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Sanusi to speak on risk management in banks at ACAMB conference.

The hallmark of this  year’s conference of Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks ( ACAMB) will be on risk management  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 “Risk Management as the Panacea for Preventing Systemic Image Crisis”. The theme of this year’s conference/retreat is, “Optimising marketing communications in a global recession”.
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 year’s retreat.

The conference will also feature seasoned global financial analyst, Mr Bismarck Rewane (MD, Financial Derivatives Ltd) who will speak on “Global Financial Meltdown: Exit Strategies for Nigerian Banks”;  eminent Professor of Strategy and Organasational Communication from Temple University Philadelphia U.S.A. , Mr.Cornelius B. Pratt who will speak on “Ensuring the Impact of Marketing Communications in an Economic Downturn” and Mr. Austin Ufomba, Head, Brand Marketing Communications, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), who will also speak on the topic “Marketing Communications Dynamics in Global Recession”.

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 “Journalisim and Nation Building in the face of recession: The Nigerian Experience”.

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 banks’ 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.


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