About Nigeria Leadership Summit 2013

Panel

Power, An Industry in Transition

According to the Anabel Leadership Academy’s research team, if Nigeria gets the power reform right, we will add a whopping $150 billion a year to our current GDP of $250 billion, and since we are already achieving growth rates of 5-6% this will put our economy on fire. We estimate that this will grow our GDP to $400 to 500 billion if you adjust for the growth over the next five years, expectedly this will put Nigeria ahead of Nations such as Finland, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Austria, Venezuela, and even the United Arab Emirates. This is unprecedented and it underscores the importance of the Power sector reforms presently being promoted by President Goodluck Jonathan and his team in the Power Sector.This panel will give the participants a deep insight into the new Nigeria electricity sector and how the industry will operate going forward. The Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will provide a deep insight into the tariff regime and why tariffs will go up before they come down, and why we do not need to panic as we will be better for it. The Group Executive Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will give the participants an insight into the gas master plan, how much gas is available for the Power Industry and where the opportunitiesare for the small and medium scale enterprises. The new owners of the Electricity Distribution Companies that have been privatized will clearly outline and define their strategy for bringing about a sustainable power supply system in Nigeria that will support the growth of the entrepreneur and expand the opportunities in our economy. And the Power Generation Companies including Nigeria’s first independent Power Producer Geometric Power will provide the participants of the Nigeria Leadership Summit with a clear picture of what it will take to get Nigeria to its optimal level of power production and supply sooner rather than later.

Women In Business

According to the United States Small Business Administration almost half of the almost 28.5 million small businesses in the United States are owned or run by women. This clearly shows that women have a strong and rising contribution to the United States $15 trillion USD annual GDP. The story is mirrored in almost all developed Nations around the World, where Women are talking over, with their tenacity, drive and commitment to getting things done. In Nigeria the story is only beginning to take shape and so the Woman Entrepreneur in our Nation’s future will clearly redefine the future of our Nation. The panel will go deep into the challenges of the woman entrepreneur and whether things are harder for them than for our men. What we can do as a Nation to support and promote women entrepreneurs as we know the value they hold for building a sustainable growth path for our national economy. If we empower our women we truly will be empowering our NATION. Some of the Nation’s most successful women entrepreneurs will be addressing the challenges and even pointing out the opportunities open to the younger women on this panel. We will explore the so called gender sensitive industries such as fashion, and then show how women have penetrated the male dominated industries of Energy, Furniture, and Real Estate. A sneak preview of the opportunities available to women entrepreneurs in Agriculture, Manufacturing and Technology will also be highlighted.

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