The World Pension Summit Africa Special takes off in Abuja
The World Pension Summit Africa Special has officially kicked off in the Nigerian capital of Abuja today, in what looks set to be an informative and insightful two days. Partcularly if today is anything to go by.
Today's event covered a wide range of topics, including the growing importance of pensions in Africa, the role of pensions in economic development and the pension funds investment for infrastructure and real estate. Guest speakers included such influential figures as the Minister of Nigerian Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of the Pensions Commission Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, and the Chairmen of World Pension Summit, Eric Eggnik and Harry Smorenberg. Even Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was on hand to officially open the ceremony.
Tomorrow sees Ariadne Director Amit Pau speaking on technology and pensions, where he will be joined by such names as Taiwo Otiti, CEO IBM Africa and Carina Wangwe, Head Management Information Systems, Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA). As well as panel on technology and pensions, there will also be one covering strategic communications and reputation management in pensions.
The event is from 8am-2:45pm and closes tomorrow.