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On 25 May, DMA was delighted to co-host a UK-Nigeria Osun State Investment Roundtable, with legal firm Brown Rudnick. The senior delegation was led by Mr Bola Oyebamiji, who represented HE Ogbenu Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State.
Developing Markets Associates (DMA) hosted the SMEs: Leading Nigeria into the Next Century event on 20th May, 2014, with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK Trade & Invest (UKTI). This very successful event attracted well over 150 participants from a wide range of sectors with a keen interest in the growth of SMEs in Nigeria, confirming the growing interest and opportunities available in the country.
Developing Markets Associates (DMA) and Homestrings hosted the ‘Investing in Nigeria’ symposium on March 7th at Drapers’ Hall in London. This widely successful event is the second event in DMA –Homestrings’ Diaspora Investment Series. Attended by over 350 members of the diaspora and institutional investors, the event featured opportunities to directly invest in innovative projects across Nigeria in sectors such as agriculture, technology, extractives, infrastructure, and more.
The Vice President of Nigeria,Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led a very successful Nigerian business delegation for a series of investment meetings on October 15, 2009 hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador to Nigeria for the UAE, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda.
With recent market turmoil and lost confidence in structured credit products, fund managers and OECD banks are now seeking modest equity stakes in sound emerging markets, as they can demonstrate higher earnings potential in coming years. Nigeria is a country of 150 million people - by far the biggest in Africa. It boasts an expanding, entrepreneurial workforce, a progressive government with a proactive agenda of attracting foreign direct investment and access to a further regional market of 300 million people.
On March 16-19th DMA ran the first Conference Credit Ratings for Sub-National Governments in Nigeria. Over three hundred delegates attended the enormously successful three day event. Supported by Urban Development Bank, DFID, Standard & Poor’s, Bank PHB and the Gombe State Government and run in conjunction with ALGON and Baltimore Tax & Finance, the purpose of the event was to engage sub-national governments on the process of applying for credit ratings with a view to access domestic and international capital markets.
Investing in Nigeria 2009 is published by DMA and was presented at the UK-Nigeria Investment Form, held at Savoy Place, London in April 2009 and at the Stating the Case for Investing in Nigeria Forum held at the Millennium Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 15th October 2009.
In February 2008, DMA again organised an IMF, DFID and Government of Nigeria Workshop on Globalisation and Revenue Mobilisation in Abuja, Nigeria. In total, 140 people attended the event, including delegations from nine countries.
Attendees included ministers of finance, heads of revenue authorities, directors of policy, directors for revenue management and a senior delegation from the IMF. The Head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss Kahn and DFID Chief Economist, Tony Venables, were amongst the key note speakers.