Glo Partners Pencom on World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’


Telecommunications operator, Globacom, is the Diamond Partner of the 2016 World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’, which takes place in Abuja this week.

The company said the event is an international platform for knowledge sharing on pension matters and would be held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday September 28, 2016.

The World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’ is an annual specialised Summit for Africa, which is held in conjunction with the National Pension Commission of Nigeria. The first edition was held in Nigeria in 2014 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Nigerian Pension Reform Act of 2004.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Pension Innovations: The African Perspective.”   According to the organisers, the Summit will be attended by finance experts, African social security and pension professionals as well as major stakeholders from around the globe. Discussions will centre on “specific African pension innovations, key scenarios, and scheme developments. There will be presentations on global insights and best practices and these will be shared and discussed by renowned international experts,” the organisers added.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is expected to be a guest speaker at the forum, while experts from the African continent and beyond will also present papers.

They include Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society, London, Alejandro Maldonado, MD of Mexican National Savings Commission, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director General of National Pension Commission; Dr. Ese Stephen Owie, Director & CEO of Centre for International Trade & Policy, Geneva; Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor of Client Leadership Group, International Finance Corporation; Sev Vettivetpillai, Partner and Global Head of Thematic Fund Businesses at the Abraaj Group, Walé Adeosun, Founder and CEO of Kuramo Capital Management, New York, and Wole Famurewa, Markets Editor, West Africa at CNBC Africa.

Globacom said it decided to partner with the Pension Commission to host the 2016 event because it shared the vision of promoting a sustainable pension industry that positively impacts on the economic development of Nigeria. Globacom said the vision will also guarantee better life for Nigerians and indeed Africans after retirement.

“It is our belief that the summit will help address challenges in the pension industry to ensure better retirement life for millions of Nigerians. In addition to this, global attention will be on our country during the summit. We want to ensure a successful event by throwing our weight behind it,” Globacom stated.