West Africa: FDI Prospects, SEZ Promotion Webinar: 8 Oct 2020

Nigeria & West Africa: FDI and state economic prospects, SEZ promotion

Date: 8-October-2020
Time: 11am – 12.30pm WAST (10.00am UK time)
Duration: 1.5 hours

As part of our webinar series on investment and trade promotion and economic policy, GDP Global hosted this webinar to discuss the current issues facing those making policy choices and promoting FDI in Nigeria and West Africa.


Charles Ughele, Chief Representative and Advisor, West Africa GDP Global

Francis Crusto, Senior Associate Director, FDI Nigeria

John Hanna, Director GDP Global

Facilitator: Christina Knutsson, Director GDP Global

Webinar themes

  1. Trade and FDI flows and prospects update
  2. Sector prospects: disruptive technologies 4IR and impact on existing business/industries
  3. Checklist and prospects for Investfdi.
  4. South & Southern Africa – Upcoming Webinar: FDI Promotion Excellence: Structure, Strategy, Campaigns.

Our speakers will also be sharing case studies to help bring to life solutions for promoting foreign direct investment.

Webinar audience

  • NIPC
  • West Africa promoters in investment and trade
  • IPA Specialists
  • Private sector investors in investment and trade from the region.

The demand for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nigeria and West Africa has never been higher. Yet global FDI flows are hugely in decline in 2020. Will there be an upsurge in 2021? 

How can Nigerian States follow international best practices and be considered for new investment opportunities? What constitutes a winning FDI strategy? And what is the plan to make it happen?

How should Nigeria’s Special Economic Zones track, approach and attract investment opportunities in the next 12 months to two years?