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FirstBank: Devoted to the development of trade and finance in West Africa…Sponsors the GTR West Africa Trade & Finance Conference 2018.



L-R Ikenna Egbukole, Head, Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Rupert Cutler, Moderator; Geraid Ikem, Divisional Head Treasury & International Banking, FCMB; Hope Yongo, Supervising Head, Specialized Business, Credit Insurance & Guarantee Department, Nigeria Export-Import Bank(NEXIM);Portia Gumbo-Dube, Head business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa(ECIC) at the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018, held in Lagos on Thursday (today

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and its subsidiary, FBN Bank UK Limited are sponsoring the GTR West Africa Trade & Finance Conference 2018 as part of the Group’s resolve to lead the development of Trade and Finance in the West African region. The event themed ‘Partnership For Sustained Development‘ has been scheduled for February 1 – 2, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

The conference presents a comprehensive overview of the trade opportunities available in the West African Market and will explore common trends, challenges and solutions within areas such as agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructure development. It is expected to convene about 300 delegates from 150 companies and 15 countries, with speakers covering a variety of topics on trade, investments and export financing.

FirstBank would be expounding on Export Financing at the event with Mr. Ikenna Egbukole, the Bank’s Head of Structured Trade Finance as part of the panel deliberating on “Export Financing: Stimulating business growth and maximizing hard currency liquidity”. The Bank has continued to set the agenda for business development in sub-Saharan African, having six subsidiaries in the region and is committed to optimising these footprints to enhance the economic development of the various countries where the Bank’s subsidiaries are situated. The Bank’s subsidiaries within the African continent include FBNBank in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal.

The sponsorship of the GTR West Africa Trade & Finance Conference underpins FirstBank’s commitment to stimulating the economy in sub-Saharan Africa and the entire continent at large.

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