CIBN: Buhari, Emefiele, others to grace virtual banking, finance conference
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele will, among over 2,500 participants across the globe, participate in a virtual Banking and Finance Conference being organised by the
This is according to a statement by Mr Patrick Akinwuntan, Chairman, Consultative Committee of 13h Annual Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) Banking and Finance Conference and MD/CEO, Ecobank Nigeria, made available on Sunday.
With a theme: “Facilitating a Sustainable Future: The Role of Banking and Finance”, the conference will hold on Sept.15 and Sept. 16, with Emefiele as Chief Host and Mr Bayo Olugbemi, CIBN President would be the host.
“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of the conference will be executed using the hybrid of virtual and physical platforms, with strict adherence to the preventive protocols against the spread of the pandemic.
“While over 2,500 participants across the globe are expected to participate virtually, there will be two physical locations for the conference,’’ Akinwuntan stated.
He said that the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and the Ijewere Hall of the Bankers House, Victoria Island, Lagos would be locations for the conference.
According to him, the conference will feature five Business and two Break-out sessions.
It will provide participants a platform to connect with other professionals and industry stakeholders across the world.
The conference chairman further said that the conference would brainstorm on strategic issues that are critical to building a sound and sustainable financial ecosystem and economy.
Akinwuntan said the resolutions at the event would be made available to relevant stakeholders and policy makers to enable them reappraise and align their operations and strategies in line with global best practices.
Dignitaries expected at the event are President Muhammadu Buhari, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana and Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Mr Mohammed Musa, FCT Minister, are also expected among others.