The 27th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) will hold on Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, 2023, at DLK Events Centre in Ogun State.
The theme of the Conference is:
‘‘Appraising New Trends in the Global Capital Market: Localizing the Benefits’’
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) was established by Act 105 of 1992 and given the statutory responsibility of training, certifying and guiding the professional development of the core professionals in the Nigerian Capital Market. The nstitute is recognized worldwide, with ongoing working collaborations with key international professional bodies like the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, United Kingdom and the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (CIIA), among others. Members of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers are located in several countries of the world and the Annual Stockbrokers Conference is the prime family event that brings everybody back together in brotherhood, once every year, irrespective of where they are located.
The 27th Annual Stockbrokers Conference will focus on various facets of the global capital market, including, product development, investment strategies, market regulation and technological innovations that influence the flow of capital across borders. The objective is to explore how these global trends can be tailored to address the unique needs and opportunities in the Nigerian Capital Market. Furthermore, the Conference will be a conscious self-assessment forum to examine the state of the Nigerian market, in terms of infrastructure, operations and regulation. The Conference will highlight the opportunities inherent for investors and operators, consolidating on the current upsurge in investor interest.
The 27th Annual Conference will provide significant value for State Governments in Nigeria, as it explains how the Capital Market can serve as tool to enhance industrial development and IGR generation in the States.
The decision of the Institute to hold the 2023 edition in Ogun State was borne out of the following carefully thought-out reasons:
a. Ogun State is a virile industrial hub in Nigeria. The State has traditionally, been home to several leading blue-chip companies in the Nigerian Capital Market, both quoted and unquoted. Examples include Nestle Plc, Lafarge WAPCO Plc, and many others.
b. We will also like to use the Workshop to honour our late Doyen, Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, FCS, who passed on earlier this year. Otunba Balogun, his children and many other Stockbrokers of Ogun State origin have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian Capital Market.
Finally, the Conference will have two special family sessions, including a Pitch Hour for securities trading platforms in Nigeria to enlighten the audience on what they do and how Securities Dealers can utilize their platforms. There will also be a Career Talk session targeted at university and secondary school students in the country. Chartered Stockbrokers working in different sectors of the economy will take the stage to explain what their roles as Securities Dealers in the various sectors entail.