The Future is Regionalism
The Southern Nigeria Economic Development Conference is a forward-looking conference that focuses on fostering regional innovation and economic transformation and equity in the new economy. The conference will explore industry trends and the partnerships and strategies needed to grow, diversify, and retain companies in established and emerging industrialized region. The conference will focus on infrastructural development, solving security challenges and navigating in a post COVID-19 economic development for the region and investment friendly environment.

Creative Economic Development Tourism, Transportation & Tech
It’s been nothing short of a transformation for traditionally agrarian Southern Nigerian. For decades, the region relied on oil & gas and the cash crops of agriculture. But the winds of change blew through the global oil price output, fields and farmlands…infusing new, more diverse economic realities that energized the region…and propelled cultural tourism, transportation-fueled industry and tech innovation to the forefront. Supported by a diverse and growing population, the demographics are strong in telling the story of why Southern Nigeria is an ideal region for global players to invest!

Connecting Investors and Creating the Future of Southern Nigeria
Our once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest economic event ever staged in Southern Nigeria – is set to welcome 130 participating countries and thousands of participants from across the globe. They will experience warm Southern Nigerian hospitality at its finest, as well as the Southern Nigeria’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our SNEDC. That’s why SNEDC 2021 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations of the black race yet to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from infrastructure, innovations, all round investment, trade development and business opportunities.

To build a better world, we need to use our heads and our hearts. The SNEDC 2021 subthemes help to guide us on this journey together.

Hundreds of pavilions will feature interactive exhibitions, live entertainment, memorable meeting spaces, quirky hangouts, investment networking lunge, plenty more and state projects will be on display for foreign investors throughout the event.

With so much to see and do at SNEDC 2021, you’ll be planning your next trip before you’ve finished your first.

Global Best Practice Programme
Shining a light on projects that will provide real solutions to the Nigeria’s biggest economic development challenges, in line with the globally-sourced sustainable development goals, and with a view to expanding them elsewhere in the 17 states of Southern Nigeria.