Lagos, Aug. 28, 2023: President Bola Tinubu and the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike. are among dignitaries expected to attend the 16th annual banking and finance conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Mrs Bukola Smith, chairperson, consultative committee of the 16th annual banking and finance conference and Managing Director of FSDH Merchant Bank, disclosed this at a media parley on Monday in Lagos.
Smith said that the conference would be held in a hybrid format from Sept. 5 to 6, saying it will be held partially in-person and online.
According to her, the physical location of the event is the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
She said that the conference with the theme, “Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Empowerment: The Role of the Financial Services Industry,’’ would allow industry experts brainstorm and articulate real strategies for engendering an inclusive sustainable growth.
She said that the Country Director, World Bank, Mr Shubham Chaudhuri, would be the keynote speaker, Acting-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Folashodun Shonubi, would deliver a special goodwill message, and Dr Ken Opara, the Chief Host.
According to Smith, the conference will feature five thought provoking business and two break-out sessions.
She said, “apart from providing participants a platform to connect with other professionals and industry stakeholders across the world, it promises to be intellectually stimulating.
“There will also be a pre-conference/welcome cocktail and fire-side chat specifically packaged for the youths.
“This will be an interactive session, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere, where carefully selected successful professionals will share their success stories with the audience to inspire them.’’