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Nigerians in the Diaspora holds investment forum in Paris


Flag-Pins-France-NigeriaAs a way of enhancing and promoting investment opportunities to Nigeria, a group of Nigerians based in France is to hold Nigeria-France Business and Investment Forum in October.

Tagged : “Nigerian-France Business Forum 2013’’ will parade who-is-who in business world as they all congregate in Salon Hoche, Paris between Oct. 25 and 26.

In a statement by the coordinator of the Nigerian Networking France forum, Mr Uche Ejims said the Nigerians in the Diaspora, who left the country in search of greener pastures in Paris, France, have not forgotten their roots.

“ The Nigerian Networking France specialised in communication and promotion of investment to Nigeria, an area where they have been keeping positively the good image of our country.

“In fact, we are here to campaign for the first Nigeria – France Business forum which will take place on the 25th – 26th of October 2013 in Paris’’.

Ejims said there was need to work together with Nigerian entrepreneurs to see how the economy could be boosted and also create employments for the youths thus eradicating violence in the country.

“The truth is that we need to attract more foreign investors to manufacture in Nigeria so as to boost employment’’, he said.

Ejims said that the forum would attract business corporate, States, Local Governments, so as to showcase and interact with viable investors.

“ We want to make it one of the biggest events in France that Nigerians abroad have ever known. The Nigerian stakeholders will not be left alone.’’

He said the Nigeria-France Business Forum would provide an opportunity to find, meet and connect with potential strategic partners and gain exposure in both domestic and international markets, and further, enhance awareness of products and services.

He said the two-day event would also provide a great opportunity to network with industry leaders and government contacts.

“The priority will be to highlight new areas of cooperation, opportunities for marketing and joint venture tie-ups, capacity building and technology transfer, sourcing different products from both countries and drawing a road map for future collaboration’’.

Ejims said the forum would be rounded off with a big Nigerian French Gala Night in which different awards would be given.

Expected guests include Nigeria Ambassador in France, Amb.  Akin Fayomi, Mr Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Silas Eke, Micro Link Computers Nigeria and Mr Victorien Luret, a French Minister DES

Others were President Poitou Charente, Champagne Ardenne of Region France, Mr Parfait Gerard, President, Association- France Nigeria, the Mayor of Paris, Mr Delanoue, some African envoys, Governors of Delta and Kogi states in Nigeria.

The managing directors of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Nest Oil Nigeria Plc, Dansa Group Nigeria, Anabel Group Nigeria and Chairman, Nigerian Tourism Board as well as chamber of commerce of the two countries are slated for the event.

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