The World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’ is a yearly specialized Summit for Africa which is held in collaboration with the National Pension Commission of Nigeria. The first edition was held in Nigeria in 2014 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Nigerian Pension Reform Act of 2004.
“Pension Innovations: The African Perspective” is the theme of the 2016 summit which will be attended by African pension professionals as well as major stakeholders from around the globe.
Globacom said it decided to partner with the Pension Commission to host the 2016 event because it shared the vision of promoting a sustainable pension industry that positively impacts on the economic development of Nigeria. It said the vision will also guarantee better life for Nigerians and indeed Africans after retirement.
“It is our belief that the summit will help address challenges in the pension industry to ensure better retirement life for millions of Nigerians. In addition to this, global attention will be on our country during the summit. We want to ensure a successful event by throwing our weight behind it,” Globacom stated.
Discussions at the summit will centre on “specific African pension innovations, key scenarios, and scheme developments. There will be presentations on global insights and best practices and these will be shared and discussed by renowned international experts,” the event organizers added.
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is expected to be a guest speaker at the forum, while experts from the African continent and beyond will also present papers.