President of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA), Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji has described the upcoming business luncheon as a commitment to business and economic excellence. He said the programme will enrich businesses, promote networking on a broader platform and provide interactive opportunities for sectoral players to key into vistas of economic opportunities.
Membere-Otaji, who made the assertion at media parley on the upcoming business and economic event, said Port Harcourt is the best destination for corporate bodies, captains of industries, MD/CEOs, government and its agencies among others to take advantage of the top of the bill business event.
The Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is expected to kick off on April 28, 2016 at the main auditorium of Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the event will attract key players in public and private sectors of the economy including top government officials, captains of major industries in the state and key federal agencies like Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEXIM Bank, Bank of Industry among other high profile participants from government and the private sector.
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike shall be the Special Guest of honour at the event with the theme, “Business Opportunities in Nigeria – Beyond Oil”, and shall be delivered by industrial economist, Chairman Phillips Consulting and former Chairman/ Current Director Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Mr. Foluso Phillips.
The business luncheon has as its sub theme: “The Ease Of Doing Business in Rivers State”, which is expected to be presented by Special Adviser to Rivers state Governor on Investment, Mr. Isaac Okemini.
The first Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce Business luncheon of according to PHCCIMA sources shall provide a veritable platform for the convergence of government and the complex business community on a broader perspective for the purpose of addressing and proffering solutions to current topical and critical economic questions affecting the growth of businesses in Nigeria and Rivers State in particular.
Highlight of the event includes the launching/unveiling of the eagerly awaited, “Commerce Port Harcourt Magazine”. It will witness quality presentations by keynote speakers on topical issues; across sectors interactions which include; business to business networking and government to private sector networking, creating business relationships, sharing business ideas, closing business deals and ending it all with a cocktail and refreshments for participants.