HeadlinesNews NIMS sets to hold ‘whole-of-value-chain’ business event, elects officials By maritimemag June 30, 2021 ShareTweet 0 Segun OLADIPUPO A pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of Nigerian International Maritime Summit (NIMS) has been elected. She is Mrs. Mfon Ekong-Usoro renowned for cross-cutting work in key shipping areas including cabotage, finance and ports. A release by the Programme Administrator Mrs Adejoke Oluwamayowa Marquis, made available to made available to nigeriamaritime360 also revealed that also elected as members of the Governing Board are Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi and Mr. Emeka Akabogu. Alhaji Aminu Umar, a leading shipowner and operator, was elected to chair the event’s advisory council that represents diverse sectors of the maritime industry. Other members are Princess Vicky Haastrup (ports and terminals), Mr. Olumide Sofowora SAN (maritime law), Engr. John Oguntokun (marine engineers), and Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere SAN (women in maritime). Also, Otunba Kunle Folarin (services), Dr. Bolaji Akinola (media), Capt. Tajudeen Alao (master mariners), Alhaji Mahmud Bamanga Tukur (oil trading) and representatives from the freight forwarders, finance and security services also make up the council. The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (“NIMS”) is the only ‘whole-of-value-chain’ business event for operators, service providers, regulators and development organisations in Nigeria’s maritime industry It incorporates a strategic conference, a hybrid exhibition and an industry gala, creating a first-rate promotional, business development and policy activation opportunity. Promoted by an industry-wide coalition of the Nigerian maritime private sector, NIMS also draws on support by key government bodies. The Summit is slated to hold in Lagos from 5th to 6th October, 2021. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.