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East Africa: Standard Facilitates East African Business Growth

STANDARD Bank is facilitating business development between clients from the East Africa region and South Africa through its 2016 East Africa Trans-Regional Conference in Kenya.

Running until Thursday in Nairobi, the conference will provide delegates with an overview of commerce and industry in East Africa, while presenting opportunities for access to the market and business development.

Over three days, 70 of Standard Bank’s business banking clients from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia will take advantage of networking opportunities in a guided and informative environment.

Dr Manessah Alagbaoso, Head of Commercial Banking at Standard Bank Rest of Africa, said this was the first of a series of inter-Africa trade conferences aimed at facilitating business development.

“The event underlines our commitment as Standard Bank to create effective partnerships for our clients in the region and across the continent,” said Alagbaoso.

“We are committed to the East Africa region as indicated by our established presence in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and recent expansion into Ethiopia. Our sector expertise and in-depth local knowledge enable us to partner with our clients to make Africa’s progress real.

The landscape in East Africa had changed with improved governance, responsive regulatory measures and a stronger infrastructural environment to create opportunities for savvy investors who are preparedto make long-term business commitments within the region, said Alagbaoso.

South Africa-based Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a footprint across 20 African countries. –

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