The 7th Annual Law Series

The 2013 edition of the Annual Law Series was unique for many reasons. It was the first edition to be organized in partnership with another organization, the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); and also the first edition to be hosted outside Nigeria, with the destination being New Delhi, India. As previous editions had focused on the eastward shift of global economic power and India’s emergence as a new epicenter, the 7th Edition of the Annual Law Series took the imitative of creating a networking opportunity for business leaders from India and Nigeria. Accordingly, the 7th Edition was christened the India-Africa Business Series with the theme: “Securing Energy for Emerging Markets: the Asia-Africa Experience”

Much like preceding editions, the event boasted of a rich array of renowned industry sector leaders including the Honourable Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, former Minister of Power and now Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, Professor Barth Nnaji, and Mr. Talmiz Ahmad, an Energy Consultant and former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Other speakers and panellist at the event included, Mr. Ajay Kumar, Head, Africa Business Development, ONGC Videsh; Dr. David Ige; Group Executive Director, Gas & Power, NNPC, Mr. Narendra Taneja; Co-Chairman, FICCI Hydrocarbons Committee and President, World Energy Policy Summit, Mr. Austin Avuru; Managing Director/CEO Seplat Petroleum Development Company Limited and Mr. Saurabh Bhasin, Partner, Trilegal (an Indian Law Firm). The interactive session was moderated by a former Permanent Secretary in the Nigerian Power Ministry Mrs. Derin Awosika.

An additional benefit of the 7th Edition was the opening for “business matchmaking” opportunities for Indian and Nigerian companies. The event accordingly won the endorsement of a number of leading institutions including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Interior Woodworks Limited, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Limited, Pillar Oil Limited, Biddy Osa Oil & Gas Limited, Fidson Healthcare Plc and Udofe Metal Industries.

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