Conference on Financial Services in Africa, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, March 23-25, 2011

Venue: Abuja

Location: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2011
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Conference on Financial Services in Africa, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria Date: March 23-25, 2011 Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria Keynote Speaker: Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria. Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30 November 2010. The theme of the conference is "Post Financial Crisis Focus on Banks and Capital Markets in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities" with the following sub themes: Bank Regulation and Supervision; Corporate Governance, Ethics and Professionalism; Size and Competition in the Banking Sector Socio/Political Regulatory Environment; Bank Credit to Small Business and Start-ups; The Importance of Microfinance in Africa; Exploring New Bank Credit Models; Non-Performing Loans and Advances; Managing Problem Banks; Democratically Stable Economic Environment/ Effective Monetary and Fiscal Policies; Globalization and Information Technology, Automation, E-banking, online banking; Volatility in Foreign Exchange Markets: Negative Impact and Possible Control; Capital Flows and Economic Transformation: an Evaluation; Merits of Promoting Portfolio Investments, Regional Integration of Capital Markets in Africa or Regional Cooperation; Foreign Development Finance and Economic Growth; Volatility in Capital Flows to African Banks and Capital Markets; Managing Capital Flight in Africa; The challenges and Benefits of E-commerce, Automation and online Banking; The Challenges of Globalization; Relevance/Irrelevance of Rating Agencies; Islamic Banking System and Practices; and Roles of Specialized Banks like Merchant Banks, Mortgage Banking and Agricultural Development and Banks in Economic Development Enquiries: