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Emefiele, Oliver Alawuba to speak on global economic trends at UBA conference

Emefiele, Oliver Alawuba to speak on global economic trends at UBA conference
October 16
16:35 2022

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Oliver Alawuba, group managing director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, are billed to speak on global economic trends at the 2022 edition of the UBA Group International Banking conference.

The bank, in a statement on Sunday, said the four-day conference will hold from October 17-21 in the United States of America and, will be hosted by UBA America – its US branch.

Other speakers expected at the event include Sola Yomi-Ajayi, executive director, UBA Group/CEO, UBA America; Gwen Mwaba; drector and global head trade finance, Afrexim Bank; Derik Riesche, director, regulatory and finance crimes compliance, Exiger, as well as a host of other notable financial, non-financial and compliance experts.

UBA said participants at the event will seek to address pressing financial challenges while also brainstorming on solutions to the industry’s key challenges and opportunities.

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It said they would also explore correspondent banking innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem.

Other issues around correspondence banking, trade finance, US dollar clearing and payments, cross-border and transit payments will also be discussed at the conference.

According to the statement, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, host of the event, expressed the bank’s readiness to welcome participants from all over the world to the conference.

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She announced that delegates will also have the opportunity to network while also acquiring tactical strategies to transform their correspondence banking initiatives and unlock new business opportunities.

“Given our presence in key global financial centres particularly in New York where UBA is the only African Bank with a US federal banking license, UBA is providing much needed correspondent banking solutions to African financial institutions, thereby contributing to the development of Africa and providing access to global financial markets,” Yomi-Ajayi said.

“Through this conference, we are bringing together bankers from central and commercial banks across Africa, as well as experts from the US financial services industry to brainstorm key challenges and innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem.”

Yomi-Ajayi said further explained that there will also be networking and one-on-one stakeholder engagement opportunities with UBA executives.

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“As you may well know, UBA is not just about banking, we are committed to ensuring sustainability of the African continent through promotion of financial inclusion, forging strong partnerships while also contributing to the development of sustainable financial markets on the African continent,” she added.

“An international conference such as this demonstrates our commitment to Africa, facilitates knowledge sharing and capacity building for African institutions.”

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