About MIN5

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The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition has been held over four editions since 2013 with the objective to propel the advancement of the informal, non-oil, and SME sector by connecting industry leaders, policymakers, development partners, investors, regulatory agencies, trade partners, and stakeholders towards the growth of the sector as the significant contributor to Nigeria’s GDP and economic growth.

The conference serves as an effective platform for dialogue on critical policy discussions; focus on the growth, sustainability, access to finance of large, medium and small scale enterprises which are pivotal to our national aspiration towards economic diversification, job creation & employment. Our focus on the growth & empowerment on micro-small and medium scale enterprises hinges on our position on the role they play towards economic growth which are cardinal frontiers on our national goal towards self-sufficiency. 

This edition will pragmatically address Government’s role in the development and support of Entrepreneurs, start-ups and issues bordering on access to finance, taxation, ease of doing business, capacity building and human capital development for small and medium enterprises. We have partnered with public regulators and the organised private sector to ensure that MSMEs in the country are bankable and viable enough to access the Federal & State Government and private sector floated MSMEs funds as well as private startup capital from key stakeholders.

We shall be entrenching MSMEs as a central part of national policy and ensuring that SMEs who we recognise as national assets are empowered by this edition. 

Attendance is on an invitation and registration basis, and The Made In Nigeria Project carefully vets the list of attendees to ensure relevance and impact.

Conference Agenda

The key thrust of our one day conference & exhibition is aimed at redefining narratives about current challenges faced by SMEs Post-Covid and the debate on economic growth, SME advancement, economic diversification and the role the informal sector plays towards job creation & employment. The conference objectives will also focus on a national framework that will project ‘Made In Nigeria’ as the surest and most bankable alternative and provide a national development strategy for our short, medium and long term plan for self-sufficiency, economic diversification and an export driven economy with focus on encouraging local production and consumption.

Our well thought out programme is designed to provide delegates with multiple opportunities to achieve our conference objectives through presentations from many of the country’s leading finance service providers, investors, and policy makers with several guaranteed networking openings at the event.

This 5th edition of The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition will feature His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Keynote Speaker and His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu as Special Guest of Honor amongst a myriad of other notable speakers, panelists and over one thousand conference delegates and well over a hundred businesses that will be exhibiting at the WAZOBIA exhibition hub with covid protocols in place and strictly adhered to.

 

The Conference brings together chief executives, top level operators from the private sector as well as senior policy makers and relevant stakeholders. 

The key thrust of The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition 2021 seeks to facilitate stakeholders discussions and agreements on the practical issues, opportunities, policies and regulations needed for ‘Made In Nigeria’ to thrive and become a holistic national strategy for growth and development.

Agenda

Time

Session

Speaker

Venue

Building strategic partnerships for resilience for a post-Covid-19 economy; charting the path to recovery]

Financing SME growth post-Covid-19; Government’s policy framework & inclusion, access to low-income SME financing, ease of doing business, competitiveness, taxation, PPP, raising startup capital.

H.E Babajide Sanwoolu

Executive Governor, Lagos State.

H.E Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

On the Spotlight with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

MSMEs as a tool for Job creation & Employment; fostering the skill for a prosperous future

Optimizing Opportunities for a Made In Nigeria led Economy; Challenges, mitigating risks.

Embracing New Trends for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Economic Diversification; Breaking down the barriers.

Harnessing & Optimizing opportunities for a homegrown Creative Industry & Tech-driven Economy.