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    Panel 1: Agribusiness Food Processing, Packaging & Machineries

    Prior to the discovery of crude oil, agriculture was the pillar of Nigeria's economy. However, the wave of an economic recession has triggered conversations around the significance of agriculture in economic diversification. Therefore, maintaining efficient operational practices and value chains have become important in the sector. Where it is even more germane to enhance production standards, high-quality products, innovative, packaging and reduce production losses. These and other challenges in the agribusiness would be discussed in line with growing a sustainable economy in Nigeria.

    Panel 2: Energy, Oil & Gas Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

    Over the years, access to reliable, affordable and constant electricity has been a major challenge for many businesses in Nigeria. Hence, the search for alternative efficient energy resources. Could renewable energy technologies provide a solution to this problem? While renewable energy and energy efficiency are being introduced to the general public, stakeholders continue to clamour for awareness and adoption among the business community. Therefore, as part of our focus on alleviating the energy challenge of every business, there would be talks on improving access to, application of and investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

    Panel 3: Infrastructure & Mining Challenges, Opportunities, Solutions

    While its infrastructure are not considered developed, Nigeria is hailed as a resource-rich country. However, the continuous development of technology, tightening regulations, fuel prices and transportation are bringing about changes in the business operation in the mining industry. With focus on harnessing the strength of Nigeria as a resource-rich country and Germany’s machinery and effective equipment, the German-Nigerian Business Forum panelists will explore the possibilities of growing an efficient and effective infrastructure network for growing a competitive mining industry and to attract new investments.

    Panel 4: Banking, Finance & Investment

    Banking, Finance & Investment: Nigeria as Africa’s pulsating powerhouse of human population has opened a broad access to market and labour availability for investors. There is also a huge service sector supporting the popular oil and gas and non-oil trade businesses with a significant market for goods and services. According to Goldman Sachs, Nigeria is one of the next 11 countries with high potential of becoming the world’s largest economies in the 21st century. Large deposits of iron ore, tin, columbite, coal, niobium, lead, zinc and bauxite are also some of the many natural resources that are being explored by investors. Many are also encouraged by the various investor incentives enjoyed. However, the role of the banking and financial institutions in facilitating local and foreign investments to Nigeria has become a great deal. This crux of the discussion for the panelists in this sector the 7th German-Nigerian Business Forum.

    Panel 5: New Economy and Start-ups

    Entrepreneurial forces are relatively becoming strong in Nigeria, though a majority of these startups are very small in terms of capital, employment and revenue. It is worth mentioning that developed nations across the world owe their current prosperity to the collective effort of intrepid entrepreneurs, on whose innovation also rests the future prosperity of developing countries. Entrepreneurs, however, cannot work in isolation; they need the right environment and digitalization to thrive in the 21st century. The role of digitalization in start-ups would receive attention at the GNBF.

    Panel 6: Technical Vocational Education and Training

    The popular successful German Dual Vocational training is a scheme for sustainable economic development whereby trainees attend classes at a vocational school and receive on-the-job training at a company. This is expected to make people learn the theoretical aspect of a trade as well as have the practical experience to effectively be productive in the labour market. Although the dual education system is generally considered exemplary, countries such as Nigeria are adopting the best practice which would help to alleviate poverty, increase the employability of youths, and contribute to both economic & human development in the long run. However, the collaboration of the government and organised private sector in sustaining vocational training, to enable better technology transfer, qualification and employability of youths will be required to increase production in the various industries and the country at large.

     


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