Let’s have our own historians and pull down the barriers.

Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

— Chinua Achebe

The purpose of this 1st Polish – Nigeria Business and Investment Summit (PONBIS) therefore is to bring together major economic and political players in both countries so that they can begin to build the relationships necessary for successful business partnership.

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa, with a population of over 180 million. It is also a major oil producer in the world, a member of the organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and is blessed with numerous natural resources (oil, gas, 34 geologically proven large reserves of solid minerals, large arable agricultural land, etc). Its people are very friendly well-exposed internationally, and it has one of the best foreign investment laws in Africa.

Poland is a major European country, with a strong emerging economy, a member of several European institutions, a well-developed scientific and technological base, and a vibrant private sector looking for reliable African entrepreneurs to partner with in order to penetrate the African market. Africa, especially Nigeria, is the last frontier in the global economic battle ground. All other continents are taken and are heavily saturated. But in Africa, there are still many virgin lands and many opportunities.

Despite the huge potentials for trade and economic cooperation between Poland and Nigeria, the volume of trade and investment between the two countries remains very low. Meanwhile, both the political and business leaders of the two countries are ready and willing to cooperate and do business together for mutual benefits.

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Why PONBIS?

  • To raise awareness of the business opportunities in both Poland and Nigeria.
  • To build friendship and forge good relations between the people of Poland and their Nigerian counterparts.
  • To significantly begin the process of raising the volume of trade between Poland and Nigeria.
  • To increase the quantum of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of Poland in Nigeria and vice-versa.
  • To contribute to the economic growth of both countries, since more trade and investments would translate into more jobs, more new factories, more wealth being created and poverty being drastically reduced in both countries.

Main features of Nigeria's economy

  • Openness, transparency and accountability in all transactions.
  • Abolition of restrictions on foreign ownership of business as well as cumbersome investment approval system.
  • No restrictions on the movement of investment capital, profits and foreign exchange transactions.
  • To ensure efficient operations in the economy, Government is diverting from most areas where the private sector is likely to do better.
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Areas of Interest – Nigeria

  • Power: Biomass, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Gas to Power
  • Agriculture: Food Processing, Wheat, Dairy Products, Fisheries, Poultry, Fruits, Beef, Milk, Tomato, Machineries and many more.
  • Extractive Sector: Oil and Gas, Fertilizer, Petrochemical, Refinery
  • Aviation: MROs, Airport Maintenance
  • Infrastructure: Real Estate & Mass Housing (Nigeria has deficit of over 17 million housing unit), Solid Waste Management, Education, Medical Tourism, Sport and Recreational Facilities, Private Public Partnership PPP in the construction of roads, bridges, railways, airports, water supply
  • Solid Minerals: Iron Ore, Coal, Gold, Bitumen, Lead & Zinc, Limestone, Barite & Bentonite
  • Tourism and Entertainment Sector
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Sector
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Sector
  • Servicing Sector
  • Import and export

Areas of Interest – Poland

  • Automotive sector
  • Electronic and household appliances sector
  • Aviation sector
  • Biotechnology sector
  • Food processing sector
  • Modern services sector
  • Research and development (R&D)

Special Supports and Guests

Speaker

Krzysztof Jurgiel

Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Attendees

Speaker

Prof. Killion Munzele Munyama

Professor of economics and international finance. Member of Polish Parliament (Sejm)
Speaker

Dr Piotr Uruski

Member of Polish Parliament (Sejm)
Speaker

Bogdan Rzońca

Member of Polish Parliament (Sejm), Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure
Speaker

Ms. Yewande Sadiku

Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commision, NIPC, Abuja
Speaker

Dr Krzysztof Senger

Member of the Board Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Speaker

Dr Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli

Executive Chairman Tee Mac Petroleum and CACHIZA International Holdings Ltd
Speaker

Dagmara Nickel

CEO Nickel Technology Park Poznań
Speaker

HRH Oba Dokun Thompson

Oloni of Eti-Oni Kingdom, Osun State, Nigeria
Speaker

Przemysław Trawa

President of the Poznań International Fair
Speaker

Grzegorz Wojtera

Mayor of Suchy Las, Great Poland Region Poland
Speaker

Okechukwu Nwafor

Director Center for Polish and African Affairs, Poznan University of Communications and Management, Poznan, Poland
Speaker

