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Bloomberg, NSE holds roundtable

Bloomberg and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will hold the fourth edition of the NSE-Bloomberg CEO Roundtable on Tuesday in Lagos on the implication of industrial revolution on Nigerian economy.

The NSE said in Lagos that the theme of the roundtable is “Reshaping the Nigerian Economy for Sustainable Growth: Leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Catalyst for Advancement”.

It would focus on the topical issue of the fourth industrial revolution and its implication for the Nigerian economy.

The NSE-Bloomberg CEO Roundtable will bring together business leaders across multiple sectors as well government’s officials.

They would examine the present state of the Nigerian economy in light of the unfolding fourth industrial revolution and chart a way forward.

Mr. Oscar Onyema, Chief Executive Officer of the NSE, said: “Nigeria’s dependence on commodities production as the mainstay of its economy has historically proven to be the source of its high risk exposure to global shifts in commodity demand.

“With the unfolding fourth industrial revolution which has seen the embedment of technology across all aspects of society, I believe we can accelerate the unlocking of untapped value across all sectors of the economy through the disruption of existing industries and creation of entirely new ones.

“As with previous editions, I expect the forum to be highly interactive with robust engagement,” he said.

The annual NSE Bloomberg CEO Roundtable is a platform that ensures continuous dialogue with key stakeholders and provides strategic solutions to economic issues for follow up implementation by the NSE in its capital market advocacy role.

The first CEOs Roundtable was held on Thursday, July 25, 2015 and it focused on two systemically important sectors, Banking and Oil & Gas.

It brought together African captains of industry and key influencers to share in-depth knowledge about their sectors with key players in the capital market.

The 2nd NSE held on Wednesday, 31st August 2016 at the Stock Exchange House, Marina, Lagos.

With the theme, “Navigating the Changing Business Landscape in Nigeria”, the second roundtable brought together, thought leaders and captains of industry to share in-depth knowledge about their sectors with capital market players and proffer much needed solutions to economic realities.

The panel featured CEOs from the financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors; CEOs from portfolio management firms and renowned economists.

The third held on June 16, 2017 with the theme, “Inno¬vating Out of Nigeria’s Recession: Exploring New Paradigms for Nigeria’s Economic Growth”.

It addressed the topical issue of resource dependency and the alignment of the economic recovery plan and roadmap to insulate the Nigerian economy from the shocks that come with it.

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