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Trade Hub Promotes AGOA Awareness and the Importance of Engaging Financial Advisers to Access Finance in Nigeria

Originally published by Trade Hub Communications

The Trade Hub participated in a three-day SME financing conference and matchmaking exhibition, “Financing Non-oil Export Businesses and Franchises,” organized by the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, October 5-7, 2016. The conference brought together over 500 participants including representatives from 50 SMEs and investors.

The Trade Hub’s AGOA specialist, Kara Diallo, participated in a panel discussion on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), explaining the duty-free advantages it gives to businesses and the Hub’s assistance to help West African businesses export under it.

Meanwhile, the Trade Hub’s financial services specialist, William Addo, spoke with more than 100 participants who stopped by the Hub’s exhibition stand, explaining how the project’s financial advisor network can grow their businesses and referring prospective deals to financial advisors for assistance.

Banyan Global is a subcontractor to Abt Associates on the West Africa Trade Hub Project.