Nigeria-U.S. Investment Summit for Atlanta August 21 – 22, 2012


The Tricontinental Group in partnership with the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) as well as Nigerian Embassy in Washington and the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold the Nigerian-American Business Investment Summit on August 21 – 22, 2012 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Summit which has the theme: ‘Nigerian Transportation Systems’ will highlight the key sectors and sub sectors in the transportation industry, viz: aviation, automobile and public transportation, agricultural and heavy duty vehicles, marines, military transportation, pipelines, rail, roads, tTransportation security and other related areas will form the carnal of discussion during the plenary sessions.
Speaking about the event, the Chairman, Tricontinental Group, Chief Olabintan Famutimi said the objectives of the summit are basically to boost businesses in Nigeria.
According to him, the summit is also to assist the government in its transformation agenda by highlighting transportation as a major area because there is no aspect of transportation one looks at in Nigeria that is not crying for help.
He said, “We all know that the country cannot grow without foreign investments, and despite the fact that we have many comparative advantages, it is still a herculean task convincing investors to come into the country, not because they don’t want to come, but because of the negative information being disseminated about Nigeria, so the Summit presents an opportunity to showcase the limitless potentials that exist in doing business in Nigeria from people who have done businesses here and got a good return on their investments.”