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44 Keynote Speakers for 2018 ASEA Conference in Lagos

By Dipo Olowookere

Not fewer than 44 keynote speakers and thought leaders have confirmed to speak at the 22nd Annual African Securities Exchange Association (ASEA) conference scheduled to hold on November 26 and 27, 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

The event, to be hosted by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), is themed ‘Champions on the Rise: Africa’s Ascension to a More Sustainable Future.’

It will feature nine sessions and two special sessions, where burning issues around Africa’s global competitiveness, emerging technologies, and inclusive growth, within the broader perspectives of sustainability would be discussed.

According to the NSE, the dimensions will cover Green growth, Redefining Business Models: African Capital Markets in an Era of Customer-Centricity; Cloud Banking, FinTech for Africa – Driving Innovation and Efficiency in the 4th Industrial Revolution; Galvanizing Domestic Finance for the SDGs in Africa; Driving Africa’s ‘Real’ Economy: Innovative Solutions for Market-Based SME Financing; Pathways to Inclusive Growth in Africa: Digital Finance, Financial Literacy, Inclusion and the Democratization of Wealth; African Capital Markets – A Facilitator of Affordable Housing in SSA? and RegTech and the Future of Regulation in Africa.

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Among the growing list of influential speakers are Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance; Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, President of African Development Bank; Ms Arumah Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank; Mr Oscar Silva, Chairman, Davos International Advisory; Mr Benedict Okey Oramah, CEO Afrexim Bank; Mrs Patience Oniha, Director General of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office; Ms Nandini Sukumar, CEO of World Federation of Exchanges; Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo, President of the NSE; Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman of Coronation Capital and Ex-Officio of the NSE, to mention a few.

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President of ASEA and Chief Executive Officer of NSE, Mr Oscar Onyema, in his remarks concerning the forthcoming event, stated that, “We are pleased that so many influential thought leaders from around the world have already committed to speak at the 2018 ASEA Conference.

“Their experience will engender critical and insightful discussions at the conference aimed at accelerating sustainable growth in Africa, especially for African securities exchanges.

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“We have launched a dedicated website to enable interested participants to register and make payment for the conference at their convenience.

“Personally, I am looking forward to the conference which will officially mark the end of my tenure as President of the African Securities Exchanges Association.”

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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