First National Bank and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB, the corporate and investment banking division of FirstRand Group) will be hosting a webinar on the topic ‘Africa, the next opportunity – Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)’.
The virtual event, which is scheduled for October 15, 2020, is expected to equip individuals and businesses with key insights for trading within Africa as well as knowledge about the opportunities offered by the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
The webinar has been carefully designed as a platform to unpack trade flows between Africa and the rest of the world. First National Bank has put together some of the foremost experts in this field as panelists, namely: Daniel Kavishe (RMB Economist), Marthinus Havenga (owner of Cathkin Consulting) and Rian Geldenhuys (CEO of Trade Law Chambers).
“Key among the areas of focus will be a deep dive into the operations and mechanics of a free trade zone and some of the opportunities and challenges it poses,” says Kofi Pianim, Head of Global Markets at First National Bank Ghana. “In this webinar, the panelists will be discussing the current economic climate in Africa, narrowing down to the FX liquidity dynamics in Ghana. The panelists will also share valuable data and statistics that clarifies the import and export markets in Africa, as well as the regulatory requirements for agreements and the practical operational mechanics.”
Mr. Richard Kokoih, Head of Coverage for Corporate and Investment Banking at First National Bank Ghana also explained that the bank is resolute to overturn conventional wisdom that translates to innovative thinking across multiple industries with a versatile mix of robust financial solutions.
“The challenges businesses are faced with vary in many instances, but in the case of the current difficulties associated with the pandemic there is a generic struggle with trading, foreign exchange and business value management even though restrictions are being eased” Mr. Kokoih says. “That is why we are leveraging on the knowledge and outstanding experience of our energetic team of professionals to help trigger innovative solutions that drive exponential results for businesses.”
While the webinar is targeted at businesses, investors and SMEs, interested participants may apply to be part of the event, which is slated for October 15, 2020 at 9am on Microsoft Teams. Those interested can apply at https://events.fnb.co.za/ or on any of the First National Bank Ghana’s social media handles.