WELCOME TO CIS EVENT
26th Stockbrokers' Conference
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (“CIS”) was established by Act 102 of 1992 (Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) as the body statutorily empowered to train, certify and guide the professional development of the core professionals in the Nigerian Capital Market. The Annual Stockbrokers Conference of the Institute is the most important event of the Institute, bringing together all the members from various locations around the world, through live and virtual transmission, to discuss critical issues affecting both the Institute and the Nigerian Capital Market.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), agriculture is the foundation of the Nigerian economy, employing about 35% of the country’s population. The sector also contributes approximately a quarter of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) despite the presence of crude oil. Consequently, agriculture is a sector that has been of topmost priority to the Nigerian capital market. Two companies in the agricultural sector, Okomu Oil Palm Co Plc, and Presco Plc, have ranked among the highest price gainers on the equity segment of the Nigerian Capital Market in recent months.
It is on this basis that the 2022 Annual Stockbrokers Conference beams its searchlight on agriculture, exploring the nexus between the sector and the capital market as drivers of employment and economic growth, and proffering effective strategies to restore Nigeria to the path of double-digit growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through agricultural development.
Consequently, the theme of the 26th Annual Stockbrokers Conference is:“CAPITAL MARKET AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND THE WAY FORWARD
Apart from the Keynote Address, which will dwell on the afore-mentioned theme, there will be four-panel sessions focussing on matters arising from the theme, as well as major contemporary issues affecting the Nigerian Capital Market. The sub-themes are:
- Finance Act 2021 - Capital Gains Tax
- Developing the Agricultural Sector to Drive Employment and State Revenue
- Commodity Exchange and Agricultural Development in Nigeria
- Harnessing Technology to Drive Innovation and Growth in the Capital Market