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Exploring business opportunities
in Nigeria & the UAE

The Dubai Professional Business Summit 2018 is scheduled to be held on Saturday 21 July 2018. In keeping with the CRFI – Friends International’s tradition of substantive thought leadership, this year’s summit theme is ‘Investment Opportunities in Nigeria and UAE’ and will explore the new realities of growing businesses in Africa and beyond and make a real impact. Read More>>

Who should Attend?

Dubai – UAE businesses looking to export to Nigeria

Dubai – UAE businesses looking to import from Nigeria

African businesses and exporters looking to network and or showcase their products

Dubai – UAE and Nigeria government agencies that support/facilitate trade

Technologists, real estate developers, supply chain service providers with solutions for trade (Transportation, Logistics, Packaging e.t.c)

“Nigerians in the diaspora”, profit organizations and friends of Africa looking to engage in an actionable and sustainable way


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Prof. Yemi Osibajo
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Other Keynote Speakers

Join global business leaders, innovators and change agents driving sustainable agriculture, global trade, digital acceleration, health inclusion, education and women empowerment on the continent of Africa.

Mr. Walé Adepoju
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Global Eagle
Mr. Kayode Pitan
MD Bank of Industry of Nigeria
Mr. Cosmos Maduka
President and Chairman of the Cocharis Group

What to Expect

What began as an idea to further connect Nigeria and Dubai-UAE businesses to mutually beneficial commercial opportunities, will soon grow to become one of the most important conversations on Africa. The Dubai Professionals Business Summit 2018′ is designed to increase awareness of such opportunities while creating an effective platform for business leaders to develop new strategic partnerships to drive economic growth.


We have asked each speaker to share their impact stories; what worked and what barriers they navigated to achieve their successes. We want to learn from them and also provide policy leaders the opportunity to respond and commit to removing barriers so that millions of their citizens can benefit from the existing market system.


Topics that will be covered include Investment Opportunities In Nigeria, Future Business Ideas – 2020, Sustainable Agriculture, Real Estate, Technology Innovation, E-Commerce & Supply Chain, Export & Import, Health and Panels for both Investments and Entrepreneurship.

We invite you to join what will be a memorable event that is positioned to transform our world in meaningful ways. It has been a great pleasure to be of service and I look forward to seeing you in Dubai!


With support from our sponsors and partners we will assemble the most brilliant minds transforming the continent in creative ways.


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