Risk in Nigeria

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber and the Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) at GIBS welcome you to a panel discussion on risk in Nigeria in the we of February's elections in Africa's biggest market.

Speakers will examine the outcome of this fiercely contested poll and how the result may affect the political and investment risk profile of the country going forward. 

Nigeria is discussed as equal parts opportunity and nightmarish business landscape. Every tale of growth and innovation seems to follow one of corruption and inefficiency. On one hand, growth in the $21-billion-a-year digital market resulted in the creation of some half-a-million direct and indirect jobs last year. In the next breath, the World Bank’s Trading Across Borders survey, which measures the time and expense involved with importing and exporting goods, ranks Nigeria 182nd out of 190 countries. It is a risk-return conundrum of intellectual and practical significance like no other.

What is clear is that the upside is too attractive to ignore. Consumer spending is the brightest light of all for growth potential. The current 190 million consumers is set to reach 300 million by 2030. Retail space in Nigeria grew from 30,000sqm in 2005 to more than 325,000sqm last year, and the likes of Nestlé and Unilever have both built US$10m-plus factories in Ogun State in the last year.

Additional Info:

Registration: 17:45 -18:00

Starts: 18:00

Ends: 19:30 

A light supper will be served after the event.

Please note that GIBS forums are filmed for City Press and BDTV.

Want to attend but can't afford to? email nkawus@gibs.co.za for one of the limited free seats available.

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