Tentative Event Agenda

Tuesday, 24th October, 2023

Arrival of Guests & Registration

Welcome and Networking

Wednesday October 25, 2023

  • 08:00 am – 09:00 am Arrival of Guests and Registration

  • 09:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Ceremony

  • 09:00 am – 09:05 am Nigerian National Anthem and Opening Prayer (Second Stanza of The National Anthem)

  • 09:05 am – 09:10 am Welcome Address – Mr. Lamido Yuguda, Chairman, West Africa Securities Regulators Association and Director-General Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 09:10 am – 09:15 am Interlude

  • 09:15 am – 09:25 am Goodwill Message – H.E. Massandje TOURE-LITSE, Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture

  • 09:25 am – 09:30 am Goodwill Message – Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana.

  • 09:30 am – 09:35 am Goodwill Message – Mr. Ripert E.H Bossoukpe, Secretary General, AMF-UMOA

  • 09:35 pm – 09:40 am Goodwill Message – Dr. Olorunsola E. Olowofeso, Director-General, West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI)

  • 10:05 am – 10:10 am Interlude

  • 10:10 am – 10:20 am Special Guest of Honour and Host State Remarks – Executive Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

  • 10:20 am – 10:25 am Interlude

  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address and Official Opening of the Conference – Kashim Shettima Mustapha GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 10:45 am – 10:50 am Group Photograph on Stage

  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am Exhibition Visit and Departure of the Vice President, Governor, and Minister

  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am Tea Break and Networking

  • 11:10 am – 11:15 am Presentation by Platinum Sponsor– First Bank Plc

  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am Presentation – Infrastructure Deficit in the Sub-Region – Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, CEO and Chief Economist, ADSR

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Panel 1 – Regional Bonds as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development in the West African Sub-Region

    Moderator – Yasser Mounsiff – Head of Corporate Finance & Financial Disclosure, AMMC

    Panelists

    –       Abayomi Oluyomi – Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State Government

    –       Kobby Bentsi-Enchill, Head of Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Ghana

    –       Sonia Essobmadje, CFA – Chief of Section – Innovative Finance & Capital Market sat United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    –       Mr. Ripert Boussoukpe, Secretary General, AMF-UMOA

  • 12:30 pm – 12:40 pm Presentation –Sustainable Capital Market: What West African Region Can Do– Tope Fasua,  Special Adviser to the President (Economic Affairs) in the Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 12:50 pm – 13:50 pm Lunch Break

  • 13:50 pm – 13:55 pm Presentation by Gold Sponsor – FSD Africa – Mary Njuguna (Principal Specialist – Capital Markets)

  • 13:55 pm – 14:05 pm Presentation  – Towards Regional Integration – Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey-Tetteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

  • 14:05 pm – 15:00 pm Presentation  – Panel 2 – Financing Infrastructure Development; The need for Regional Markets Integration and Coordination

     

    Moderator – Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, CEO, ADSR

     

    Panelists

    –       Tariye Gbadegesin – ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited

    –       Phillip Southwell,  Chairman, Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund

    –       Grace Kibuthu Ogola, Operations Officer and Project Lead, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    –       Chinua Azubike, MD/CEO, InfraCredit 

    –       Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, Honourable Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Lagos

  • 15:10 pm – 15:15 pm Coffee Break and Networking

  • 15:25 pm – 15:30 pm Presentation by Gold Sponsor – Access Bank Plc

  • 15:30 pm – 16:30 pm Panel 3- Digital Transformation and Infrastructure Development: Leveraging Technology for Growth in ECOWAS Region 

    Moderator – Winston Nelson Jr. President, Ghana Securities Industries Association, Ghana

    Panelists:

    –       Abena Amoah, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). 

