By Business A.M.
Growth and Transformation Professionals (GTpro) is set to organise its first masterclass on government relations and public policy strategy, aimed at contributing to Nigeria’s economic development by bridging the gap between business and government and creating solutions to identified public policy problems.
The masterclass programme with the theme: “Navigating Government and Policy Challenges for Business Success and Sustainability” is scheduled to hold on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos.
In a media release made available in Lagos, Dakuku Peterside, the co-founder of GTPro, noted that understanding how regulations, policy and public sector work is critical to the success of any sector in Nigeria’s economy.
The renowned turnaround expert said the masterclass will have a faculty consisting of some of the best brains in the policy and law making space and operators of successful companies in Nigeria.
Peterside, the immediate past director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and former House of Representative member, stressed further that “Our Masterclass programme represents a unique opportunity for participants as it will provide critical insights on the cost-benefits of maintaining a strategic government relations mechanism that is sustainable; it will also help participants to access various windows that can be engaged in their stakeholder relations and engagement programmes.”
The GTPro masterclassinitiative, therefore, brings together an exceptional lineup of facilitators and experienced technocrats as speakers and panelists offering participants unparalleled access to renowned industry experts and immersive, hands-on learning experiences that would provide a platform for cross fertilization of ideas among legislators, policy makers and corporate executives.
Victor Ndoma Egba, former leader of the Senate and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN);Emeka Maduegbuna of C&F Porter Novell; and Hans Essaadi,the managing director/CEO of Nigeria Breweries Plc, who is also the chairman of the Beer Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), will lead other speakers at the maiden edition of the Masterclass.
Others speakers include Shola Adeyemi, chief legal and regulatory officer of Airtel; Bimbo Daramola, House of Reps member; Samba Seye,managing director of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc; Olakunle Olamuyiwa, chief operating officer of Betway and Oluwayemisi Busari, senior adviser, government relations, Honeywell Group.
Also, chief executive officers, top policy makers, investors, and executives of firms operating in the critical sectors of the Nigeria economy, government officials and diplomats are expected as participants.