An event tagged “Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS)” is underway in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos.
The NIMS which is put together by the organised private sector of the Nigerian maritime industry is collaborating to promote and positioned it as the country’s only whole-of-value-chain maritime event.
Facilitated by a unique industry-wide collaboration and supported by government, NIMS sets agenda and highlights solutions for maritime business, policy and operations in Nigeria.
In addition to featuring Nigeria’s first immersive virtual maritime exhibition and trade show, NIMS will feature discussions on cross-cutting aspects of maritime industry operations, business, law and policy.
The first annual event is scheduled to hold from 26th to 29th May 2021 and targets expansion of economic options for the industry and increased efficiency of services provided to the economy.
The NIMS agenda is driven by a two-pronged strategy based on knowledge and policy development; as well as industry-wide service optimisation. While the former is to be led by discussions, policy advocacy and engagement at the annual event and ad-hoc industry engagement series, the latter will be achieved by development of a reliable and efficient industry-driven maritime cluster for Nigeria.
The Programme Officer of NIMS, Ose Omobhude said NIMS is a non-governmental initiative supported by what he called “a high-level volunteer” Board of Directors and an Advisory Council.