Dana Air partners BPE for Global Investor Conference 2009

20th May 2009

Dana Airlines Limited is partnering with the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) towards the success of the Global Investor Conference holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on the 25th and 26th of May, 2009. The airline was announced as official airline partner for the event by BusinessinAfrica Events UK Limited (BIAE), organiser of the program for the BPE.
The two-day Conference will focus on ‘Future Strategic Options for Reform, Commercialisation and Privatisation of Public Enterprises in Nigeria’. Keynote address will be delivered by His Excellency, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and experts on economic matters from within and outside the country will participate in the conference.

Speaking on Dana Air’s partnership with the BPE, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani, Chief Executive Officer of the airline said, “The complete realization of the nation’s economy can only be achieved if the private sector participates massively in all sub-sectors of the economy. Our support for the Global Investor Conference is hinged on the recognition of the private sector as the driving force for economic growth, and we commend the BPE and BIAE for the initiative.”

As official airline partner, Dana Air is providing complimentary air tickets to facilitate the transportation of the organizers and guests to the conference. The airline will also be offering all conference delegates special discounts on air tickets.

Mr. Christian Udechukwu, Managing Director of BusinessinAfrica Events UK Limited, thanked Dana Air for supporting the conference. He said that the partnership with BPE is a sign of the airline’s commitment towards the development of the country and that the gesture will go a long way towards ensuring that the conference is indeed a success.

BusinessinAfrica Events UK Limited is a leading UK based business communication company specializing in Live Events, Public Relations, Media Relations and Reputation Management for corporate clients and governments with a focus on Africa.

Dana Airlines Limited is a subsidiary of Dana Group, a conglomerate with interest in diverse sectors of Nigeria’s economy including Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Steel, Automobile, Electronics, Plastics and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).