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DAY ONE - October 5, 2021
||Welcome Remarks, Introductions and USTDA Overview
Ms. Jillian Foerster, Country Manager, West Africa,
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
||Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon,
Chargé d'affaires U.S. Mission in Nigeria
||U.S. Satellite Sector Overview
Ms. Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy,
Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Moderator: Mr. John Leuer,
- Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Nigeria’s Satellite Sector.
Dr. Abimbola Alale, MD and CEO,
Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)
- Implementing the National Digital Economy Policy for Digital Nigeria.
Dr. Aristotle Onumo, Assistant Director,
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
Panel with Nigerian Companies:
Moderator: Mr. Joshua Egba, USTDA,
- Mr. Diseye Isoun, Director,
- Engr. Morenikeji Aniye, Founder/CEO,
Hotspot Network Limited
- Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer,
21st Century Technologies Limited (Virtual)
- Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman,
Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (Virtual)
- Professor Armstrong Idachaba,
The Cornfield Group
||Question and Answer Session.
|| Conclusion of Day One.
DAY TWO - October 6, 2021
||Brief Welcome Remarks
Mr. Joshua Egba, West Africa Representative, USTDA
Financing Options for Satellite Infrastructure.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Whitten, USTDA.
- Mr. Reza Nikfarjam,
Loan Origination/Head of Business Development – Global Technology Sector,
Structured & Project Finance Division
U.S. Export-Import Bank
- Ms. Michelle Akinrinade,
Africa Investment Advisor for Anglophone West Africa
Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
||Questions & Answers.
Conclusion of Day Two.