Conference Agenda


Theme: Optimizing the value chain in the manufacturing sector to ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness


Agenda Day 1: Tuesday, 12th March 2019

Session 1.01


                                      Opening Keynote


Expo hall




·         Organisers’ Welcome:

Event Manager- Joseph Oru, Clarion Events West Africa


·         Event Patrons Address:

Engr. Ahmed Mansur, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, Director-General, Raw material research and development council.


Host Ministry Address:

·         Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Honorable Minster, Ministry of industry, Trade & Investment

·         Dr Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu,Honourable Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology 

·         Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Honourable Minister of Transportation - TBC

·         Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Honorable Minster of Mines and steel development - TBC

·         Chief Audu Ogbeh (OFR), Honourable Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development - TBC

Introductory Address: TBC

Keynote Address: His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria - TBC

Conference Theatre


Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Conference Theatre


 Expo Floor Tour

Session 1.02

Expo hall


Conference session:

Raw Material Showcase




Engr. Mansur Ahmed, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.


Special focus on Resources, raw materials and R&D Breakthroughs by State governments, Universities/ R&D Institutions and Organized private sector.



Promoting manufacturing through improved transport Infrastructure

SPEAKER: Presentation/Abstract: Mr Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigeria Shippers Council -TBC


Mrs Zaheera Baba-Ari, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Commodity Exchange.

Chief Increase Uche, President, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF).

Otunba Francis Meshioye, Executive Director, JMG Limited.

Mr Paul. M. Gbededo, Group Managing Director, Flourmill Nigeria.


Next steps and solutions feedback: Q&A from participants.

Exploring new innovations and technologies to grow and sustain manufacturing value chain in Nigeria

SPEAKER: Presentation/Abstract: Prof Lateef  Oladimeji Sanni


Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, Director General, RMRDC

Engr. Prof. M. S. Haruna, Executive vice-chairman/chief executive, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).

Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim, Director General, The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).

Next steps and solutions feedback: Q&A from participants.


Business Renaissance as a pathway to economic growth: Role of the manufacturing sector


Emile bado, General Manager, Beamco Nigeria Ltd.        




Agenda Day 2: Tuesday, 13th March 2019

Session 2.0


10:00- 10:45

Raw Material Showcase (2)

Special focus on Resources, raw materials and R&D Breakthroughs by State governments, Universities/ R&D Institutions and Organized private sector.


The internet of things (IIOT) for the manufacturing industry.

How is IIOT driving digital transformation of the manufacturing industry?

Utilising IIOT to improve process, efficiency, productivity and performances.  

Speakers: Engr Olusola Aluko, Business development manager, Atlas copco.

Saleem Adegunwa, Managing Director, Rite foods.

Nino Ozara, Production director, Honeywell Nigeria.

Mr Jonathan Onigbinde, CEO, Nigerian Associated Best Foods Limited.

Dr. Ifeanyi Okoye, CEO, Juhel Nigeria.


Dr. Stella Okoli, CEO, Emzor



Trade Facilitation: Overcoming the supply chain challenges facing businesses

Speaker: Prof. Mado Obiora, Director General, African center for supply chain


Managing Director, Mediterranean Shipping Company Lynch Andrew

Nosa. D. Afe, Managing Director, LX Global

Senior Vice President, Hont Global Services, Wale Temowo



                      Networking Tea Break



Raw Material Forum

Masterclass Demonstration 1

Development of Industrial Grade Talc for Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sector.

Demonstrator: Dr. Muhammed Buga, Director, Industrial chemicals & Mineral Department. RMRDC.

Dr. Stella. A. Emmanuel, Senior research fellow, SHESTCO



Discussion panel: Effective Marketing for Businesses: A Pathway to Success

This session is an overview of proven marketing tactics for manufacturing employees needing to improve sales leads, win rates and revenue.


Mr. Lampe Omoyele, Chief Operating Officer, 141Worldwide

Lanre Adisa- Chief creative Officer, Noah's Ark Communications.

Charles Nnochori- Marketing Manager, Pz cussons.

Idorenyen Enang – Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Shepherds Limited.

Guest Speaker- Steve Babaeko, CEO, X3M Ideas.



Women Entrepreneur in Manufacturing (WEIM)

Exceptional Executives: women who are leading the way

This session will feature manufacturers discussing;

Dawn and rise of women in the manufacturing Sector

Supportive measures for women in the manufacturing sector


Speaker: Yinka Ogunde, CEO, Edumark Consult


Arc. Alero Imo, Managing director, Cyrus kingdom Development company

Monalisa ABIMBOLA AZEH, CEO, Mona Matthews

Barr Eboh blessing – Chairwomen, Association of women shoemakers and leatherworks.

Chairperson: Mrs. Nkechi Obi, MON, FNIM, Executive Vice Chairman, Techno oil.






Agenda Day 3: Tuesday, 14th March 2019

Session 3.0



Raw Material Forum


Masterclass 2

Enhancing value addition to vegetable oil through local production of soap noodles.

Presenter: Dr. Moses Omojola, Former Director, Industrial chemical and mineral Department (ICMD) RMRDC



Financial Support mechanisms available to businesses.

What tools are available to help manufacturers: Understanding how government can assist manufacturers & what incentives, investment and financing solutions are available


Nigerian Export – Import Bank (NEXIM)


Bank of Industry (BOI)

Development bank of Nigeria



Competing in a global market (is your factory holding you back?)

What are you doing to increase your competitiveness? Are you upgrading your facilities?



Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir, - Director General, MAN

Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

Mr Osita Anthony Aboloma, Director General, Standards Organization of Nigeria

Mr Segun Awolowo- Managing Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council







Technical Session


Export Potentials for resource-based value-added semi & finished products.

Presenter: Mr Abba Bello, Managing Director/CEO Nexim

Production of Jute Bags for Agro- commodities Packaging

Demonstrator: Mr Tunde Odunuga MD, Abod Success Investment Limited

Leather; Not a final product

Presenter: Mr Bello Yakasai, MD/CEO, Bay Enterprises Ltd. Kano