The importance of this trade mission is to create the opportunity for more direct engagements and in-depth discussions on the potential benefits of post-brexit, Britain going Global and Nigeria Trade and investment Relations opportunities, the challenges of public sector led policies and private sector driven initiatives for mutual economic growth and social development.
We are very hopeful that after much discussions and resolutions on the Uk regulatory frameworks and understanding the Nigeria standardisation and quality challenges of produce/food export direct to the Uk, which at the moment is in deficit in comparison to other key export countries, such as Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa, for example Kenya is expected to be a net exporter of Mango fruits to the Uk. What stops Nigeria Mango farmers competing favourably on this Agro-produce export post-brexit opportunities? In view of this, the parliamentary discussions would be centred on legislation, rules and regulations of import/ export relations between Nigeria/UK exports. It Is a known factor in the industry that many Nigerian produce pass through third party countries into the Uk market. How can this be mitigated for the mutual benefit of both countries? There is also a need for bilateral engagement, to further understand the why. Unlike the above mentioned countries, UK & Nigeria are yet to confirm a post-brexit Trade deal for its export commodities and Investment. We hope to see an outcome that would enable Nigeria’s Agro-Export communities compete favourably on Agro-Commodities in which they have comparative advantage in Africa. This would require a well guided meeting between the two Ministers of Trade and Investment, with key policy makers to reconsider the place of Nigerian post-brexit era of sustainable development.
Nigeria now has one of fastest growing SMEs in Agro-business, Fin-tech, and Info-tech innovations, although lacking key experts and investment support. These are major bites of the market economy that requires urgent intervention from foreign and Diaspora led engagements.
Following engagements and discussions both in London and Peterborough, the delegates would be meeting and inter-facing with key experts and investors from the agro-business, fin-tech, info-tech, renewable energy, and infrastructure.
The final expectations of this Trade Mission is to open-up Britain to Nigeria, for Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to increase trade and investment in SMEs through fair import/export regulatory system and cooperation.
We hope to have a robust engagement amongst key public and private sector stakeholders.
We can now confirm that the following Special Guests.
Ministerial Special Guest: Hon. Minister for Trade, Investment and Industry Nigeria, Hon. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo as the Special Guest of Honour and Delegation Led.
Diplomatic Host: His Excellency, Amb. Sarafa Tunji Isola. Nigeria High Commissioner to the Court of St. James. United Kingdom.
Parliamentary Host: Lord John Taylor of Warwick, Member House of Lord.
Parliamentary Co-Host: Hon. Paul Bristow MP. Parliamentary private Secretary for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports.
Ministerial Guest of Honour: Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP. Secretary of State for International Trade UK.
Special Guest Speaker: Rt. Hon. Helen Grant MP. Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Nigeria
Commonwealth Special Guest: Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC. Secretary General of the Commonwealth
Special Diplomatic Guest of Honour: His Excellency, Amb. Dr. Morie Komba Manyeh. Sierra Leone High Commissioner to United Kingdom
Royal Guest: HRH. Amb. Dr. Olusegun Aderemi JP. The Atyero of Aramoko Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Trade Mission Summit Dinner Host: Mr. Robin Marsh. Secretary General. Universal Peace Federation. UK.
London Business Breakfast and Dinner Hosts:
Mr. Harry Burns. Chelgate UK
Mr. Bolaji Sofoluwe. ETK. Group
Greg. Swenson. Brigg Macadam
Mr. Stephen Cartwright of FCDO
Peterborough Sessions Hosts:
Hon. Paul Bristow MP. Member of Parliament for Peteborough
Cllr. Wayne Fitzgerald. Deputy Mayor for Cambridge and Peteborough Combined Authority and Leader of Council , Peteborough City Council
Mr. Tom Hennessy. CEO. Opportunity Peteborough
Special Guest of Honour
Mr. Matt. Gladstone. CEO. Peteborough City Council
Mr. Tom. Stevens. Director. Cambridge Commodities. Ely.
Mr. Vincenzo Pampararo of DIT East of England
Summit Guest Speakers:
Mr. Mobin Rafiq. Chairman. Commonwealth Entrepreneur Club UK
Hon. K. Blackman. MP. Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North
Mr. David Smith. Chairman. British African Business Alliance UK
Prof. Steve Azaiki. OON. Member of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee. Nigeria House of Representatives.
Mr. Umana Okon Umana. Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority
Sir. Richard Heygate. Chairman. Treleavan Capital UK
Ms. Nidda Sabbagh. Political economic adviser, Federation of GCC. Chambers of the Golf States
Dr. Richard Myhill. Director. London International Youth Science Forum with Imperial College, University of London
Prof. Ngozi Okike. Chair. Book Aid for Africa. UK.
Comdr. Dr. Alistar Soyode. CEO. BENTv. London
Mr. Afolabi Andu. Chairman. Nigeria Global Business Forum.
Mr. Sonny Iroche. Senior Academic Visitor. African Studies Centre. University of Oxford. UK
Mr. David Apollos. Chairman. Across Atlantic Plc. UK.
Mr. Shonga Herbert M’ocecwa. Chairman. Shonga Investments Zambia.
Prof. Ezendu Ariwa of Bedfordshire University.
Dr. Gregory Roberts of Afro-Caribbean Market Place UK.
Mr. Clinton Liu Director. MCG. UK/Canada
And many more businesses
The Trade and Investment Mission Summit 2022, will hold from the 25th to 29th of April, 2022.
With a delegation Curtsey Visit to the Nigerian High Commissioner to the Uk, Amb. Sarafa Tunji Isola
The Lunch Reception and Opening Ceremony Hosted by Lord Taylor of Warwick, in the House of Lords Westminster Parliament, on the 25th of April 2022.
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