FBN Holdings Partners Euromoney for the Nigeria Banking & Capital Markets Conference

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and FBN Capital Limited, subsidiaries of FBN Holdings Plc are Lead Sponsors of The Nigeria Banking and Capital Markets Conference 2014 organised by Euromoney for the third consecutive season since 2012. This sponsorship is part of the drive by FBNHoldings to promote thought leadership for national growth and development, while promoting the nexus between the government and the private sector to stimulate growth and job creation in the Nigerian economy. This year’s edition with the theme “The New Era of Accessing Capital” is scheduled for September 30, 2014, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The annual top level conference is bringing together policy makers, businessmen, financiers and key overseas players in a high-level conference which will highlight Nigeria’s attractions as a strong African financing centre. The conference would review an economy that is now Africa’s largest and postulate how best the country can ensure its financial system is fit for purpose to support an economy undergoing rapid expansion.

The conference would feature the GMD/CEO, FirstBank, Mr. Bisi Onasanya in the C-Suite Panel on ‘Solutions for the New Reality’, the Executive Director, Lagos & West, FirstBank, Mr. Gbenga Shobo in the C-suite panel deliberating on the subject ‘Fit for the Frontier: Financial Services for Africa’s New Giant’ while Mr. Taiwo Okeowo, Deputy Managing Director and Head, Investment Banking, FBN Capital would also be speaking at the event.

In a statement by Mr. Onasanya, FirstBank’s sponsorship of the conference accentuates the Bank’s, and indeed, the FBNHoldings Group’s position as a financial partner of choice to investors in the Nigerian economy and a promoter of the development of a prudent, sound and efficient financial sector in Nigeria.