The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – the organization that founded the summit – is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides a platform for private and public sector dialogue focused on Nigeria's sustainable economic development. Recognized for its in-depth objective research, distinguished members and its impact on public policy, the NESG has helped create an enabling environment conducive to good governance and responsible private investment.
The 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit, themed "Opportunities, Productivity & Employment: Actualizing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan", held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja from October 10 - 12, 2017, with the objective of initiating dynamic conversations that put the spotlight on the economic framework required for opportunities, productivity and employment.
ExxonMobil affiliates were amongst the sponsors of the 2017 Economic Summit, with representatives of its management team taking part in the conference, including Paul McGrath, the Lead Country Manager, Olusegun Banwo, Executive Director, Business Services and Ogechukwu Udeagha, Manager, Media & Communications. In addition to the panel sessions and breakout discussions, ExxonMobil participated in the NES exhibition, with a booth showcasing the companies' various contributions to the Nigerian economy. One of the highlights of the conference was the Vice President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Dr Yemi Osinbajo, visiting the ExxonMobil booth and interacting with the company representatives. The Vice President commended ExxonMobil affiliates for their economic contributions, and encouraged them to continue playing their role in driving discourse around economic development though forums such as the Nigeria Economic Summit.
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