Cross River State 2019 Summit on “International Cooperation and Investment” to be held in Calabar from the 21st to the 22nd of May 2019.

The Summit which aims at providing a platform for Multi-lateral and Bi-lateral Development partners as well as private sector and business leaders in Africa and the world to discuss a wide range of business and development issues in Cross River State and to engage with some of the most important economic partners and stakeholders in the fields of infrastructure, Agriculture, Health, Education, Security and Finance.

It will provide government Ministries, Agencies and Departments, young creatives as well as the private sector, the opportunity to introduce their projects to potential partners and have individual consultations.


  • Policy makers, political leaders, and senior government officials
  • Business leaders – CEOs and C-Suite executives
  • Entrepreneurs shaping the future of Cross River State
  • Leading women entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Financial institutions, investment banks and financial services organizations
  • International organizations, multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies
  • Advisory and professional services (consultants, analysts, legal experts, risk professionals, advisors)
  • Thought leaders (economists, academics, think thanks)
  • Leading local, regional and international media


H.E Jens-Peter Kjemprud – Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria.

Ebrima FAAL – Senior Director, African Development Bank

Dr. Fiyinfolu Oladiran – Partner, McKinsey & Company

H.E Fahad Obaid Mohamed Altaffag – Ambassador, Embassy of United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ibrahim Khalil Conteh – Chief Field Office, UNICEF

Mrs. Elizabeth Akpana Egharevba – Director, International Cooperation Department, Federal Ministry of Budget & National Planning

Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr. – Hon. Commissioner for Finance, Cross River State

Rev. Victor Edet, – Special Adviser on International Cooperation and Investment

Dr. Francis Ntamu – Chief Economic Adviser to the Governor

Mr. Stephen Haykin – Director USAID

H.E Lee IN-TAE – Ambassador Republic of South Korea.

Ms. J. H Park – Korean International Cooperation Agency KOICA

HOST: His Excellency, Sen. Prof Ben Ayade, Governor, Cross River State

DATE: 21st – 22nd May, 2019

VENUE: Calabar International Convention Centre, CICC

TIME: 9:00am daily

Register to Attend HERE

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