After its postponement last November, Ehingbeti, the private sector-centered economic transformation conference will hold from February 16-18, 2021.
The three-day summit, which will be a hybrid of virtual and live events, will draw participation from different sectors of the economy and across the globe.
According to the organisers, Ehingbeti has yet another significant role in the wider Rebuild Lagos Agenda of the current government and its developmental campaigns.
Over the last two decades, successive governments in Lagos State since the beginning of the 4th republic, have hosted the summit to consistently redefine the dynamics of public-private sector collaborations for development across social and economic indices in the State.
“Deploying Ehingbeti as a recovery strategy from the shockwave of COVID-19 and as a socio-economic reinforcement tactic at this period in the history of our State is timely” said Sam Egube, the current Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, who is also a Co-chair of the Steering Committee, while explaining the role of Ehingbeti 2021 in the Rebuild Lagos Agenda.
“In the last two decades, Ehingbeti has played a pivotal role in the transformation of Lagos State, with useful inputs into the Lagos State Development Plans (LSDP)”.
“Our realities from 2000 when the first Ehingbeti held, exactly 21 years ago, have significantly changed. Now, we have to cater to the infrastructural needs of more than 22 million population and ensure that Lagos remains on the path of continuous growth”.
Since the inaugural summit in 2000, Lagos State has gained useful insights from contributions by innumerable business and political leaders, renowned economists, notable development experts and outstanding scholars, who have participated from different parts of the world in the Lagos Economic Summit Group (LESG) events.