Shettima confirms attendance at The Duke’s creative industry economic summit

Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, is set to deliver the keynote address at the inaugural edition of The Duke’s Economic Summit in London. 

The summit, themed “Creative Industry as a Vehicle for Economic Growth,” according to a statement, will feature a lineup of distinguished speakers and aims to explore the sector’s potential for driving economic development. 

Scheduled to take place at the Pullman Hotel in Euston, London, on May 18, the summit boasts an impressive lineup of confirmed speakers, including Mr. Kola Adeshina, Member of the Presidential Economic Coordination Council; Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi SAN; Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Chairman of Odua Group; Segun Awolowo, Executive Secretary of AFCFTANG; Jammie Simmonds, MD of Access Bank UK; Prince Bimbo Olashore, Deputy President of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce; Abike Dabiri, Chairperson of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, and many more.

A statement by Joseph Edgar, the executive chairman of The Duke of Shomolu Foundation, the summit’s promoter, emphasised the pivotal role of the creative industry in driving economic growth. He stressed the need for clear-headed policies and initiatives to harness revenues from the sector and its impact on strategic sub sectors such as infrastructure, job creation, tourism and youth empowerment.

The summit will commence with the exciting stage play Awo the Musical at the nearby Shaw Theatre.

Noteworthy sponsors of the event include British Airways, Access Bank UK, UBA UK, Cruxstone, The How Foundation and Unified Payments.


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