International Plaza Hotel

655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J3, Canada.
May 9, 2017 - May 12, 2017
8am to 6pm Canada Time



655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J3, Canada

Date & Time

May 9th to 12th, 8am to 6pm Canadian Time


Over 10 Guest Speakers

Get fresh business insights in this year's summit

The highly anticipated CANIBUS2017, the Canada and Nigeria Intergovernmental and Business Summit is expected to bring together over 400 participants from the public and private sectors including several corporations and stakeholders from the emerging markets and developed world as well as government officials of both countries.

Trade Mission from Nigeria Highlights Potential for Canada in Nigeria
Great and intuitively easy access for all kinds of business projects

We know that doing business in Nigeria is not easy. The political and regulatory climate can be challenging. Staying ahead of the pack will depend on building strong and lasting bilateral relationships between business and government leaders.

This May, Canada will host a high-level trade delegates from Nigeria including over 50 CEOs representing some of Nigeria’s most successful new businesses. Such high-profile business delegations are not common in Canada.

With the new administration in government, Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow faster than any other continent. Foreign direct investment has more than tripled over the past ten years, and remains strong despite increasing global headwinds. Appropriate for Canada, the vast majority of this investment goes into extractive or infrastructure projects, which explains why our equipment producers, engineers and mining and energy firms are already making significant inroads.

With a young population of nearly 185 million people and GDP growth averaging more than six per cent over the last 10 years, Nigeria is on the front lines of the new Africa. So far, there have been a number of Canadian success stories. Nigeria is one of Bombardier’s largest markets for business jets—a service facility was opened there in February of 2013. Manitoba Hydro International is working to improve Nigeria’s power situation.

We’re off to a good start. Foreign Investment Protection Agreement has been signed. Sustaining a bilateral engagement is essential if Canada is to have a competitive edge in a region that will only become more important in the future.

Meet Our Speakers

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Honourable Kathleen Wynne

The Premier of Toronto

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama

Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs.


Register and participate in this year's summit