As technology brings the people of the world closer, we find that globalization connects us all.

While international markets continue to influence each other and with various cultures sharing a collective identity, we see the growing influence of leadership in our increasingly complex, interdependent and interconnected world. Today’s global climate throws us profound challenges and opportunities which require an arsenal of skills that set leaders apart. Join those whose visions inspire future generations to carve out positive trails in their communities as they invite us on a journey towards creating the future.

For the first time in Nigeria, sustainable leadership practice is being promoted through the 2013 Access Conference themed "Embracing Sustainable Leadership" aimed at capturing the essence of exceptional leadership, highlighting the expectations and challenges of same in today's very dynamic world.

The conference will focus on leadership processes, practices and issues from a holistic perspective as well as present outstanding case studies of exemplary leadership practices undertaken by various internationally recognized and accomplished individuals.

Hosted by Access Bank Plc, the conference brings together some of the world's brightest minds and personalities. It will also afford an opportunity to showcase the Bank's accomplishments and transformation from a being small player in the Nigerian financial landscape to one of the most prominent and respected African Banks which without doubt, can only be attributed among other things to exceptional leadership qualities and practices imbibed over the years.

It is therefore our expectation that at the end of the conference, participants will leave better informed and with a greater sense of understanding to undertake leadership roles in their individual fields either academia, sports, business or politics.

To further consolidate the conference, we shall be publishing a docket on "what it takes to be an exceptional leader". This we expect will serve as an inspiration and blueprint for the next generation leaders.

On Leadership

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A GREAT leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

- Rosalynn Carter

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

- Douglas MacArthur

When you see the word “LEADER”, what do you think? Does an image come to mind, or some words pulled from memory? Leadership is more than just a role. It is an event. A process, that like resilience leaves an immutable imprint.

Who We Are

Accessbank Bank plc is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of over 349 branches and service outlets located in major centers across Nigeria,sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.As a leading African Bank,our sustainability strategy is an integral part of our business centered on promoting development that meets the needs of the present without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.Sustainable Banking for us is the positive and deliberate actions we take towards ensuring infrastructural development oiling the wheels of commerce and growing prosperous communities across Africa.

Our customers are the heart of our business and as such we help to grow their businesses by empowering their employees, suppliers and distributors.True to our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our customers,we have realigned our operations and repositioned our business processes using Information Technology as a major driver to ensure we consistently deliver enjoyable experience to our customers.Our people are passionate about our customers,highly skilled,disciplined and ethical.We seek out promising talents and provide them with a strong platform to acquire the skills and capabilities required to deliver value to our customers, and grow into strong professionals with the leadership potentials.

This underscores the reason why in 2012 Access Bank was named one of Nigeria’s Best Workplace in the annual study conducted by the London-based Great Place To Work Institute.



Leadership in Sustainability

To support the Sustainable Green Initiative, this conference will be 100% paperless.

We therefore advise that you come along with smart devices to enable you experience a fully interactive session with the speakers via a dedicated application.

Also note to pre-register online and download the programme prior arrival.