    –       Moussa Davou  – Department Director, Operations & Information Systems · Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) – UEMOA 

    –       Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX)

    –       Dr. Joe Meikiliuwa, Technical Adviser, FMDQ Group

  • 16:30 pm – 16:35 pm Closing Remarks – Mr. Dayo Obisan, Executive Commissioner, Operations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 16:35 pm – 16:40 pm Closing Prayer – Second Stanza, National Anthem

  • 16:40 pm – 18:00 pm Tea Break/Exhibition/Networking

Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • 08:00 am – 09:00 am Arrival of Guests & Registration

  • 09:00 am – 09:15 am Day 1 Recap – Dr. Okey Umeano, Chief Economist, Securities and Exchange, Commission, Nigeria

  • 09:15 am – 09:45 am Keynote presentation – Adoption of ISSB Standards for Sustainability Disclosures in West African Countries 

    –       Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Dozien, Full-time Board Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board of the IFRS Foundation

  • 09:45 am – 11:00 am Panel 4 – De-Risking Investment in Infrastructure Projects through Innovation and Sustainable Finance

    Moderator – Dr. Mo Omamegbe, Director, Strategy, Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria

    Panelists:

    –       Gregory Jobome, Executive Director, Risk Management, Access Bank Plc

    –       David Ganesha Tetteh, Senior Consultant, Ghana Investment Support Program, British International Investment 

    –       Joseph Eimunjeze, Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

    –       Olumide Lala, Co-founder and Director, Climate Transition Limited

    –       Oluwakemi Owonubi, Executive Director, Risk, Ministry of Finance Incorporated, Nigeria

  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am Tea Break

  • 11:15 am – 11:25 am Presentation  – Towards Regional Integration – Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Vice-President Africa Middle East Depositories Association

  • 11:25 am – 12:25 pm Panel 5 – Integration, Exchange Control and Financial Stability in the Sub-Region; Exploring Restrictions on Foreign Investments and Cross-border Settlements 

    Moderator – Oyinda Akinyemi, Executive Director and Head ECM Execution, Africa Regions, Stanbic IBTC

    Panelists:

    –       Dr. Olorunsola E. Olowofeso, Director-General, West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI) 

    –       Ositadimma Ugwu, Head Technology & Operations, Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS)

    –       Mr. Isiaka Ajani-Lawal, Executive Director, Lotus Bank

    –       Mr. Oluwaseun Afolabi, Head, Market Architecture, FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited

  • 12:25 pm – 12:30 pm Interlude

  • 12:30 pm – 13:30 pm Panel 6 –  Re-examining the role of Multilateral Institutions in Sustainable Development in the Region

    Moderator – Mrs. Hafsat Olubukanla Rufai, Director (Lagos Zonal Office), Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

     

    Panelists:

    –       Adebayo Araoye, Senior Capital Markets Specialist, FSD Africa

    –       Christian Mulamula, Infrastructure Lead, Nigeria, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    –       Oyelami Adekola, Director of Public Policy EnterpriseNGR 

    –       Lamide Niyi-Afuye, CEO, Africa Minigrid Developers Association

    –       Mr. Mosopefolu George, Honorable Commissioner of Econ

  • 13:30 pm – 13:35 pm Panel 6 – Closing Remarks – Mr. Reginald Karawusa, Executive Commissioner Legal and Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 13:35 pm – 13:40 pm Vote of Thanks – Mr. Ibrahim Boyi, Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 13:40 pm – 14:40 pm Lunch

  • 18:00 pm – 21:00 pm Gala and Awards

Tentative Event Agenda

  • 08:00 am – 09:00 am Arrival of Guests and Registration

  • 09:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Ceremony

  • 09:00 am – 09:05 am Nigerian National Anthem and Opening Prayer (Second Stanza of The National Anthem)

  • 09:05 am – 09:10 am Welcome Address – Mr. Lamido Yuguda, Chairman, West Africa Securities Regulators Association and Director-General Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 09:10 am – 09:15 am Interlude

  • 09:15 am – 09:25 am Goodwill Message – H.E. Massandje TOURE-LITSE, Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture

  • 09:25 am – 09:30 am Goodwill Message – Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana.

