Pan-African Bank, The United Bank for Africa Plc, has pledged to promote the expansion of small and medium-sized businesses and to sponsor the 2022 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair.
The bank announced in a statement that it had been the primary sponsor of the event since 2019, and that the 36th edition of it will take place this year in November.
Speaking on the bank’s commitment, UBA’s Head of Retail, Digital & Transaction Banking, Sampson Aneke, said “In line with UBA’s unflinching support to the growth of small and medium enterprises, the bank will be giving special incentives to businesses who register to attend the fair.”
Aneke pointed out that the bank was constantly looking for collaboration options that would enhance the business environment and the economies in which it operated because of its wide distribution throughout Africa and other significant economies of the world.
Also speaking, UBA’s Head Brand and Marketing, Uzoamaka Oyeka, said, “As a leader in African trade and promotion of SMEs, we have identified the fair as a genuine avenue for both domestic and international trade exhibitors to promote their businesses through product launches, sales opportunities, business-to-business meetings with government agencies whilst fostering international trade partnership deals across borders.”
In the statement, the Director-General, LCCI, Dr Chinyere Alumona, commended UBA for the collaboration with LCCI on the event.
She said the bank has consistently remained a dependable partner since 2019, and there were great expectations that this year’s edition would equally yield great benefits, like the previous ones, owing to the fact that the LITF hosts an average of 2,000 exhibitors annually, with over 200 foreign exhibitors from 16 countries.