Marek Zmysłowski

E-Business Expert, Investor in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski is a polish-born serial entrepreneur and investor. Being an enthusiast of Africa, after successfully co-founding and selling 2 online companies in Poland, Marek moved in 2013 to Nigeria to become a part of the continent’s online revolution. He co-founded HotelOga.com, Jovago.com - Africa's Biggest Hotel Booking Portal, with backing from Rocket Internet and Goldman Sachs. In 2014 he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important Africans in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is an internet geek and sports addict. He is also a former snowboard instructor, holding a racing license in motorsports.
Speaker

Henryk Judkowiak

President of Wielkopolska Capital Club
Speaker

Adaeze Udo Ekwueme

CEO Eti-Oni Development Group
Speaker

Simon Melchior

CEO Asseco Nigeria
Speaker

Justyna Sitarska

Managing Director Filigri Consulting Ltd
Speaker

inż. Kazimierz Anioł

CEO Akpil
Speaker

Andrzej Łyko

President of the board Polish Chamber of Commerce for Importers, Exporters and Cooperation
Speaker

Jacek Gursz

Chairman of the Association of Municipalities and Districts of Wielkopolska
Speaker

Udokwu Bob-Manuel

Senior Special Assistant on Creative Media to Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria
Speaker

Piotr Piasek

Co-founder of Wolves Summit
Speaker

Tomasz Sańpruch

Editor in Chief Capital24
Speaker

Timothy Omosinizibe Ogbotobo

Partner: Savvy Law Partnershipand Technology Transfer
Speaker

Sylvanus Mahanan Ayuba

MD/CEO, Smal Konsult LTD, JOS,NIGERIA
Speaker

Tomasz Telesiński

Office Director of the Association of Municipalities and Districts of Wielkopolska
Speaker

Małgorzata Kurzawa

CEO Gaudeamus Educational Company
Speaker

ENGR. BEN-OSY OKOH, MNSE

CHAIRMAN NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS ABUJA
Speaker

dr inż. Eugeniusz Neumann

Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Speaker

Felix Oguejiofor

Editor, The Oracle Today
Speaker

Dr Okonkwo Joseph

Independent investment management professional
Speaker

Abdullahi Mu'azu Hassan

Founder/CEO Iman International Sokoto
Speaker

Kazik Anhalt

Gateopen Innovation Management, CEZAMAT, Affairs Development Council Member, PONBIS Partner

Companies

   

Organizers

 

Media Partners

Partners

  

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Government Partners

Schedule

September 25

  • 9:30 – 10:00 registration of guest
  • 10:00 – 10:15 welcome address
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Discussion: Breaking down the barriers.
  • 11:15 – 11:45 coffie break / networking
  • 11:45 – 12:45 Presentations: One Stop Investment Centre (OSIC) and Business Opportunities in Poland/Nigeria. How to help companies in both markets.
  • 12:45 – 13:15 coffie break / networking
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Discussion: Areas of Interest.
  • 14:00 – 15:00 B2B/Match making meeting and business discussions.
  • 15:00 – 15:40 coffie break / networking
  • 15:40 – 16:10 Government role in Nigerian/Polish Business Integration and some of the benefit.
  • 16:10 – 16:55 Barriers and successful experience between Poland/Nigeria.
  • 16:55 – 17:40 Refeshment / Match Making and Business Connections.
  • 19.30 Gala and Award Night

September 26

  • 08:45 – 09:15 registration of guest
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Panel 1: Sister State Cooperation and Government Support.
  • 10:30 – 10:50 coffie break / networking
  • 10:50 – 11:30 Discussion: Business opportunities and experience.
  • 11.30 – 12.30 Business and Investment Incentives Nigeria/Poland.
  • 12:30 – 13:30 coffie break / networking
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Areas of Interest.
  • 14.30 – 15:30 Lunch with Political Leaders. Fashion show Polish/Nigeria.

Contact

Speaker

Bartosz Moczulski

Pontif

bartoszmoczulski@pontif.pl
phone: +48 609 416 053

Speaker

Iwona Wesołek

PCC

i.wesolek@pcc.org.pl
phone: +48 61 851 78 48

Speaker

Anna Matuszewska

CPAA

amatuszewska@wskiz.edu
phone: +48 502 297 481

Speaker

Vitalis Ikechukwu

Suite C5 Danziyal plaza opposite Nnpc mega station, Central business district, Abuja - Nigeria

ikeofor@yahoo.co.uk
phone: +234 8033120360

Location

Poznan Congress Center
Pavilon 15A and 15B
ul. Głogowska 14
60-734 Poznań

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