CIS Conference to Focus on Entrepreneurship

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The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has conclude plans for this year Annual conference which will focus on the need to encourage entrepreneurship in the country and reposition the capital market for global competitiveness.

Speaking at a news briefing in Lagos, the Chairman, Programmes Committee, Mr Akeem Oyewale said this year conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, 2015 in Lagos, with the Theme Entrepreneurship and the Capital Market: Fast Tracking a New Economy for Africa, Oyewale explained that this year conference, the 19th in the series, would attract over 750 participants from all over the world.

It has been proven that our annual conference is a platform for articulating issues that would help the government in its policy planning and implementation.

Last year conference focused on the entertainment industry and many of the key players in that sector have been utilizing the market facilities to expand their businesses. Capital market is not just about listing alone, there are other windows such as the use of debt instruments to raise fund.

We are focusing on the entrepreneurs this year as part of our impute towards strengthening the Africa capital markets. We want to promote entrepreneurs because they occupy a pivotal role in the development of a Capital market” he said.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Annual Conference Sub-Committee, Mr Wale Agbeyangi explained that participants for this year conference had been carefully selected with emphasis on those who are knowledgeable about issues of capital market development.

He stated that the Vice President of the Federal Republic, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to flag off the conference while the Acting President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) Mr Oluwaseyi Abe would present a welcome address.

Speaking on the roles of entrepreneurs, the Managing Director, Fortress Capital, Mr Yomi Adeyemi explained that Africa has many entrepreneurs that can compete globally. According to him, there is so much that Africans can do on their own. “We need to promote our entrepreneurs.

As the present administration tries to tackle social problems including unemployment, the roles of entrepreneurs become more glaring. We must encourage our entrepreneurs to come and create more businesses and employ people” he said.

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