LAUNCH EVENT: New forum for manufacturers showcases at WAPIC
South African conference company Spintelligent is adding a new conference track specifically for manufacturers to the West African Power Industry Convention 2013 (WAPIC) on 26-27 November in Lagos, Nigeria.
mPAD Manufacturers’ Forum, Nigeria is a 2-day gathering of industrialists, expert speakers from both government and the private sector, and equipment and solutions suppliers.
“Manufacturing Partnerships for African Development (mPAD) is a new series of events for Nigeria,” says conference producer Rose Bundock. “As power supply is such a crucial topic for the real sector, there is a natural synergy with our sister power show WAPIC.”
Delegates will have the chance to hear from top power experts, both from government (chairman of Presidential Task Force on Power Becks Dagogo-Jack will open the conference) and the private sector (Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company and Eko Electricity Distrubution Company are confirmed as panel speakers).
A path to power and profit
The theme of the conference programme is based around two main themes – power and profit.
As well as looking at power solutions, the conference will play another key role – that of giving manufacturers ideas and advice as to how to grow their businesses. As part of the conference programme, there are panel discussions and workshops on ways for manufacturers to develop their companies despite a tough operating environment.
Meet the experts
The inaugural event has a strong line-up of experts, from both government, private sector and key industry associations.
To talk on power, alongside Becks Dagogo-Jack, we welcome Hon. Commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Taofiq Ajibade Tijani; chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Sam Amadi, and managing director of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Rasaq Oladele.
On ways to grow your business, our experts include the director of UK Trade and Investment, Mike Purves; director general of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Aljhaji Bature Umar Masari, and managing director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Company, Tajudeen Disu.
Workshop sessions on ways to improve productivity, quality and energy efficiency will be led by Process/Continuous Improvement Manager & Lean Sigma Expert Fred Popoola; director general of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Joseph Odumodu; and director of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC), Professor Oluwole Adegbenro.
First in a series
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) is endorsing the event, the first in a series for Nigeria. Reginald Odiah, chairman of MAN’s Infrastructure Committee, will act as a chairman and panellist. “We are thrilled that MAN is supporting our inaugural event and look forward to working with them in years to come,” says Bundock.
For more detail about the conference programme, see www.wapicforum.com/mpad