The conference will be held under the auspices of Cross River State Government (CRSG) and ably supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment with technical support of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and Omni Systems Inc. USA .
The Conference has as its theme, “GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR DIVERSIFICATION IN AFRICAN ECONOMIES”.
This conference is coming at the time that Nigeria and other African countries are geared towards the diversification of their economies through Agriculture, Solid Minerals Development, Trade, Information Technology, Renewal Energy, and sustainable socio-economic development. As a local and municipal government event, the conference is targeted at city mayors, local government administrators and investors, worldwide. In this regard, many mayors and companies in their domain, senior local government officials, investors, industrialists, development partners, non-governmental organizations and other business prospectors are expected to participate at the forum.
The worldwide conference is expected to have in attendance over 1000 participants comprising international mayors, city administrators ,investors and companies in their domain, international organizations, development partners, NGOs, Nigeria’s 774 local government chairmen and the 6 area councils chairmen of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, capital of Nigeria; this is to enable for strategic collaboration between the international foreign investors, industrialists, and development partners, for significant infrastructural and economic development, in the rural and urban communities across Africa.
It is expected that Nigeria and other participating nations across Africa will leverage on this conference to attract investors’ interest in their vast economic potentials especially in Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Tourism, Information Technology and sustainable Infrastructure for development.
WORLD MAYORS-AFRICAN REGION INVESTMENT CONFERENCE, CALABAR 2016
In 2016, this World Conference will be focusing on African Region Investment after a very successful meeting of the World Economic Forum on Africa recently. Nigeria, now adjudged the largest economy in Africa will be hosting the event at the ancient city of Calabar, Cross River State in the southern region of the country. It will be content and result focused event that is aimed at creating synergy between the private and public sectors within local municipalities in Nigeria and the international community to fast track development through rural and urban economic platforms. It will also create the opportunities that will foster exchange of ideas, concepts and proposals that are relevant to the economic diversification agenda of the Nigerian Federal Government and sister African countries.
The international participants and delegations that will attend the conference will include leaders, innovators and top entrepreneurs that are highly respected in their various fields of public/private sector economic development.