Highlights of The Industry Summit/Award 3.0

Written by on April 29, 2022

The summit and awards ceremony held at the Sheraton hotels ikeja lagos, with the theme “financial inclusion, digital payment and challenges of banking the unbanked” , the opening remarks was given by the Converner the industry summit 3.0 Goddie Ofose, Publisher and Editor in chief, the Industry Newspaper.

The seminar took off with a brand talk by Mr. Hakeem salami of 9 payment service bank; he reiterated the importance for collaboration among key stakeholders in the financial sector, while acknowledging that there is enough space for all the thrive and succeed within the financial sector .

The lead speaker Chizor Malize, CEO. Financial institutions training Centre (FITC)  delivered a well put together paper titled “financial inclusion, digital banking and lessons from deposit banks and Fintech companies”  she highlighted the potentials that exists within the Nigerian financial sector and the need to ingrain the sustainable development goals within the operations of every organisation. She also reiterated the importance of finance as a driving force towards inclusion and which could also foster wealth creation.

A six man panel session took place afterwards moderated by Mr. Mojeed Jamiu, publisher/ceo upshots reports. Other members of the panel were Mrs. Chioma Afe, group head Retail Marketing, Analytics at Access Bank plc. Mrs Chizor Malize, Mr. Hakeem Salami, …………………. questions were asked by attendees, however ;  most of the questions were directed at regulators in the financial sector.  

However, the award nights took off later in the evening with distinguished guests from various industries in attendance, the akwa ibom state governor was represented by Mr. Charles Udoh,  Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Environment.  Six lifetime achievement awards were given to awardees from six industries, alongside the special recognition awards to the six nominated first ladies as well as individual industry, corporate awards, brand awards among other awards.

The awards ceremony was a huge success as expressed by some of the guests and awardees who graced the red carpet. The Converner Goddie Ofose hinted that the next industry summit and awards ceremony may take place in another city on a bigger scale. 

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