Africa a better continent”, she said.

The conference is targeted at business managers, leaders, and investors. It is driven by a team of dedicated Lagos Business School MBA students with a desire to contribute their own quota to the success of the Africa continent.

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