The Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) has concluded arrangement to host 2019 Capital Market Summit/Award ceremony. The Annual Event which has become a confluence point for Capital Market pundit, policy makers, regulators and all operators in the Nigerian Financial industry, is to deliberate on critical issues on how to develop and deepen the Capital Market and proffer solutions to knotty challenges facing the economy and has become a forward looking event for all stakeholders.
In the light of promoting market activities in the private and public sectors in the economy, the Theme for this year has been specially chosen as “Financial Inclusion – The Capital Market Perspective and a unique topic captioned as “Driving Financial Inclusion through the Capital Market”.
The Summit shall provide a veritable platform for some of the best minds in the financial market to dissect the current challenges facing the economy and propose concrete areas where government at all tiers can leverage capital market to assist the growth of the Nigerian economy.
According to the Association’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Ify Ejeizie, another highlight of the event is to unveil new logo and corporate name of ASHON to reflect the wider functions of stockbrokers in Nigeria.
The summit which is schedule for Friday, March 29, 2019 is to hold at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Over the years, ASHON had always issued communique on the relevance of the capital market to economic development after their annual conferences without response from the government. However, it is expected that this next summit will be a complete departure from the previous experience, thereby record appreciable attendance and participation by top government functionaries at the summit.
In the same vain, ASHON shall be giving awards to deserving and distinguished stakeholders in the Nigerian Financial Industry in recognition of their immense contributions to the growth and development of The Capital market. Expected to grace the event as Special Guest of honour is the Chairman of The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Mr Bukar Kyari .
The key note speaker for the event is the former Minister of National Planning, Mr Shamshudeen Usman, Similarly, the Chairman of Polaris Bank and former DG of PENCON, Alhaji M. K. Ahmad is expected to deliver a paper during the event. A host of individuals and corporate who have positively sharp the Nigerian Capital Market and organizations are expected to receive various awards according to a statement from the association.