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Breaking Down the Budget at the Elevation Church Vantage Forum
On Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the Civic Centre, Lagos, business leaders, analysts and experts convened to discuss the 2013 budget and its impact on business and the economy. They shared emerging business opportunities and how they can be harnessed.

The event was powered by The Elevation Church and was aimed at empowering individuals to maximize opportunities through a cross-pollination of ideas.
Speakers included:

* Mr. Ladi Balogun, Group MD and CEO, FCMB
* Mr. Deji Fisho, Executive Vice Chairman, XS Energy (acquirers of Shiroro Dam)
* Dr. Ayo Teriba, CEO, Economic Associates
* Mr. Bismark Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives
* Demola Odeyemi, Executive Director, GTBank
* Pastor Godman Akinlabi, Convener and Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church

Budget Perspectives

For the first time since 1999, the Nigerian Senate and House passed a budget before the commencement of the year in view. If followed, the 2013 budget may be the first fully implemented budget in the nation’s history. Issues discussed at the Vantage Forum included:

1. How will the budget affect the economy?
2. What are the emerging business opportunities in 2013?
3. What are the foreseeable threats and how do we manage them?
In order to present a balanced evaluation, four different perspectives were examined:
1. Government
2. Academia
3. Business Practitioners
4. Financiers

The event also served as a networking platform for entrepreneurs and business people.
Vantage Forum received positive feedback from participants. Tunde Usidame, Executive Pastor of The Elevation Church had this to say, “Because The Elevation Church exists to Make Greatness Common, we are pleased we could provide knowledge from experts to help businesses and entrepreneurs”.

About The Elevation Church
The Elevation Church was set up to empower individuals to achieve the highest level of distinction and greatness in life; serving God and humanity with passion.
Address – Pistis Centre, 3 Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Lekki Roundabout, Lagos.
Twitter – @elevationng
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elevationng

Dr. Ayo Teriba, CEO, Economic Associates

Dr. Ayo Teriba, CEO, Economic Associates

Cross Section of Participants at Vantage Forum

Cross Section of Participants at Vantage Forum

Pastor Godman Akinlabi, Convener and Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church

Pastor Godman Akinlabi, Convener and Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church

Demola Odeyemi, Executive Director, GTBank

Demola Odeyemi, Executive Director, GTBank

Bismark Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives

Bismark Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives

Deji Fisho, Executive Vice Chairman, XS Energy (acquirers of Shiroro Dam)

Deji Fisho, Executive Vice Chairman, XS Energy (acquirers of Shiroro Dam)

Ladi Balogun, Group MD and CEO, FCMB

Ladi Balogun, Group MD and CEO, FCMB

Cross Section of Speakers and Pastors at The Elevation Church

Cross Section of Speakers and Pastors at The Elevation Church

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