Afro Business Expo
The Afro Business Expo creates a secure environment for UK businesses to partner with and invest in viable businesses in Africa, from IT, Energy, Property Development, Manufacturing, Retail, Export, to Agriculture and many more.
Join us at the Meadow Suite, Park House, University of Reading.
A day of powerful talks
Remittances: relevance and value to economic development.
"Western African countries received 27 billion USD in remittances in 2020.
Nigeria, the largest recipient in Sub-Saharan Africa in absolute terms, received nearly 64 per cent of this total (17.2 billion), while the Gambia (15.6 per cent) and Cape Verde (13.9 per cent) received the most remittances as a share of GDP.
Though estimates for 2020 show that remittances to the sub-region dropped by 19.3 per cent due to COVID-19, remittances to 5 of the 15 countries for which data is available increased.
Remittances received in Nigeria fell by 27.7 per cent in 2020 whereas remittances received in Gambia increased by 5 per cent."
(World Bank, 2021)
As a platform for fostering business relationships between the United Kingdom & Africa, this event will be of interest to all who want to explore remittance, its challenges and opportunities, and its impact on businesses.
REGISTRATION - COFFEE & NETWORKING
UK and Africa – Accessing partnerships and funding
// Anthony N Fiddy, Vice Chairman, Naanovo Energy Inc.,
Managing Director, Naanovo Energy UK Ltd, Part of the
Naanovo Group of Companies
Technology and digital dynamic between Nigeria and the UK – The Seamfix legacy
// Chimezie Emewulu, Group CEO of Seamfix
The bankable plan: understand what gets funded and how to position your business
// Ngozi Fakeye, Director OVACtech
International opportunities – Marketing your brand
// Rose P Graham, Producer/Presenter
The role of diaspora professionals as key to mutual growth
// David Smith, Chairman of the British African Business Alliance Ltd
Supporting UK businesses that explore Africa trade
// Jonathan Dowell, UK Export Finance
BUFFET LUNCH & NETWORKING
Operating in Confidence between Nigeria and the UK
// Uhabia Ojike, Managing Partner, MAZARS Nigeria
AI and Blockchain across UK and the Developing world
// Raj Khumar Mortha, CEO AI Dizital
Remittance business: opportunities and challenges
// Yinka Dosumu, Founder and CEO Fast FX Limited
// Helena Wilson, Assistant Director – Global Business Development
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Spotlight – OVAC Group
// Uwa Ojike, CEO OVAC Group
BREAK & NETWORKING
CLOSING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE
Day delegate early bird: £130.00
Day delegate standard: £190.00
Payments may be made securely by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
The Advisory Committee will consider each notification for refund on merit. However, the general rules will be as follows:
All cancellation/refund requests must be received in writing
Twenty-eight (28) days or more prior to the event: Full refund or credited participant fee.
Twenty-seven (27) days or less prior to the event: No refund.
If Afro Business Expo decides to cancel any part of this event, it will not be responsible for covering airfare, hotel or any other costs. Speakers, agenda, networking and recreational events are subject to change without notice. For more information regarding refunds, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Show Policy
Written notification must be submitted to Afro Business Expo prior to the event should you no longer be able to attend. Registration fees will apply.
Personal Data & Marketing
Afro Business Expo’s primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to complete your registration and to provide services and features that optimise your conference experience. A benefit of registration is access to the pre- and post-conference online attendee list and networking system. You may exclude yourself from the attendee list, which may be supplied to event sponsors, and online conference networking by emailing email@example.com
Since 2014, Afro Business Expo has enabled businesses from the UK and Africa to engage, learn and discuss subject matters and ideas close to their hearts.
This collaborative approach fosters beneficial long-term relationships for all involved.
Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the industry.
Sponsors of the Afro Business Expo want to have direct contact with their audience.
Our Sponsors support us because they want to:
support SME growth for African economic development.
meet viable SMEs from Africa worthy of direct investment.
interact with over 400 people in footfall.
engage face to face with their target market.
enjoy a positive PR campaign.
participate in prolific networking opportunities with key stakeholders.
promote bilateral Afro-Anglia trade relations.
Meadow Suite, Park House, University of Reading
The Meadow Suite, Park House,is located on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus and provides the perfect ambiance for memorable occasions.
The Whiteknights campus is approximately 1.5 miles from the M4 motorway. Sat nav postcode for Shinfield Road and Pepper Lane entrances: RG6 6UR.
Parking facilities: Use Car Park 1a at the Shinfield Road entrance to the campus (Sports Park).
From the airport
Reading is well connected to both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. A direct bus service runs between Heathrow airport and Reading station. Buses run every 30 minutes, during the day, and take about 40 minutes. For more information, please visit the RailAir website. A direct train service runs between Gatwick airport and Reading station. Trains run once an hour during the day and take about 75 minutes. For more information, please visit the National Rail website.
Reading train station is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places in the UK. If you are travelling from or via London, the quickest route to take is from London Paddington station as you can be in Reading within 20 minutes.
Local buses, come directly through campus, and taxis run from outside Reading train station – please see reading-buses.co.uk for current timetables. A single ticket from the town centre to campus is approximately £2, and a return ticket
is approximately £4.
Please ensure you have the correct fare as
the bus driver cannot give change,
contactless payment is now available.
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