25th to 29th September 2017, Warszawa, Poznań, Rzeszów – Poland
The First Polish – Nigeria Business and Investment Summit
Let’s have our own historians and pull down the barriers.
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.
- 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.
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
Krzysztof JurgielPolish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Prof. Killion Munzele MunyamaProfessor of economics and international finance. Member of Polish Parliament (Sejm)
Dr Piotr UruskiMember of Polish Parliament (Sejm)
Bogdan RzońcaMember of Polish Parliament (Sejm), Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure
Ms. Yewande SadikuExecutive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commision, NIPC, Abuja
Dr Krzysztof SengerMember of the Board Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Dr Tee Mac Omatshola IseliExecutive Chairman Tee Mac Petroleum and CACHIZA International Holdings Ltd
Dagmara NickelCEO Nickel Technology Park Poznań
HRH Oba Dokun ThompsonOloni of Eti-Oni Kingdom, Osun State, Nigeria
Przemysław TrawaPresident of the Poznań International Fair
Grzegorz WojteraMayor of Suchy Las, Great Poland Region Poland
Okechukwu NwaforDirector Center for Polish and African Affairs, Poznan University of Communications and Management, Poznan, Poland
Marek ZmysłowskiE-Business Expert, Investor in Africa
Henryk JudkowiakPresident of Wielkopolska Capital Club
Adaeze Udo EkwuemeCEO Eti-Oni Development Group
Simon MelchiorCEO Asseco Nigeria
Justyna SitarskaManaging Director Filigri Consulting Ltd
inż. Kazimierz AniołCEO Akpil
Andrzej ŁykoPresident of the board Polish Chamber of Commerce for Importers, Exporters and Cooperation
Jacek GurszChairman of the Association of Municipalities and Districts of Wielkopolska
Udokwu Bob-ManuelSenior Special Assistant on Creative Media to Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria
Piotr PiasekCo-founder of Wolves Summit
Tomasz SańpruchEditor in Chief Capital24
Timothy Omosinizibe OgbotoboPartner: Savvy Law Partnershipand Technology Transfer
Sylvanus Mahanan AyubaMD/CEO, Smal Konsult LTD, JOS,NIGERIA
Tomasz TelesińskiOffice Director of the Association of Municipalities and Districts of Wielkopolska
Małgorzata KurzawaCEO Gaudeamus Educational Company
ENGR. BEN-OSY OKOH, MNSECHAIRMAN NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS ABUJA
dr inż. Eugeniusz NeumannDirector of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Felix OguejioforEditor, The Oracle Today
Dr Okonkwo JosephIndependent investment management professional
Abdullahi Mu'azu HassanFounder/CEO Iman International Sokoto
Kazik AnhaltGateopen Innovation Management, CEZAMAT, Affairs Development Council Member, PONBIS Partner
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
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.
phone: +48 609 416 053
phone: +48 61 851 78 48
phone: +48 502 297 481
Vitalis IkechukwuSuite C5 Danziyal plaza opposite Nnpc mega station, Central business district, Abuja - Nigeria
phone: +234 8033120360
Poznan Congress CenterPavilon 15A and 15B
Poznan Congress Center
Pavilon 15A and 15B
ul. Głogowska 14