Mini-MBA pre-conference: Monday, 25 November 2013

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09:00 – 10:30

Strategic planning for success
Workshop leader: Bryon & Goldman Limited, Nigeria: Ogechi Adeola, Marketing and Strategic Planning Expert, Managing Partner

11:00 – 12:30
Management in changing utility environments
Workshop leader: Business School Netherlands, Nigeria: Lere Bale, Director

13:30 – 15:00
Fast-tracking decision making within a complex business/utility environment
Workshop leader: Business School Netherlands, Nigeria: Ayotunde Adebayo, Visiting Lecturer

15:30 – 17h00
Driving efficient and effective implementation within the utility business
Workshop leader: PWC: Senior representative
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Day 1: Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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West Africa: Powering cross border participation for regional economic growth
Chairman: UBA Capital, Nigeria: Wale Shonibare, Managing Director, Investment Banking

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and keynote address
Ministry of Power, Nigeria: Hon. Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo

09:30 – 10:00
Update on opportunities in Ghana
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana: Hon. John A. Jinapor, Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum

10:00 – 10:30
Incentivising power generation in the transitional electricity market through the Nigerian Bulk Trader
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria: Rumundaka Wonodi, Managing Director/CEO
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The path to power: the impact of power privatisation on your business
Chairman: Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria: Reginald Odiah, Chairman, MAN Infrastructure Committee

11:30 – 12:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Lagos State Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Nigeria: Taofiq Ajibade Tijani, Hon. Commissioner
  • Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Moses Alade Jebutu, Acting GM Technical Services
  • Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, Nigeria: Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, General Counsel & Company Secretary
  • Lafarge Cement WAPCO, Nigeria: Michael Awanayah, General Manager Business Transformation
  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria: Sam Amadi, Chairman

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Growing your business: from attracting investors to increasing exports
Chairman: Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria: Muda Yusuf, Director General

14:30 – 15:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Lekki Worldwide Investment Company, Nigeria: Tajudeen Disu, Managing Director
  • UK Trade and Investment, Nigeria: Mike Purves, Director
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Nigeria: Alhaji Bature Umar Masari, Director General
  • Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Nigeria: Aliyu Lawal, Acting Managing Director*

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Revenue protection: Efficient billing practice and customer service advocacy
Chairman: Mojec International, Nigeria: Chantelle Abdul, International Business Director

16:00 – 16:30
Successor Companies and IT Solutions: How can business software applications bring ROI and profitability forward?
SAP Africa, South Africa: Andrew Strachan, Head, Energy and Natural Resources

16:30 – 17:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Covernance Energy Ltd, United Kingdom: Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Managing DirectorCovernance Energy Ltd, United Kingdom: Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Managing Director
  • Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana: Joseph Mensah Forson, District Manager
  • Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Abiodun Ajifowobaje, CEO
  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria: Abba Armiya’u Ibrahim, Commissioner, Government & Consumer Affairs
  • Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria: Reginald Odiah, Chairman, MAN Infrastructure Committee

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Day 2: Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Powering your plant today: solutions for a steady supply
Chairman: National Council, Manufactureres Association of Nigeria, Nigeria: Engr. Giandomenico Massari, Chairman

09:00 – 10:00
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission: Abulkadir Shettima, Deputy Manager for Market Analysis and Compliance
  • SolarWorld, South Africa: Niël Lambrechts, Technical Director
  • John Holt Plc: Ronald Nottidge, General Manager, Independent Power ProjectsJohn Holt Plc: Ronald Nottidge, General Manager, Independent Power Projects
  • Siemens, Nigeria: Lars Ekbom, Senior Sales Developer, Africa
  • Schneider Electric, Nigeria: Kene Obi, Key Account Manager for Industries

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Manufacturing TodayThe path to profit: how better processes, quality and energy efficiency will boost your bottom line
Chairman: Manufacturing Today, Nigeria: Stanley Egbochuku, Publisher

The lean sigma approach: how to improve processes to reduce waste and increase output11:00 – 11:30
The lean sigma approach: how to improve processes to reduce waste and increase output
GZ Industries, Nigeria: Fred Popoola, Process/Continuous Improvement Manager & Lean Sigma Expert

Quality control: why standards matter and how to meet them for local and international markets11:30 – 12:00
Quality control: why standards matter and how to meet them for local and international markets
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigeria: Joseph Odumodu, Director General

Energy management in-plant - how an energy audit could cut your unit cost12:00 – 12:30
Energy management in-plant – how an energy audit could cut your unit cost
National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC), Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigeria: Prof. Oluwole Adegbenro, Director

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Panel discussion: Meeting the skills challenge through capacity building
Moderator: Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Nigeria: Sola Obadimu, Director, Capacity Building

14:00  – 15:00
Panel discussion: How is Nigeria going to train the 8 000 engineers needed to ensure 40 000 MW by 2020?

Panellists:

  • ECG, Ghana: William Hutton Mensah, Managing Director
  • GIZ, Germany: Felix Nitz, Capacity Building, Nigerian Energy Support Programme
  • NAPTIN, Nigeria: Reuben Okeke, Director General
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Nigeria: Sola Obadimu, Director, Capacity Building

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Nigeria looking forward: post reform
Chairman: Bank of Industry, Nigeria: Waheed Olagunju, Executive Director, Business Development

15:45 – 16:45
Panel discussion

 

Panellists:

 

  • North South Power Company, USA: Eric Olo, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Shiroro Generation Company, Nigeria: Eric Olojugba, Commercial Financial Manager
  • Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria: Simeon Atakulu
  • PWC, Nigeria: Pedro Omontuemnen, Partner & Leader Energy, Power and Utility Services