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FBN Capital Hosts 2nd Annual Investor Conference

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LAGOS, November 12, (THEWILL) – FBN Capital, the investment banking and asset management business of the First Bank Group will host its 2nd Annual Investor Conference from the 15th - 16th of November, 2012 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The theme for this year is “Catalysts for Growth: A Pragmatic Approach”, and the event aims to facilitate discussion around the enabling factors and actionable initiatives that can be taken to boost Nigeria's growth, focusing on identifying quick wins from various reform agendas. Invited headliners include Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister for Finance; Mr Segun Aganga, Honorable Minister of Trade and Investment; His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State; and Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Managing Director/CEO of FBN Capital, Mr. Kayode Akinkugbe, said the company started the annual conference in 2011 as a platform to inspire discussion on ways to foster economic development.

“At our maiden conference last year, we facilitated discussions on Nigeria's aspirations and journey to becoming a recognised emerging market country via the theme From BRICs to BRINCs: A Real Conversation. This year we are taking the conversations further,” he said.

Over the two days, the conference will host panel sessions with captains of industry from the real estate, infrastructure and oil services sectors, discussing the emerging opportunities and the extent to which government reforms and movements at the macro level are impacting their outlook. There will also be a dedicated session on the power sector, given its pivotal role as a potential enabler of growth, and ongoing efforts to transform the sector.

Through the conference, leading local and international institutional investors will interact with key policy makers, regulators and management teams of leading corporate institutions to dialogue on how best to realise existing and potential opportunities in the economy