  • 09:30 am – 09:35 am Goodwill Message – Mr. Ripert E.H Bossoukpe, Secretary General, AMF-UMOA

  • 09:35 pm – 09:40 am Goodwill Message – Dr. Olorunsola E. Olowofeso, Director-General, West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI)

  • 10:05 am – 10:10 am Interlude

  • 10:10 am – 10:20 am Special Guest of Honour and Host State Remarks – Executive Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

  • 10:20 am – 10:25 am Interlude

  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address and Official Opening of the Conference – Kashim Shettima Mustapha GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 10:45 am – 10:50 am Group Photograph on Stage

  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am Exhibition Visit and Departure of the Vice President, Governor, and Minister

  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am Tea Break and Networking

  • 11:10 am – 11:15 am Presentation by Platinum Sponsor– First Bank Plc

  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am Presentation – Infrastructure Deficit in the Sub-Region – Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, CEO and Chief Economist, ADSR

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Panel 1 – Regional Bonds as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development in the West African Sub-Region

    Moderator – Yasser Mounsiff – Head of Corporate Finance & Financial Disclosure, AMMC

    Panelists

    –       Abayomi Oluyomi – Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State Government

    –       Kobby Bentsi-Enchill, Head of Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Ghana

    –       Sonia Essobmadje, CFA – Chief of Section – Innovative Finance & Capital Market sat United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    –       Mr. Ripert Boussoukpe, Secretary General, AMF-UMOA

  • 12:30 pm – 12:40 pm Presentation –Sustainable Capital Market: What West African Region Can Do– Tope Fasua,  Special Adviser to the President (Economic Affairs) in the Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 12:50 pm – 13:50 pm Lunch Break

  • 13:50 pm – 13:55 pm Presentation by Gold Sponsor – FSD Africa – Mary Njuguna (Principal Specialist – Capital Markets)

  • 13:55 pm – 14:05 pm Presentation  – Towards Regional Integration – Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey-Tetteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

  • 14:05 pm – 15:00 pm Presentation  – Panel 2 – Financing Infrastructure Development; The need for Regional Markets Integration and Coordination

     

    Moderator – Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, CEO, ADSR

     

    Panelists

    –       Tariye Gbadegesin – ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited

    –       Phillip Southwell,  Chairman, Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund

    –       Grace Kibuthu Ogola, Operations Officer and Project Lead, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    –       Chinua Azubike, MD/CEO, InfraCredit 

    –       Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, Honourable Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Lagos

  • 15:10 pm – 15:15 pm Coffee Break and Networking

  • 15:25 pm – 15:30 pm Presentation by Gold Sponsor – Access Bank Plc

  • 15:30 pm – 16:30 pm Panel 3- Digital Transformation and Infrastructure Development: Leveraging Technology for Growth in ECOWAS Region 

    Moderator – Winston Nelson Jr. President, Ghana Securities Industries Association, Ghana

    Panelists:

    –       Abena Amoah, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). 

    –       Moussa Davou  – Department Director, Operations & Information Systems · Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) – UEMOA 

    –       Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX)

    –       Dr. Joe Meikiliuwa, Technical Adviser, FMDQ Group

  • 16:30 pm – 16:35 pm Closing Remarks – Mr. Dayo Obisan, Executive Commissioner, Operations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • 16:35 pm – 16:40 pm Closing Prayer – Second Stanza, National Anthem

  • 16:40 pm – 18:00 pm Tea Break/Exhibition/Networking

  • 08:00 am – 09:00 am Registration and Networking

  • 09:00 am – 09:30 am Keynote Presentation (West Africa Monetary Institute)

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am Panel Discussion (Integration, Exchange Control, and Financial Stability in the Sub-Region; Exploring Restrictions on Foreign Investments and Cross-Border Settlements)

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break and Networking

  • 11:30 am – 11:45 am Towards Regional Integration – Africa and Middle East Depositories Association

  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Panel Discussion (Re-examining the Role of Multilateral Institutions in Sustainable Development in the Region)

  • 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Presentation (Adoption of ISSB Standards for Sustainability Disclosures)

  • 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Panel Discussion (Attracting Capital to the West African Region for Sustainable Development: Reforms, Policies, and Outlook)

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch Break and Networking

  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Towards Regional Integration – WACMIC Panel Discussion (African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Panel Discussion)

  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion (De-risking Investment Through Innovation and Sustainable Finance)

  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break and Networking

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closing and Exhibitions

  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Conference Gala