The annual SNEDC 2021, is Africa’s leading investment platform, an initiative of the Southern Nigerian region, held under the patronage of Governors of the 17 States of Southern Nigeria which is gearing up to mark a special edition. This initiative will immaculately connect potential investor’s, stakeholders, experts and the state governments across the region.

Under the theme Reimagining Economies: The Move towards a Renewable, IT based economy, Sustainable and Resilient Future. This ingenious initiative will offer a unique platform to keep informed of latest trends and best practices in investments around the world and will comprise of multi-featured 6 Pillars: Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), Startups, Future Cities, and One Belt, One Road. The event will also comprise of a Pre-Conference Workshop, executive networking and exhibition stands.

FDI Pillar will aid investors to learn and discover more about promising investment opportunities across the region. As global markets are yearning for new prospects of investments to boost FDI inflows, this pillar will help them ensure an upsurge in the economy.

This pillar will aid SMEs find new prospects and sources of financing solutions, they will avail access to markets worldwide, and showcase their business ideas.

This pillar provides investors a platform to diversify their portfolio and helps to connect with local business organisations by attracting investments in terms of stocks and bonds. The event aims to bridge a gap in investment flow by securing a myriad of assets.

As the world arranges for a futuristic approach and embraces the shift to the digital business landscape, SNEDC 2021 has meticulously incorporated six pillars that will support prominent investors and experts.

Start-ups play an important role in strengthening new industries; this SNEDC Pillar helps investors to nurture early stage venture capital or seed funding to start a business. This pillar will help keen investors looking for new avenues and projects for investments, as well as governments, looking for start-up projects to increase the economic growth.

As the world prepares for a futuristic approach and the shift to the digital business landscape, SNEDC has carefully incorporated Future Cities as one of its Pillars, enabling governments and investors to encourage innovation that will replace traditional services. Cities across the world are seeking to embrace smart solutions to improve the quality of life; this pillar will help investors, public and private sectors as well as countries to chose the best investment options available in the Southern Nigeria and opportunities.

This unique pillar is aligned with the vision of China’s Belt and Road initiative which enables a wide array of investment opportunities therefore increasing business integrations, strategic trade relations and stimulating economic growth.


It will feature the investment trends and the future of sustainable investment under SNEDC 2021’s Six Pillar: Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), Startups, Future Cities, and One Belt, One Road. The prime focus behind diversifying the pillars, this year, was to construct a reliable platform and provide promising prospects for all diligent entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals who can benefit from numerous gains.

The SNEDC 2021 is aspiring to create an upsurge for the Southern Nigeria economic landscape, more stakeholders will be supported and more states can partake in the benefits yielded from the sustainable investments. The SNEDC 2021 provides FDI opportunities that will support investors in learning more about investment opportunities in the Southern Nigeria region, therefore generating an increase in the global trade. SME business projects can cross numerous industries to secure entrepreneurs who are well-equipped to participate in refining the region’s economy and the welfare of its people. Foreign portfolio investment (FPI) can be promoted through inventive prospects where it can secure a combination of assets in the form of stocks, bonds, and cash. This ingenious initiative will support Start-ups to receive global exposure and collaborate with knowledgeable professionals in the field to further strengthen their business profiles. This platform will also safeguard Future Cities solution providers by sharing their valuable expertise and linking them with keen investors. One Belt, One Road will be organised to fully understand the investment opportunities and link a myriad of investors including venture capitalists who are interested in expanding their portfolio. SNEDC 2021 will put forward innovative prospects to support the investment community from across the Southern Nigeria region.