Conference Program Day 1: Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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SESSION 1.0.1 – Opening Keynote Session
West Africa: Funding and financing the power transformation
Chairperson and Moderator: Kunle Elebute, Partner and Head Advisory Services, KPMG, Nigeria

09:00 – 09:05
Welcome from Spintelligent
David Ashdown, Managing Director, Spintelligent, South Africa

09:05 – 09:25
Welcome address: Update on the Nigerian power privatisation *
Hon Minister Chinedu O. Nebo, OON, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

09:25 – 09:45
Power investment and financing in Ghana
Thomas M. Akabzaa, Chief Director, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana

09:45 – 09:55
Welcome from the diamond sponsor
Shi Wei-Liang, Vice President West African Region, Huawei, Nigeria

09:55 – 10:20
Keynote address: Unlocking investment and growth in the West African electricity power sector
Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Nigeria

10:20 – 11:00
Panel discussion:
• Funding power: what are the major challenges and how do you mitigate various risks?
• Risk perceptions and risk realities
• The private sector and energy finance
• Making the case for investors – what are their greatest objections?
• Sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) – critical success factors
• Available options and access

Panellists:
• Batchi Baldeh, Senior Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Nigeria
• Clement Adeyinka Oke, Ag. Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), Nigeria
• Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Nigeria
• Obiageli Ezekwesili, Former VP, World Bank/Senior Economic Advisor, Open Society Foundations (OSF), Nigeria
• Klaus Findt, Partner COO, KPMG Global Infrastructure – Africa, South Africa
• Rumundaka Wonodi, MD/CEO, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria
• Sola David – Borha, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC, Nigeria
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SESSION 1.3.1
Maximise manufacturing investments in line with Nigerian policies and regulations
Chairman: Henry Boyo, Council Member, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (Ikeja), Nigeria

13:30 – 15:00
Panel discussion: Frameworks to up scale your investments
• Understanding import and export tariff structures influencing international trade
• Implementing processes to offset new regulatory structures
• Consolidating the regulatory and industry perspective to streamline manufacturing

Panellists:
• James Ayo Obadope, MD, KSA Investments Group, Nigeria
• Muda Yusuf, Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria
• Ebere Benjamin Onwuka, Plant Operations/Projects Analyst at Lafarge Nigeria, Nigeria
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SESSION 1.3.2
The path to profit: Free trade zones and industrial incentives that will strengthen your business
Chairman: Henry Boyo, Council Member, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (Ikeja), Nigeria

Alfa Abubakar presentation15:45 – 16:15
Stimulating business growth through industrial financing
Alpha Abubakar, Managing Director , MarketBridge, Nigeria

16:15 – 17:00
Panel discussion
• Accessing alternative funding through NIRP’s industrial incentive programme
• Securing finance through private investment opportunities
• Capturing the interest of prospective foreign partners
• How free trade zones and industrial clusters can promote investment in the Nigerian manufacturing industry

Panellists:
• Shuaibu Idris, Former Deputy MD, Dangote Flour Mills, Nigeria
• Edem Bassey, Commercial Manager, Consolidated Breweries, Nigeria
• Rufina Nyelong, MD, ThruNate, Nigeria
• Rauf Badej, Material & Supply Planning Manager, PZ Cussons Nigeria, Nigeria

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Conference Program Day 2: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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SESSION 2.3.1
Using clean power to improve your profitability
Chairman: Reginald Ike Odiah, Chairman: Infrastructure Committee, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Nigeria

09:00 – 10:00
Panel discussion: Introducing clean power initiatives to support a sustainable business model
• Supplementing erratic power supply with renewable power alternatives
• Creating a long-term, sustainable manufacturing business model through clean power initiatives
• Instituting international best practices for optimised production and costeffectiveness

Panellists:
• Tony Akah, General Manager, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
• Gbenga Oladunjoye, Factory Manager, Nestle, Nigeria*
• Richard A Adewumi, Assistant Director, Electronic Department Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Nigeria
• Christopher Okeke, General Editor, Manufacturing Today, Nigeria
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SESSION 2.3.2
Reliable power solutions for successful manufacturing operations
Chairman: Reginald Ike Odiah, Chairman: Infrastructure Committee, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Nigeria

Ronald Nottidge presentation10:45 – 11:15
Employing alternative power supply and energy efficient technology for improved reliability
Roland Nottidge, General Manager, Independent Power Projects, John Holt, Nigeria

Peter Oluseyi presentation11:15 – 11:45
A lesson from India: How to maintain a constant power supply
Peter Olabisi Oluseyi, Electrical Engineer, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Anthony Obidulu presentation11:45 – 12:15
Cutting operational energy costs through the use of off-grid solar initiatives
Anthony Obidulu, CEO, All Grain Foods Nigeria, Nigeria
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SESSION 2.3.3
Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution: Defining Nigerian manufacturing frameworks
Chairman: Reginald Ike Odiah, Chairman: Infrastructure Committee, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Nigeria

13:30 – 14:00
Benchmarking manufacturing processes for sustainable growth and development
Olusegun Adetunji, Head Supply Chain, Sanofi-Aventis North East Africa, Nigeria

Leonard Ebute presentation14:00 – 14:30
Embracing the principles of an industrial revolution to meet manufacturing expectations
Leonard Ebute, Head of Supply Chain, Kimberly-Clark West Africa, Nigeria

14:30 – 15:00
Steps to achieving manufacturing excellence
• Making progress in the manufacturing sector post privatisation
• Overcoming traditional obstacles with new strategies
• Exploring support systems to assist manufacturers

Panellists:
• Leonard Ebute, Head of Supply Chain, Kimberly-Clark West Africa, Nigeria
• Olusegun Adetunji, Head Supply Chain (North East Africa) Ops & projects, Nigeria
• Dosumu Mobolaji Olubukola, CEO, Preciousgate Integrated Services, Nigeria

15:00 – 15:30
Closing remarks: Creating a profitable manufacturing industry in Nigeria
Reginald Ike Odiah, Chairman: Infrastructure Committee, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Nigeria

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CLOSING SESSION 2.1.4
Skilled workforce in the power sector: Challenges and responses
Chairperson: Phillip Griffith, General Manager, GE Global Chain for Africa, Nigeria

15:30 – 16:00
Developing skilled manpower for the power sector in Nigeria: The role of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
Reuben Okeke, Director General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Nigeria

16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion:
• Identifying challenges and responses thus far
• Achievements and successes
• Bridging the gaps – the way forward

Panellists
• Wirba Alidu, Head of Office, UNOPS, Nigeria
• Lamu Audu, MD/CEO, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), Nigeria
• William Hutton-Mensah, MD, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana
• Felix Nitz, Programme Manager, Nigerian Energy Support Programme, GIZ , Germany
• Reuben Okeke, Director General, NAPTIN, Nigeria