The hallmark of thisÂ yearâ€™s conference of Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks ( ACAMB) will be on risk managementÂ as the Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi declares open the 2009 Annual Conference/Retreat of the Association on Friday, 25th September in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Sanusi, who is the Special Guest of Honour and Lead Speaker, will deliver a paper on â€œRisk Management as the Panacea for Preventing Systemic Image Crisisâ€. The theme of this yearâ€™s conference/retreat is, â€œOptimising marketing communications in a global recessionâ€.
The retreat, which is an annual event of ACAMB, is in furtherance of the aspiration of the Association to build capacity of Corporate Communications and allied professionals with strategies that would enhance their performance. Apart from ACAMB members, Public Relations professionals from other sectors of the national economy would attend this yearâ€™s retreat.
The conference will also feature seasoned global financial analyst, Mr Bismarck Rewane (MD, Financial Derivatives Ltd) who will speak on â€œGlobal Financial Meltdown: Exit Strategies for Nigerian Banksâ€;Â eminent Professor of Strategy and Organasational Communication from Temple University Philadelphia U.S.A. , Mr.Cornelius B. Pratt who will speak on â€œEnsuring the Impact of Marketing Communications in an Economic Downturnâ€ and Mr. Austin Ufomba, Head, Brand Marketing Communications, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), who will also speak on the topic â€œMarketing Communications Dynamics in Global Recessionâ€.
The Special Media Consultative Interaction will be chaired by Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa ( Member, Federal House of Representative and Chairperson, House Committee on Nigerians in Diaspora) while the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors Mr. Gbenga Adefaye will present a paper on â€œJournalisim and Nation Building in the face of recession: The Nigerian Experienceâ€.
The Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks is the umbrella body for all image managers in the Nigerian banking industry. The Association aims to improve the working relationship between banks, the government and the public. It aims to build trust and confidence between all parties thus promoting a conducive atmosphere for businesses to thrive.
In the recent past, we had taken the initiative to create a platform for the dissemination of information on banksâ€™ services, the establishment of feedback channels for customers as well as the evolution of other forward looking strategies that would smoothen relationship between financial institutions and the general public. The Association also projects the image of the banking industry locally and internationally; advocates the return of standard banking code of ethics such as honesty, transparency, trust, reliability and security; enhances members career performance.
The Association also provides a viable forum where operators can discuss matters of common interest and proffer solutions.