Past Events

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber has hosted nearly 100 events since it was formed in 2005 both as in-person gatherings and, more recently, webinars on topics relevant to the Chamber’s mandate to drive business and investment in this important bilateral corridor. The details below. 

Speakers: Nozipho January Bardill, Head of Corporate Affairs, MTN

Jon Zehner, JP Morgan

Venue: Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 25 September 2008

Sponsor: MTN

Speaker: FirstBank of Nigeria Executive

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sandton

Date: 20 November 2008

Sponsor: First Bank of Nigeria

Event: South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum

Date: 28 and 29 July

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Sponsor: Standard Bank Africa

Speaker: Lewis Musasike, Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Africa

Topic: Business climate and Opportunities in Nigeria

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 12 September 2007

Sponsor: KPMG

Speaker: Seyi Bickersteth, Country Managing Partner, KPMG, Nigeria

Topic: Nigeria's Investment Outlook in an election year

Venue: Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park

Date: 27 March 2007

Sponsor: Standard Bank

Speaker: Oti Ikomi, the Director of Global Transactional Banking at Standard Bank of South Africa

Topic: Nigeria's Potential as a Top 20 Global Economy - A Focus on Payment Systems

Venue: Park Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank

Date: 21 November 2006

Event: Seminar

Subject: Nigeria at 46: Are Things Falling Apart?

Hosts: Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town

Chamber Participation: Chaired by Chamber CEO

Date: 12 October 2006

Event: South Africa-Nigeria conference

Organisers: International Institute of Research

Chamber Participation: The event was endorsed by the chamber, chaired by its CEO, Dianna Games, and several of the speakers were chamber board members

Date: 18 and 19 September 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston

Event: Nigeria Investment Forum

Sponsors: MTN, Multichoice, First Bank of Nigeria, Phillips Consulting, Standard Bank, KPMG, Citigroup, Virgin Nigeria and Johnnic Communications

Co-hosts: Nigerian High Commission, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, DTI, Phillips Consulting

Speakers: A wide range of government and private sector representatives

Date: 23 August 2006

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: Virgin Nigeria

Speaker: Mike Higgins, Director of Sales and Outstations, Virgin Nigeria, based in Lagos

Topic: The challenges of launching Virgin Nigeria

Date: 26 June 2006

Venue: Rosebank Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: First Bank of Nigeria

Speakers: Jacob Ajekigbe, MD of First Bank, Fanus Nothnagel, MD of Massdiscounters, Foluso Phillips, CEO of Phillips Consulting, based in Lagos.

Topics: First Bank's repositioning in light of financial consolidation in Nigeria; Challenges of Massmart in setting up in Nigeria and the role of the Nigeria-SA Chamber in Lagos

Date: 30 May 2006

Sponsor: Johnnic Communications West Africa

Speakers: Brian Pottinger, CEO of Johnnic Africa; Lara Preston, Johnnic Africa, Francis Osuyah, MD of Phillips Consulting; Noel Holland, Vice President for Cotecna

Topics: Johnnic's projects in Nigeria and African film festival in South Africa; the political economy of Nigeria; and the new rules for imports into Nigeria

Date: 30 March 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg

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  • Africa @ Work

    Africa @ Work, a business and investment advisory company, is dedicated to facilitating and improving business in Africa through client briefings, advisory work, providing media articles and reports on African economic issues, country immersions, and events. CEO Dianna Games is a leading commentator on business issues, trends and developments in Africa and specialises in corporate engagements across a range of sectors and countries. She also heads up the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber.

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