• Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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Oye, Okonjo-Iweala to speak on Nigeria’s opportunities at World Chambers Congress

NACCIMA says AfCFTA presents opportunity for business expansion, wealth creation

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Dele Oye and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are set to take to the world stage to discuss Nigeria’s business opportunities at the World Chambers Congress.

The Congress which is the world’s largest economic forum for chambers and businesses is scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland between June 12 and 23, 2023.

With the theme, “Achieving peace and prosperity through multilateralism,” the Congress in its 13th edition, will bring together economic actors, business leaders, and policymakers from across the globe to exchange experiences and examine issues affecting international trade and businesses, among others with the aim of shaping the next economic era in service of peace and prosperity.

Other speakers expected at the global forum are the director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Gilbert Houngbo; founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab; President of the World Bank, Ajay Banga; secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), John W.H Denton, and secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, among others.

During the World Chambers Congress, Oye, a highly accomplished lawyer with more than thirty-three years of experience in litigation and business transactions, will be sharing insights into the nation’s non-oil export sector, which holds immense potential for economic growth and diversification.

The NACCIMA boss, who is passionate about promoting trade and investment opportunities in Nigeria and Africa, will also be providing perspectives into other diverse sectors that showcase Nigeria’s tremendous potential, including agriculture, manufacturing, and the nation’s booming creative sector, which has continued to gain global recognition, as well as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which has immense potential to foster trade, spur economic growth, and deepen cooperation within Africa.

On her part, Okonjo-Iweala, an economist and international development expert, will be sharing invaluable insights on international trade, providing a comprehensive and deep perspective on the complexities and opportunities of the global business landscape.

She will also highlight the importance of multilateralism in shaping the global economy and examine efforts by the WTO in navigating trade disputes, advancing negotiations and promoting economic collaboration among member countries.