The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has again emerged as the headline sponsor of the 2023 edition of the annual Lagos International Trade Fair.
UBA, in partnership with the organisers of the annual event, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), reiterated his readiness to bolster small and medium scales businesses, while catalysing entrepreneurial growth across the continent.
For the past five years, UBA has been the headline sponsor of the Lagos International Trade Fair.
The year’s edition which is the 37th is scheduled to hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos between November 3 and 12, 2023.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday to announce the partnership, the Chairman Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Engr. Leye Kupoluyi, commended UBA for sponsoring the trade fair.
Kupoluyi stated that the 2023 edition would provide networking opportunities, showcase innovation, promote international trade, industry and sector diversity, and boost local businesses.
He said the local organising committee would bring world-class facilities and ambiance with the best exhibition standard, health, safety, and deployment of digital banking platforms provided by UBA for the ease of money transactions and intra-Africa fund transfers.
Also speaking, the UBA’s Head, SME Banking, Babatunde Ajayi, said: “UBA’s partnership with the LCCI emphasises its support for local businesses and the community. We at UBA, consider this as exemplary which is why our partnership with LCCI continues to stand the test of time.
“There is no gain saying that in virtually all economies all over the world – developed and developing alike, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are critical to the generation of economic activity and to long-term sustainability.”
He explained that the bank’s commitment to offering special incentives to businesses that register to attend the fair was in line with UBA’s support to the growth of SMEs, stressing that “UBA will be giving special incentives to businesses who register to attend the fair”.
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