Webinar Summary: How to unlock new sources of trade funding in post-pandemic West Africa
During the live webinar hosted by Wilben and Orbitt, participants from Afreximbank, UK Export Finance, Access Bank and Bank One discuss the available funding options for SMEs, corporates, traders and financial institutions in West Africa and the outlook for alternative credit solutions in the region.
During the live webinar hosted by Wilben and Orbitt, participants from Afreximbank, UK Export Finance, Access Bank and Bank One discuss…
Themes and topics
Which markets in West Africa generate the greatest opportunity to provide trade finance – the bankers view?
The expanding role of the ECAs to provide trade financing – current situation;
Ways for corporates and Fls to unlock the trade finance liquidity announced by multilaterals;
How to mitigate FX risk and secure local currency financing in CFA, Naira and Cedis;
Followed by a lively discussion on which funding solution is best for your business and how to mitigate risks for your firm.
Lanre Oloniniyi, Co-founder, Orbitt
Gabriel Buck, Founder/MD of GKB Ventures
James Kasuyi, Head of Financial Institutions Bank One
Marieme Camara, Managing Director, Africa Wilben
Gwen Mwamba, Director & Global Head, Trade Finance / Guarantees African Export-Import Bank Afreximbank
Adekemi Iyinbor, Head of Industrials & SMEs / First Bank Nigeria
The decline in global goods trade volumes caused by the pandemic appears to have been less drastic than predicted by the WTO in late 2020, with export growth in Asia during the second half of the year matched by increased demand from other markets.