The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has reaffirmed its role as the primary sponsor of the 2023 Lagos International Trade Fair. Partnering with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), UBA aims to empower small and medium-sized businesses, fostering entrepreneurial development across Africa. This year’s 37th edition, scheduled from November 3rd to 12th at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, underscores UBA’s steadfast commitment to this vital event.
During a press briefing at Commerce House, Lagos, the Chairman of the Trade Promotion Board at LCCI, Leye Kupoluyi, applauded UBA’s consistent support as the headline sponsor. He assured participants that this edition will offer extensive networking opportunities, spotlight innovation, drive international trade, and showcase sector diversity while giving a significant boost to local businesses.
Kupoluyi emphasized that the local organizing committee is dedicated to providing world-class facilities, ensuring the highest exhibition standards, prioritizing health and safety, and facilitating seamless money transactions and intra-Africa fund transfers through UBA’s digital banking platforms.
Babatunde Ajayi, UBA’s Head of SME Banking, highlighted the significance of the partnership with LCCI, emphasizing UBA’s unwavering commitment to local businesses and communities. He stressed the crucial role SMEs play in economic activity and long-term sustainability, echoing their importance on a global scale, both in developed and developing economies.