The Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria is holding its first annual national governance conference to provide business owners and corporate organisations across the country a platform to network and discuss key strategic guidance and leadership insights into growth of businesses.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the event in Lagos on Thursday, the President/Chairman of the Council, Sam Ohuabunwa, said the major challenge facing corporate organisations in the country was their inability to operate at an optimal level which had caused many businesses to fold.
Ohuabunwa, while stating that corporate governance is an encompassing need of the country, explained that the association was committed to corporate principles, policies and measures that would make businesses to thrive.
He added that the two-day event would feature expert panels, workshops and sessions on issues dealing with the evolving corporate governance landscape and how it could affect corporate organisations in the country.
According to him, the theme of the event is ‘Shaping the future: Rethinking corporate governance’ with notable international speakers and resource persons debating on the key topics such as Corporate governance application now and in the future – beyond rhetoric, the impact of corporate governance on business and project sustainability, governance, risk and compliance deployment strategies in organisation, leadership indices and measures in enhancing corporate governance, among others.
He said, “This is the biggest, most content-rich, pure governance event in Nigeria. This event is set out for critical strategic guidance and leadership insights. A promising future awaits Nigerians and business owners willing to invest their time and efforts in making it happen. The conference allows our key leaders the opportunity to recharge, reconnect and reimagine possibilities.
The conference, which will take place between September 11 and 12 in Abuja, will have Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the guest of honour as well as eminent international and indigenous business and corporate technocrats, according to the group.