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Guardian Conferences and Master Classes announces inaugural Economic Forum Series on Tax

The Guardian, Nigeria’s most credible and trusted newspaper brand, in line with its current restructuring exercise in repositioning the brand as a forward-thinking and thought-leadership newspaper...


The Guardian, Nigeria’s most credible and trusted newspaper brand, in line with its current restructuring exercise in repositioning the brand as a forward-thinking and thought-leadership newspaper is pleased to announce a major new development in its effort to diversify and drive business growth.

In a changing business and revenue structure, Guardian Conferences & Master classes as a competitive differentiator will help to complement the existing newspaper division, deepen market penetration and strengthen the brand’s recognition and perception management. The move into conferences is a natural extension of what The Guardian has been doing very well for over 30 years plus, a platform for facilitating meaningful conversations and thought leadership.

As the old model of publishing comes under pressure in the digital age, the move into conferences &MasterClasses makes sense. It is a market The Guardian has permission to play in — a place where it adds value.

In the coming months, Guardian Conferences will be organising events and bringing together business and industry thought leaders, policy makers and change agents drawn from government, civil societies, public and private sectors of the economy to debate and discuss topical issues focused on the economy ranging from banking and financial services, insurance, telecoms, retail, agriculture, SMEs etcetera.

To launch this brand-new initiative, Guardian Conferences & Master Classes, in partnership with Akintola Williams Deloitte, is pleased to announce a one-day Economic Forum Series on Tax with the theme — Unlocking Nigeria’s Tax revenue Potentials For Sustainable Development.
The Economic Forum will bring together upwardly mobile professionals, accountants, lawyers, tax experts, industry and business thought leaders, key decision and policy makers and change agents to engage in dynamic and critical discussions, dialogues and active debates to generate quality insight for all attendees.

The conference will feature high-profile speakers, thought leadership presentations, panel debates, networking opportunities, and exposure to industry professionals.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Teju Somorin, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Seye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte, Mr. Muda Yusuf, Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Rotimi Omotosho, Registrar/ Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Conferences & Master Classes,’ said Mr. Toke Alex Ibru, Executive Director of The Guardian. “With our goodwill and strong brand reputation, we will leverage our networks to provide audiences with market-leading events across industry sectors. Not only will this provide our existing and potential readers with opportunities to learn and network at these events, it will also allow us deepen our engagement with sponsors & advertisers, as they seek to get value and maximise returns from commercial partnerships.”

In the same vein, Chief Commercial Officer of The Guardian, Mr. Jude Ndu, stated, “This is a fantastic departure for The Guardian and I’m pleased to be part of the team that is bringing this to market. We have a strong pipeline of events scheduled for the year and are already attracting great interest from the corporate sector. We look forward to welcoming attendees to our first event.”

Over the coming days, a full schedule of events will be announced which will provide opportunities to learn and participate in a range of forum discussions across industry sectors.

Full details of all Guardian Conferences & Master Classes will be available soon on The Guardian will leverage its award-winning news website, digital platforms and social media channels to provide full coverage of the events.

Furthermore, video coverage will be made available via Guardian TV.

The Guardian’s upcoming Economic Forum on Tax is scheduled to hold on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, at 10 am.

Further information on registration, advert placement in event brochure, exhibition and sponsorship participation accessed through the following telephone numbers: 08031487233, 07062921223; or email