World Economic Forum 2014 to hold in Nigeria

The 24th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) has been scheduled to hold for the first time in Nigeria between 7 – 9 May 2014 in Abuja. The event will attract participants, including Heads of Governments and Statesmen, CEOs of global corporations, world-leading financiers, policy and development technocrats, from over 80 countries. It will provide Nigeria with an immense and unique opportunity for economic and cultural diplomacy.

Sim Shagaya, CEO of will be part of a discussion on the breakfast morning show “Sunrise” on Channels tv (DSTV Channel 254) holding on Saturday March 8, 2014. The discussion will be centered on how Nigeria can use the opportunity of hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa to attract investment and interest in information technology and e-commerce sectors in Africa

Also expected on the breakfast show are other stakeholders in the Nigerian technological industry like Tayo Oviosu of Paga Tech and representatives from cable company Mainone.

 Ecommerce has grown to be one of the biggest contributors to the total share of information technology activities in Nigeria, and the importance of Konga and other operators would encourage further adoption by Nigerians.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

The World Economic Forum was incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.


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