Nigeria Automotive Components
Investors’ Conference 2017
Oriental Hotel
Lagos, Nigeria
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Africa’s Next Frontier

Nigeria is Africa's next frontier for the automotive industry. Industry experts estimate that the country has a potential market for one million new-cars per annum. Up until 2015, Nigeria imported about 400,000 vehicles (100,000 new and 300,000 used) valued at US$4.2 billion. Local production capacity is about 300,000, but utilisation is currently at about 15 percent of installed capacity.

The West Africa region, with a population of a quarter of a billion people, is expected to drive the 7.48 percent cumulative annual growth rate for the African automotive market. Without any notable production competition in the region, Nigeria is positioned to be the hub from where this regional automotive market will be served. The ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme provides the operational tool for serving this Free Trade Zone.


Automotive Manufacturing

Policy direction

Investment opportunities

Federal support

Connection opportunities

Industry experts

Nigerian market

Partnership opportunities


Prof. Yemi Osibanjo
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah
Honourable Minister Min. of Industry, Trade and Investment
Mr. Godwin Emefiele
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
Engr Jelani Aliyu
Director General, NADDC
Ms. Yewande Sadiku
Executive Secretary, NIPC
Team Lead of the Growth and Empowerment in States
Alec Erwin
UBU Consulting, South Africa
Mike Whitfield
MD, NISSAN, South Africa

About the Conference

The 2017 Nigeria Automotive Components Investors’ Conference is the highest-level meeting of the Federal Government of Nigeria with leading global vehicles and automotive components manufacturers

The meeting is a gathering of the top government, industry, and private sector leaders to discuss the policy direction of Nigeria’s emerging automotive industry. The meeting will be held in Lagos, Nigeria during the month of September.



September, 2017 - Day 0

18:00 Welcome Cocktail

September, 2017 - Day 1

09:00 Registration

10:00 Opening Ceremony

11:10 Tea Break

11:30 Economy & Vehicle

12:00 Development Plan

12:30 OEM Investments

13:15 Challenges & Prospects

14:00 Lunch

15:45 Vehicle Financing

16:30 Skilled Manpower

17:15 Wrap-up Session

19:00 Dinner

September, 2017 - Day 2

09:00 Industrial Visit

09:45 Tea Break

10:15 Lekki Tour

Conference Objectives

The main objective of the meeting is to showcase the investment opportunities in the Nigeria automotive components market and discuss the package of support the Federal Government of Nigeria has developed to promote investments in the sector.

The Nigerian automotive components and tyres industry presents a US$2 billion opportunity in import substitution and this is a subset of the US$6.5 billion automotive import market in Nigeria.

This meeting provides a unique opportunity for leading automotive components manufacturers to gain a deeper understanding of this market and establish connections with the highest-level professionals in the Nigerian government, regional auto-industry, and the private sector.

For executives in

Automotive Manufacturing

Auto-components Manufacturing

Supporting Industries

Finance Institutions

Investment Banks

Private Equity Funds

The place to be..

Due to its unique location right in the heart of Lagos and its impeccably high standards, the Lagos Oriental hotel is an ideal venue for our conference.

Oriental combines the very latest technology and immaculate service with the elegant flair and traditions of a magnificent five star deluxe hotel.

In addition to the traditional and attentive service, the banquet and function rooms are perfectly equipped with an array of facilities and capabilities to enhance our event.


Oriental Hotel
3 Lekki Road - Victoria Island
Lagos - Nigeria

Getting here

There are regular taxis to the Oriental hotel from the city centre. The Oriental hotel is 25 minutes away from the city.

Arriving by car

If you're driving to the Oriental Hotel, you can arrange to have a parking spot ready for you.

Staying in Lagos

Making the most of your visit and stay at an Hotel during the conference.

Nearby Hotels

Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos - 292b Ajose Adeogun Street

Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos - 1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue

Four Points By Sheraton

Victoria Island, Lagos - Plot 9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate

Best Western The Island Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos - Plot 1228, Ahmadu Bello Way, Bar Beach

Why You Should Attend

Learn about the investment opportunities in the Nigeria and West Africa automotive components market.

Understand the incentives package developed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to promote investments in the automotive component market.

Understand government policy direction for the automotive components market and provide input on policy direction to support investor-led growth of the automotive market.

Meet with leading automotive components manufacturers in Nigeria and explore partnership opportunities.

Visit to the Lekki Free Trade Zone to see facilities to support investments in Lagos and understand the process for making investments in Nigeria and parties to work with.


The organisers and sponsors making this conference possible.

Register Now

Attendance of the meeting is free; However, registration is required.

To register you can:

Send an email to or

Call +234-803-305-8318 (Mr. Luqman) or fill the contact form below.

For foreign participants interested in processing “VISA ON ARRIVAL” contact Mr. Obinna on

Information to be included in the email for participants interested in VISA-ON-ARRIVAL include full names, sex, flight itinerary, brief on the company been represented, data page of international passport.