The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as part of its efforts to push frontiers of the Nigerian capital market, has partnered with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to hold a two-day conference next week.
The programme themed Leveraging the Capital Market for Economic Growth and Development is scheduled for September 11 and 12, 2019 at the Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theatre, UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos.
The special guest of honour for the event is Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State; while Mr Femi Lijadu, the board Chairman of SEC; and Ms Mary Uduk, the acting SEC Director General, are the guests of honour.
The chief host of the event is the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof Toyin Ogundipe, while the host is Prof Owolabi Kuye, the Dean, Faculty of Management Science, UNILAG.
Guest speakers for the conference are Mr Oscar Onyema, the CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Mr Bola Onadele Koko, the MD/CEO of FMDQ Securities Exchange; and Mr Adedapo Adekoje, the President of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) Nigeria.
Others are Mr Bola Ajomale, the MD/CEO of NASD Plc; Mr Akin Akeredolu-Ale, the MD/CEO of Lagos Commodity and Futures Exchange; Mrs Toyin Sanni, the Group CEO of Emerging Africa Capital; and Mr Taiwo Adeniji, the Senior Director Investments Group at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).
Also expected to address the gathering include Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri, MD/CEO of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc; Prof Uche Uwaleke, the Conference Co-Chair, Director, Chief Economist at SEC; Prof Ayo Olowe, the Conference Chair and Head, Department of Finance, UNILAG, amongst other.
Business Post gathered that not less than 500 delegates, 139 speakers drawn from several countries are expected at the conference, which is the first to be co-organised by both parties.
It was further gathered that the speakers would address participants on Capital Market, Innovation, Regulation and Economic Development: Past, Present and Future; Stock Market, Governance, Technology and Business Models: Emerging Trends; Financial Literacy, Digital Finance, Inclusion and the Democratization of Wealth in Africa; Frontiers of Trading in Fixed Income Products and Derivatives in Africa; and Commodity Exchange and Development of ecosystem for agricultural trade, risk management and finance in Africa.
Others are Stock Market Innovativeness for SME Financing in Africa; Stock Markets, Fund Managers and Stockbroking: Rebuilding Investors’ Trust; Securities Clearing, Settlement and Depository in Africa: Issues and Innovations; and Infrastructure Finance and the Capital Market: Role of Multilateral DFIs.