The Afro Business Expo Is Back: Building Business Partnerships in the Thames Valley!

Did you know the Chancellor has created an Export Finance fund of £3 billion to facilitate international trade for business opportunities? Find out more at the annual Afro Business Expo that takes place on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Green Park Conference Centre, Reading.

The Afro Business Expo (ABE) encourages UK based businesses to collaborate with African SMEs to expand their horizons, meet potential partners and build business partnerships that can mutually benefit both enterprises.

The two day event allows attendees to discover the bilateral trade and export market services and you are invited to attend to learn more about the opportunities that await you and your business.

In 2014 the ABE resulted in over $500M worth of investments in energy and agriculture with 450 visitors in attendance to learn from industry guest speakers and network.

For the event in 2015, you can meet delegates from sectors such as Renewable Energy, Property Development, Manufacturing, Retail, Agriculture, Commodities, Export/Import and many more.

We are proud to be supported by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) – the UK’s export credit agency and government department that helps exporters by providing insurance & support. Stuart Stoter from UKEF will be a guest speaker to explain how UKEF can help exporters to identify, quantify, manage and minimise the financial risks of exporting.

Organised by Motherland Connects, this outstanding event offers the opportunity to grow your business, expand your horizons and get connected to real professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs who are rooting for economic growth in Africa and the UK.

Why you should join us:

  • It is free to attend – register:

  • Meet like minded small, medium enterprises, 30 exhibitors, over 450 delegates.

  • You can discover secure ways to identify and develop business opportunities with Africa in a professional yet friendly environment.

  • 16 Expert Speakers from the United Bank for Africa Capital, UK Export Finance, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) and many more will share valuable insights on gaining precedence in Africa.

Ngozi Fakeye, Program Director of Afro Business Expo says, “Africa has vast opportunities, from our arable lands to the bourgeoning well educated population. We are poised to shed the image of war and strife to shine as a beacon of economic renaissance. We intend to work with our Western partners as equals in an economic development drive that is equitable and sustainable.”

Guest speaker Anne White, Head of International Trade & Compliance, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce says “The Thames Valley is the No.1 performing small region in the UK according to Financial Times Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/13. The engine of the South East and the UK has an economy of £32 billion, which accounts for 19.5% of the regional total. The Thames Valley is top 5 for economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness.”

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Don’t miss your chance to join us to register your attendance for Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September 2015.

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Note to editors:

  • Motherland Connects is based in Reading Berkshire and connects the UK with Africa through as a business administration and management support company.

  • If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Louise Chandler at Soundbite Media: or call 07985650204

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