A General Meeting of US Companies doing business in Nigeria in May 2005, unanimously endorsed the need for an American Business Council (ABC) which , operating like a 'think tank', will focus on policy issues and practical implementation steps in support of Nigerian public and private section leadership as well as ongoing reform initiatives in the country. It is designed to bring ABC's Nigerian based resources combined with the US support, to bear on selected issues and reform initiatives that show potential
FG lost revenue to counterfeits activities – American businesses
ABC Seeks Increased Collaboration with Government
An official launch of the just concluded ‘Tech Entrepreneurship Ecosystems research’ by OC & C consultants in partnership with Ventures Platform Foundation and sponsored by Google held on the 24th of April at Ventures Park Abuja.
The report provides an in-depth study of the key trends and challenges in Nigeria's technology entrepreneurship ecosystem, and suggests policy recommendations for addressing some of the noted issues.
The American Business Council recently held an FMCG media parley at the American Guest Quarters, Lagos to rub minds with the media on how Nigeria can become the West African Manufacturing hub through increased collaboration between Private Sector and Government and improved regulatory environment that will further encourage investments.
The Parley session highlighted further the need to have a more laser focus on IP issues, Counterfeits and Parallel Trade which impact government tax revenues and are derailleurs to Nigeria’s growth aspiration as a West African hub.
The event was kindly sponsored by Kimberly Clark.