ROSSLAND INDUSTRY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The aim of this unit is to support industry growth and development, increase investments and enhance the value of investments in target industries and sectors. This is achieved through technical assistance, advocacy, networking and promotion of industry awareness raising events and activities provided majorly to industry, trade associations and networks. Part of our industry support program is facilitating integration of local industries and value chains into global industries and value chains. For example, facilitating learning and networking of local industry players with global players through their participation in international industry events such as conferences and workshops. At such events, we organize special forum to provide opportunity for Nigerian operators to source financial and technical partners from networks of global industry players. Specific Rossland Industry Support activities include the following:
association management services:
Executive, administrative and financial management;
Public affairs and lobbying;
Meeting/convention/ trade show management;
Education and professional development: through several means including our website which features a range of up-to-date information which provides a valuable resource and marketing tools for members of a trade association. Informal courses, conferences and seminars jointly organized with industry associations, local and international subject market experts and specialists;
Central Office Facilities(Maintain daily office, answer telephone, receive shipments; maintain calendar of events, central member files, supplies; serve as registered agent; supply meeting space; service email inquiries, etc. for associations and industry networks.
Quality assurance program jointly organized with association for members;
“Buy Nigeria” campaign promotion program
Global Industry linkages:
Updates on international trends affecting targeted local industries;
Regular contact with counterpart international industry associations;
Joint research projects with sister associations in other countries.
Securing notable international speakers to address and train members of local industries.
Facilitating participation in international conferences for industry members
Communication and Advocacy aimed at informing the international community about local industry potential, opportunities, strengths and weaknesses.
Logistical support to reach local value chain operators and industry players
To date, we have supported the Nigerian food and agriculture sector in the following ways:
• July 13-19 2009: Rossland Consulting facilitated the participation of 12 Nigerian rice market operators from the public and private sectors to attend the 2009 Post-Harvest Rice Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was organized by the International Rice Research Institute based in the Philippines. During the conference a side activity the “Nigeria Rice Investors Forum” was put together by Rossland Consulting for Nigerian investors to source financial and technical partners for rice processing projects back in Nigeria. An outcome of the investors’ forum was that an investment partnership discussion between Nigerian- based Ebony Agro Limited and Bangkok- based Riceland International Limited. A technical partnership was also entered into between Arewa Rice mill of Kano State and Riceland International Limited.
• 8-10 October 2009: Rossland
facilitated Nigeria’s public and
private sector participation at the
“14th World Rice Commerce”
conference in Bali-Indonesia. The
conference was organized by Rossland
Consulting partner IBC Commodities
Singapore. A representative of the
Lagos State government made a
presentation of rice sector
investment opportunities in the
state to the 14th World Rice
• 22-26 March 2010: Rossland Consulting promoted joint venture and partnership between African rice project promoters with International rice traders and rice investors at the Africa Rice Congress event organized by Africa Rice Center in Bamako Mali from 22-26 March 2010. Rossland Consulting worked in partnership with congress organizers – the Africa Rice Center.
• Rossland Consulting was the Official Africa marketing company for the International Rice Congress (IRC 2010) held in Vietnam in November 2010. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines and was organized by IRRI and Bangkok-based Asia Congress Events Company. An important activity here was a matchmaking event between African rice project promoters and potential international rice investors interested in Africa. Rossland Consulting worked in partnership with the congress organizers to hold this matchmaking event for joint ventures and alliances for increased rice production in the African continent.
Rossland Consulting is a member of the U.S. based Association Management Company Institute (AMCI) - www. amcinstitute.org. Membership of this institute provide us industry best practice tools to offer high quality service to our clients.
Rossland Industry Support Program
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