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Emefiele, Elumelu, IMF Chief, Others For FMDA Confab

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Chairman, UBA, Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, Tony Elumelu and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Chief, Amine Mati are among the dignitaries who have confirmed their attendance at the 2018 Financial Markets Conference of the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA).

The event scheduled to hold at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos September 21, will focus on the theme: The Nigerian Financial Market – A Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Growth.

In a statement, the Acting Executive Secretary (FMDA), Mrs. Mary Gbegbaje noted that the opening remarks at the event will be delivered by the FMDA President, Samuel Ocheho, while Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Peter Bamkole will moderate one of the sessions.

Mrs. Gbegbaje said the programme is an opportunity for the Financial Market participants, Regulators, Investors, Corporates and other stakeholders to discuss ways of using financial market to facilitate economic development through entrepreneurship and job creation for the people.

She said Emefiele will be the Keynote Speaker while other renowned moderators and panelists will also contribute to make the event remarkable among whom are Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ms. Yewande Sadiku; Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing and Distribution Ltd, Mrs. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli; Ex- President, African Finance Corporation (IFC), Andrew Alli; Strategist, Citibank, David Cohen and Senior Economist/Investment Strategist, Global Evolution, Steven Bailey-Smith.

The conference sub-themes are: The Role of the Financial Markets In Unlocking Capital Flows to the Real Sector – Spotlight on SMEs & Agriculture Sector and Balancing Monetary Policy, Portfolio Investment, Foreign Direct Investments and Forex Targeting with Elumelu and Mati as Lead Speakers respectively.

The Financial Markets Dealers Association of Nigeria is an Association of licensed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) operating within the Nigeria Financial market, emphasising on regulatory policy engagement/advocacy and professional ethics in the financial markets.

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