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Preliminary programme

ARRIVAL (ABUJA) - MONDAY, 09 MAY - “OPTIONAL”

  • Arrival in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Transfer to Hotel
  • Informal Introduction at the Hotel - Programme review and briefing by Business Sweden

DAY 1 (ABUJA) - TUESDAY, 10 MAY – “OPTIONAL “

  • Formal welcome of the delegation by the country host, Minister for ICT Nigeria, H.E. Barrister Adebayo Shittu
  • Meetings with relevant ministries in Nigeria depending on delegation composition (Finance, Energy, ICT etc)
  • Lunch with Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele
  • Courtesy visit to the Vice President of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Yemi Osinbajo
  • Visit to Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
  • Late flight to Lagos

Arrival in Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Transfer to Hotel 
(For Lagos Participants and individual /group briefing depending on arrival time)

DAY 2 (LAGOS) - WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY

09.00 – 17.00 Swedish-Nigerian Smart Cities conference
Discuss and explore the opportunities for growth using ICT as the driver in Nigeria

  • Best practices of using ICT as driver of growth – in the private and public sector
  • Policies and Foundations – how to create an environment that drives ICT development
  • Infrastructure – building sustainable innovative ICT infrastructure to facilitate high speed mobile broadband access as well as rural coverage
  • Value Added Services and Verticals – necessary to secure inclusive and dynamic growth in Nigeria

(i.e. e-government solutions e.g. e-banking, e-payment, e-healthcare, e-education etc. and other VAS)
18.00 Reception hosted by the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria

DAY 3 (LAGOS) - THURSDAY, 12 MAY 

10.00 – 16.00 B2B targeted sessions with Nigerian companies

  • Individual B2B meetings tailored to suit the needs and preferences of the participants
  • Departure to Europe