[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]At the sixth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), The Access Bank UK had the opportunity to hold meetings, make contacts and share industry expertise with UAE businesses and individuals looking to invest in Nigeria.
The Access Bank UK was also able to demonstrate to key contacts the strong position that they are in and the capabilities that they have to facilitate trade and investment in Nigeria. This is evidenced by the strong network of businesses and existing contacts they have in the region and the wealth of experience that the trade experts have in Sub Saharan markets.
Held under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, AIM 2016 brought officials, investors and experts under one roof to help analyse and track the investment landscape in the emirate. With special focus on the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and its growth prospects in emerging markets, the UAE and its leaders believe the international meeting was of utmost importance to the economy of the region.
As a silver sponsor of AIM 2016, The Access Bank UK received ample visibility in a high-profile government event, along with the opportunity to develop and build strong, mutually beneficial relationships within the industry and region. The Access Bank UK was also recognised for its support of investors in the region through a sponsorship award directly from the authorities involved in organising AIM 2016.[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”https://www.theaccessbankukltd.co.uk/4j35nf/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Access-Bank-Award.jpg” image_width=”800″ image_height=”350″ crop=”false” svg=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”outside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″ title=”Award of Appreciation for The Access Bank UK – silver sponsors.”][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Having attended the event, Jamie Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer at The Access Bank UK provided additional insight about the potential of investing in Nigeria, a country holding immense promise for businesses and government institutions in the UAE. Furthermore, Jamie Simmonds was also available to elaborate on untapped investment potential beyond oil; in priority sectors such as Agriculture, Trade and ICT, which will fundamentally boost manufacturing in the medium-to-long term.
Jamie Simmonds was also able to meet with Aisha Abubakar, Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and the Charge d’Affaires of the Nigerian Embassy in the UAE, who were able to provide information about Nigeria, the potential of its economy and the UAE government’s role in investing in the country.[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”https://www.theaccessbankukltd.co.uk/4j35nf/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Aisha-Abubakar-Jamie-Simmonds.jpg” image_width=”800″ image_height=”350″ crop=”false” svg=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”outside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″ title=”Jamie Simmonds, CEO/ MD at The Access Bank UK with Aisha Abubakar, Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]